Bridge of Gaur

Perth and Kinross

A hamlet in Perth and Kinross, Bridge of Gaur lies immediately southeast of a bridge that crosses the River Gaur before entering the western end of Loch Rannoch. This was the site of a barracks built after the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion, part of a network intended to subdue the Highlands. The local laird, Alexander Robertson, 13th Chief of Clan Robertson (c.1670 - 1749), was an enthusiastic Jacobite. At that time and until the mid-19th C. the settlement was known as Georgetown. Georgetown Primary School has been redeveloped as a private house but Georgetown Hall is still extant. The three-arched granite bridge crossing the Gaur was built in 1838 by Sir Neil Menzies of Rannoch (1778 - 1844) to commemorate the accession of Queen Victoria. Although the original barracks no longer exist, a country house called Rannoch Barracks was built on the site in the 19th C. as the centre of the Struan Estate. The settlement had around 25 houses in the mid-19th C. but was cleared by the laird. The house and estate was sold by the Robertsons of Struan in 1926.

Braes of Rannoch Parish Church lies a quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the east.

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