BLAIR ATHOLL, Perthshire
"Blair-Athole, village and parish in Athole district, Perthshire. The village stands 35 1/4 miles north-north-west of Perth, and has a head post office with money order and telegraph departments, a railway station, a banking office, a large ornate hotel, Established, Free, and Baptist churches, and a public school with about 163 scholars. - The parish is about 27 miles long and 15 miles broad, and comprises 181,114 acres. Real property in 1880-81, £21,051. Pop., quoad civilia, 1742; quoad sacra, 1687. Strathgarry, from Struan Point to Killiecrankie Pass, is the mainly inhabited portion; Glentilt, Glenfender, Glenerichkie, and part of Strathtummel include other portions of low ground; nearly all the rest of the area is filled with the Grampians; and the whole has beem summarily noted in our article on Athole. Blair Castle, the seat of the Duke of Athole, is a conspicuous feature; and Lude and Auchleeks are the chief other residences. An Episcopalian church is at Bridge of Tilt. There are 6 schools with accomodation for 358 scholars."
Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.
Blair Atholl Churchyard
The interment registers for 1 and 4 are available at the local council offices in Pitlochry. Please consult the cemeteries page.
There are pre 1855 inscriptions available for all in Monumental inscriptions (pre-1855) in South Perthshire.
The GRO(S) Ref. No. is 334. Please consult the county page for general information.
Please consult the county page for general information.
- Church of Scotland (OPR)
GRO(S) Ref. No. 334/1 B 1718-75 M 1733-86 D- 334/2 B 1775-1819 M 1787-1819 D- 334/3 B 1820-54 M 1820-54 D-
St Adamnan Episcopal Mission Church, Kilmaveonaig
1898-1984: plans, photos and inventory. Register of services and accounts at Holy Trinity, Pitlochry, register of baptisms and confirmations location unknown
Private records, Ref. NRA(S) 2706 - enquiries to:
National Register of Archives (Scotland)
HM General Register House
Edinburgh EH1 3YY
Local information can be found at Blair Atholl and District Tourist Association.
- The transcription of the section for Blair Atholl from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.