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Blair Drummond

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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Blair-Drummond, an estate, with a village and a mansion, in Kincardine parish, Perthshire. The village stands near the right bank of the Teith, 6 miles NW of Stirling, and 2 SSE of Doune; comprises an elegant range of cottages inhabited by families who are employed, from father to son, on the estate; and has a post office under Stirling. The mansion, near the village, is a large, neat, modern edifice, with a richly-wooded park, and is a seat of Chs. Home Drummond Moray, Esq. of Abercairney. The estate extends southward to the Forth; and includes, along the banks of that river, a large alluvial tract of 1500 acres, Blairdrummond Moss, formerly overlaid by deep bog, and ingeniously reclaimed in the first four decades of this century by cutting away the bog piecemeal, and sending it adrift on the river. A reach of Roman road, a number of small Roman relics, two curious ancient wooden wheels, and the skeleton of a whale were found in the bog during the work of reclamation.

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