Beinn Dearg

Located west of Glen Tilt in highland Perth and Kinross, Beinn Dearg rises to a height of 1009m (3309 feet) and qualifies as a Munro. At the summit is an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar, while on the route to the top there are a number of cairns, some of which have historical references.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. 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 Gaelic meaning "red hill" which alludes to the reddish screes on the flanks of the mountain.

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