"DOWALLY, village and parish in Strathtay district, Perthshire. The village stands on a burn of its own name, 4½ miles north-by-west of Dunkeld, dates from the Culdee times, and has a small parochial church of 1813, and a public school with about 63 scholars. - The parish was a chapelry of Caputh, became seperate in 1500, and is now united to Dunkeld; and it comprises a main body of about 6 miles along the Tay, and a detached district of about ¾ mile along the Tummel. Acres of Dowally and Dunkeld, 9456. Real property in 1880-81, £3350. Pop. 791. The main body consists of a belt of low ground contiguous to the Tay, and a wooded range of overhanging heights; and includes the picturesque rocky hills of Craigiebarns and Craigievinean, together with the King's pass."
Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.