A picturesque hillside village, Gartmore lies on the western edge of the Carse of Forth 18 miles (29 km) west of Stirling. It was built in the 18th century as a planned village on the Gartmore Estate whose last Graham owner was the noted writer, politician and first President of the Scottish National Party, Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852 - 1936). Nearby is Gartmore House, built in the early 18th century and enlarged in 1779-80 to a design by John Baxter. To the north lie the ruins of the house's predecessor, Gartartan Castle, a 16th-century Z-plan tower. The cairn erected to the memory of Cunninghame Graham was moved by the National Trust for Scotland from its original site at Castlehill, Dumbarton, to Gartmore in 1981.

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