Perthshire History & Heritage News
08 February 2013

by R MacDonald Robertson, WS, FSA (Scot)

A belief in the supernatural prevails almost universally among the tribes of mankind.  Man has always chafed at the limitations of his knowledge, and has tended to see in any unusual experience the manifestation of mysterious...

 

From Recollections and Reflections of an Octogenarian Highlander by Duncan Campbell. 1910. (From Glen Lyon)

THE PEOPLE WHO travelled about in these far off days were all news carriers, who helped to keep widely-apart Highland districts in living touch with one another...

 

Tenant at Acharn shot a fallow deer and was banished. Twixt 1837 & 1853 Breadalbane removed 500 families. He swept 60 out of 65 families from Glen Quaich. Morenish 22 families to 1. Acharn near Killin 19 to 0. The army raised 1600 from Breadalbane’s estates. Now there are 150 fencible men...

 

by E. Molyneux (reprinted with additions from Life and Work)
Edinburgh: David Douglas 1896
Printed by T & A Constable, Printers to Her Majesty, at the Edinburgh University Press

IN the autumn of 1893 there was an October day...