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Pagan and early Christian centres are found in the Trossachs and Breadalbane in Scotland.  Ruins, standing stones and stone cricles remain.

The Scottish clans of MacGregor, MacNab, MacLaren and Stewart are significant in the local history and genealogy of the Trossachs and Breadalbane. Local castles and strongholds include the renovated (but privately owned) Edinample Castle at Lochearnhead.

Rob Roy MacGregor, the legendary folk hero celebrated in book and film lived here and Balquhidder (where Rob Roy's grave may be seen in the kirk yard)  was a last stronghold in the Jacobite Rebellion.

The population of the region was significantly affected by the Highland Clearances of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Many local people emigrated to the colonies including Nova Scotia in Canada.
 
<  Rob Roy's Grave is at the end of the old kirk in Balquhidder church yard. 
   (Painting by Ardell Morton. All rights reserved.)







Edinample Castle in the foreground, with a view across Loch Earn towards the village of Lochearnhead and Glenogle beyond. 

Photograph Ron Allner  >


 
 
 
 
Edinample Castle and Loch Earn in the foreground and the village of Lochearnhead with Glenogle beyond
Tigh na Crich Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodation at Lochearnhead in The Trossachs of Scotland offers a base from which to research Trossachs clan history and genealogy.