summer resort, on the River Earn, in Strath Earn, within easy
reach of the attractive Loch Earn, at the eastern end of which
lies St. Fillan’s. At Hogmanay, New Year's Eve, a midnight
torch procession takes place, featuring mummers with quaint
costumes. Dunmore Hill 837 feet in height, crowned by the Melville
monument, is a good local view point.
dates from 1805, the steeple being
by John Stewart. To the north of Comrie is Glen Lednock,
with its falls, and to the south is Glen Artney, the two glens
facing each other across the Highland fault, which has given
rise at various times, notably in 1839, to minor earthquake
shocks in this district.
Old Comrie, Upper Strathearn and Balquhidder Old Comrie, Upper Strathearn and Balquhidder. Fifty-one superb period photographs are featured in this history of the region around Comrie. Many fascinating, and long-gone, subjects are included - the old stone bridge at Comrie, which was replaced by the current one in 1905; the rope ferry which operated briefly while the new bridge was being built; Dunira House, home in the 1800s to Viscount Melville, the 'Uncrowned King of Scotland'; the railway stations at Comrie, St Fillans, Glenoglehead, Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Kingshouse, and Strathyre; the very grand Lochearnhead Hotel; the steamer Queen of Loch Earn plying its trade; and the 'camping coaches' at Strathyre, as well as a wealth of local scenes from the era before mass motorcar tourism. Apart from Comrie and Balquhidder, other locations featured are St Fillans, Loch Earn, Lochearnhead, Glenoglehead and Strathyre.
is the tiny Earthquake House (1869), where quakes were recorded.
Sir Walter Scott used Glen Artney as the setting for parts of
the “ Lady of the Lake” and “Legend of Montrose.”
From the former glen, long-distance paths lead through to Loch
Tay, and from the latter, a path eventually reaches Callander,
after following the Keltie Water. 2 miles West South West. of
Comrie is Aberuchill Castle,
mainly of 17th century date.
is easily reached from Perth:
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