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A village at the junction of Glen Falloch with Glen Fillan in W Stirling Council Area, Crianlarich developed at the junction of three railways, two of which survive: Glasgow-Oban and Glasgow-Fort William. Crianlarich is also at the junction of the northbound A82 road which skirts Loch Lomond and the A85 Perth-Oban road. The village is a centre for forestry, the surrounding farming community and tourism and has hotels and a Youth Hostel. Three miles to the west are the scant remains of a chapel dedicated to St Fillan by Robert the Bruce as a thank offering for the victory at Bannockburn. St Fillan's Bell was preserved in the churchyard for nearly 1000 years and the St Fillan crozier, known as the Quigrich, was in the custody of its hereditary keepers, the Dewars, until it passed, along with the bell, to the National Museum of Antiquities (Museum of Scotland) in Edinburgh.

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