KILLIN, Perthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"KILLIN, a parish and post-office village in the district of Breadalbane, county Perth, Scotland, 30 miles to the W. of Perth, and 74 from Edinburgh. It is situated at the head of Loch Tay, near the embouchure of the rivers Lochy and Dochart. The parish is 28 miles in length by 7 in breadth. The surface partakes largely of the character of a highland district; some of the most attractive spots are Glenlochy, Glenfalloch, Clifton, and portions of Strathfillan. A large portion of the surface is in sheep-walks. The principal summit is Benmore, which rises 3,819 feet above sea-level. Lead ore is found in large quantities, also cobalt yielding 60 oz. of silver per ton, and sulphuret of iron near the village. Game, salmon, &c., are abundant. This parish is in the presbytery of Weem, and synod of Perth and Stirling. The minister has a stipend of £241. The church, which stands in the village, was erected in 1744, and has subsequently been repaired. There are three Free churches in the parish, besides a Baptist chapel and several day schools. Kinnell House, Achlyne House, Glenure, and Boreland, are the principal residences. There are in the village two branch banks, a savings-bank, insurance agency, library, and a commodious inn. In the neighbourhood is the reputed grave of Fingal, and on a small island, formed by the Dochart, is the ancient burial-place of the MacNabs. Fairs are held on the second Tuesday in January, 12th May, 27th October, and first Tuesday in November (old style)."

"ARDEONAIG, (or Loch-tayside), a village and ecclesiastical district in the parishes of Killin and Kenmore, in the county of Perth, Scotland. Its greatest length is 7 miles by 3 broad. The church was built by the Marquis of Breadalbane."

"BEN MORE, a mountain in the parish of Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, 3,903 feet above the level of the sea."

"CLIFTON, a village in the parish of Killin, in the county of Perth, Scotland."

"DALRIE, a village in the parish of Killin, in the county of Perth, Scotland, near Tyndrum. A battle was fought here between Bruce and the Lord of Lorn."

"STRATHFILLAN, a quoad sacra parish in the parish of Glenorchy, county Argyle, and partly in that of Killin, county Perth, Scotland, near Tyndrum. It is situated in the vale of the Tay, and contains the hamlet of Clifton. A fair is held on the 3rd July."

"TYNDRUM, a village in the parish of Killin, county Perth, Scotland, 12 miles E. of Dalmally, and 48 W. of Perth. It is situated in Strath Fillan, at the head of the river Dochart, near Dahrigh, or King's Field."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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