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Chronicles of Strathearn   By: (1849-1917)

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CHRONICLES of STRATHEARN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

BY

W.B. MACDOUGALL

COVER DESIGNED BY

A. L. RANKIN

CRIEFF

PUBLISHED BY DAVID PHILIPS

1896

[Transcriber's note: the errata below has been applied to this etext.]

ERRATA

The arched stone (Forteviot) does not appear, p. 77 having, through inadvertence, been printed off without allowing space for it.

In note at the foot of p. 89, "scallop shel" should be scallop shell."

In note at the foot of page 90, "1896" should be "1890."

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION By Rev. JOHN HUNTER, M.A., Crieff.

CELTIC SAINTS AND ANCIENT CHURCHES OF STRATHEARN By Rev. JAMES RANKIN, D.D., Muthill.

NEAR THE PICTISH CAPITAL By Rev. P. THOMSON, B.D., Dunning.

THE HISTORIC PRESBYTERY OF AUCHTERARDER By Rev. G. D. MACNAUGHTAN, B.D., Ardoch.

MEMORIES OF GASK By Rev. JAMES MARTIN, Gask.

AT THE HEAD OF STRATHEARN By Rev. JOHN MACPHERSON, Comrie.

ON THE BANKS OF THE DEVON By Rev. E. B. SPEIRS, B.D., Glendevon.

BY THE WELL OF ST. FILLAN By Rev. THOMAS ARMSTRONG, Dundurn.

THE PLAIN OF THE BARDS By Rev. A. GORDON, M.A., Monzievaird.

BETWEEN STRATHALLAN AND STRATHEARN By Rev. J. MACGIBBON, B.D., Blackford.

THE ABBEY OF INCHAFFRAY By Rev. JAMES BROWN, M.A., Maderty.

A SOUTHERN OUTPOST ON THE EDGE OF THE HIGHLANDS By Rev. HUGH M. JAMIESON, Monzie.

THE CASTLE, BARONY, AND SHERIFFDOM OF AUCHTERARDER By A. G. REID, F.S.A., Scot., Auchterarder.

AT THE GATE OF THE HIGHLANDS By Rev. JOHN HUNTER, M.A., Crieff.

ILLUSTRATIONS

INCHAFFRAY

GATEWAY, FOULIS CHURCH

[Transcriber's note: The illustration captions below were those in the source book. The captions above match the actual illustrations.]

AULD HOUSE OF GASK

CHURCH GATE AT FOULIS

PREFACE

This book has been written in connection with a Bazaar held in Crieff in the month of August, 1896, for the better endowment of the Parishes of ARDOCH, CRIEFF WEST, GLENDEVON, and MONZIE. The Editorial Committee venture to hope that the contents will be of some interest to the dwellers in Strathearn, especially those within the bounds of the Presbytery of Auchterarder. The warm thanks of the promoters of the Bazaar are due to the ladies and gentlemen who composed the various Committees. To them, as representing many hearty sympathisers and willing workers, the "CHRONICLES OF STRATHEARN" is respectfully dedicated.

In name of the Editorial Committee,

JOHN HUNTER, M.A., CRIEFF. HUGH M. JAMIESON, MONZIE.

INTRODUCTION

THE OPENING UP OF STRATHEARN

By Rev. JOHN HUNTER, M.A., Crieff

Quite recently it was said to me by a man who had been holiday making in Switzerland, that he greatly missed the Alps in every home landscape. The remark was made on the Knock of Crieff, one beautiful afternoon in the late autumn, when the sun was setting and the after glow lay like a purple semi transparent mist all along Glenartney from Ben Ledi to Comrie. I felt rich enough in the enjoyment of the surpassing loveliness of our own Strath to say "Laich in" (I would not hurt any person's feelings for the world) "Plague take your Alps, with their sky scraping ridges and peaks and winding sheets of snow, we don't want them here; they would simply spoil a scene like that before us." I don't know, and may never know, the meaning my companion read into my silence. Having shortly before made the frank confession that I had never seen the Alps, he may have intended to excite envious feelings within me, and imagined he had succeeded. But I can deny the fact with a good conscience, and until some benevolent person shall give me the opportunity of making a comparison between home and foreign landscapes, I shall continue to assert happy in my ignorance, it may be, but still happy that there is no fairer prospect upon earth than the Strath of Earn from the Knock of Crieff... Continue reading book >>




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