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Kinloch Rannoch


Perth and Kinross

A village of grey stone houses in Perth and Kinross, Kinloch Rannoch lies at the eastern end of Loch Rannoch, 18 miles (29 km) west of Pitlochry. From its name Kinloch (Gael: 'ceann-loch') would be expected to be at the head of the loch, but is actually at the opposite end. The village was laid out on the site of an old settlement, also called Kinloch, by Ensign James Small, who had been appointed factor of the Rannoch Estate in 1754 by the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates, who were responsible for estates taken from Jacobite supporters by the government after the 1745 Rising. Small is given much credit for developing the estate to the benefit of the people.

The village has a Telford-designed Parliamentary church built in 1829 and a bridge over the River Tummel (here known as Dubhaig) built in 1764. It is now a centre for tourism and outdoor pursuits. At the centre of the village is a memorial to the Gaelic poet Dugald Buchanan (d.1763).


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