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History in Perthshire

During your holiday you can explore Scottish history from the iron age via the Jacobite rebellion to the Victorian age at locations all around Highland Perthshire.

Historic Sites

Crannog Centre - Iron age loch-dwelling - Welcome to the home of Celtic kings, pilgrim farmers and Scotland's Iron Age loch-dwellers. This authentic recreation is based on a 2,600 year old site. It now serves as a living history centre.
Tel. 01887 830583 www.crannog.co.uk
Various interesting events take place here.

Castle Menzies, by Aberfeldy, where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed on his way to the Battle of Culloden;

Two and a half centuries of military history at the Black Watch Museum, Perth

The childhood home of the Queen Mother at Glamis Castle

The island castle on Loch Leven where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned for almost a year before her dramatic escape.

The Church where John Knox fuelled the fire of the Reformation at St. John's Kirk in Perth.

Walk to the stunning waterfalls that inspired Robert Burns' poem; "The Birks O' Aberfeldy".

Innerpeffray Library, near Crieff  -  Oldest existing library in Scotland, founded by Lord Madderty in 1680.

Queen's View, one of the most famous views in Scotland across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion. Queen Victoria took tea here in 1866, but the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabel.  Tea room with delicious cakes, open except in winter.

The fairy-tale white Blair Castle, 'protected' by the last and only private army in Europe.

The magnificent Scone Palace, where Kings of Scots including Robert the Bruce, were crowned - many atop the fabled Stone of Destiny.
This is just a taste of the many fascinating historic places to visit.

Genealogy & Research

North Perthshire Family History Group specialising in research into Family History in Highland Perthshire

A local clan to the area: Clan Donnachaidh - An important local clan to this area which includes the names Robertson, Duncan, Reid and others. Chieftains buried on Dunalastair Estate.

Rannoch History after 1745 - History of Rannoch following the 1745 Jacobite Uprising

Useful History Links

Scots Ancestry Research Society
The oldest established organisation tracing family history in Scotland.