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Logierait

"LOGIERAIT, village and parish in north of Perthshire. The village stands on peninsula between the Tay and the Tummel, nearly in line with railway viaducts across these rivers, 8½ miles north-north-west of Dunkeld; maintains carriage ferries on the two rivers; was long the seat of the Athole family's regality courts; had then a grand court-hall and a prison, the place of Rob Roy's incarceration under sentence of the court; and has now a post office designated of Perthshire, Established and Free churches, and a public school with about 166 scholars. The parish contains also Ballinluig village and part of Aberfeldy town; consists of a number of detached sections, one of them 19 miles west of the village; measures, apart from intersections, about 12 miles in length, and 4.5 in mean breadth; and comprises 37,759 acres. Real property in 1880-81, £18,288. Pop., quoad civilia, 2323. The main body around the village is remarkably beautiful, but much of the detached districts is wild upland. A number of fine mansions are in the main body; and ruins of a castle, said to have been a residence or hunting-seat of King Robert III., are near the village. Established, Free, Congregational, Baptist, and Episcopalian churches, and a large public school, are in Aberfeldy."

Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.

Biography

Logierait was the birthplace of a number of famous people

  • Adam Ferguson (1723-1816): son of the parish minister he became Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University in 1759.

  • Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892): local stonemason who went on to become Prime Minister of Canada in 1873.

Cemeteries

  1. Logierait Churchyard

  2. Hillhead Cemetery

  3. St. Marys, Grandtully

  4. Killiechassie

  5. St. Andrews Episcopal, Strathtay. See Church Records

  6. Tullymet Chapel

  7. Tullymet (Dick family burial ground).

Cemeteries 1, 3 & 4 have pre-1855 inscriptions available in