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Lochearnhead

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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Lochearnhead, a village in Balquhidder parish, Perthshire, at the head of Loch Earn, 17/8 mile NNE of Lochearnhead station on the Callander and Oban railway, this being 12 miles NNW of Callander. It is a small and scattered place; but it stands amid delightful scenery of lake, wood, glen, and mountain, and serves as a fine centre for tourists, communicating by public coach, during the summer months, with Crieff. At it are a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, two schools, and a good hotel. Here, on 10 Sept. 1842, the Queen changed horses on her way from Taymouth to Drummond Castle; and at the hotel, on 6 Sept. 1869, she called on Sir Malcolm and Lady Helen Macgregor.—Ord. Sur., sh. 46, 1872.

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