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St Fillans

(Port of Lochearn, Meikleport)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Fillans, St, a village in Comrie parish, Perthshire, on the N bank of the river Earn, just below its efflux from Loch Earn, 13 miles W by N of Crieff, under which it has a post and telegraph office. Both as to situation and structure one of the pleasantest villages in Scotland, it comprises a range of slated one-story houses, mantled with ivy and honeysuckle, an hotel, called the Drummond Arms, a Free church, and a public school. On a green level plain here the St Fillans Highland Society, instituted in 1819, for twelve years held a famous annual meeting for athletic sports. Dundurn and the conical hill of Dunfillan have been separately noticed.—Ord. Sur., sh. 47, 1868.

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