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Beinn Dearg

Located west of Glen Tilt in highland Perth and Kinross, Beinn Dearg rises to a height of 1008m (3307 feet). On the route to the summit there are a number of cairns, some of which have historical references. The Lady March Cairn, which Lady March is reported to have initiated in the 19th Century during a picnic lunch, is now over two metres (6½ feet) high. The Carn Mhic Shimidh, further up the mountain, commemorates a battle between the Murrays of Atholl and the intruding Frasers. The cairn marks the spot where Simon Lovat, Chief of the Frasers, was killed. The name Beinn Dearg is derived from the Gaelic for "red hill" which alludes to the reddish screes on the flanks of the mountain.


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