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Fortingall

Fortingall

Fortingall in Perthshire is a very attractive village lying on the River Lyon, a little to the north of Loch Tay, from which it is separated by the wooded Drummond Hill. Forlingall is often said to have been the birthplace of Pontius Pilate. A yew-tree in the churchyard is of outstanding size, and is one of the oldest extant, Pennant, in 1772, having assessed its girth as 56 ft. Glen Lyon House was once a Campbell home. To the south-west of the village are earthworks, perhaps once a Roman outpost, and to the east, for some five miles, flows the River Lyon, prior to its confluence with the more important Tay, which has issued from the
loch of that name near Kenmore. Westwards from
Fortingall stretches Glen Lyon, 25 miles long, in the
Breadalbane country, one of the loveliest of Scottish
glens, approached by the richly wooded Pass of Lyon, in
which is situated the romantic Macgregor’s Leap.” 2 miles west in the glen, and to the south of the road, are the Allt do Ghob Falls, after which the road continues westwards, between the peaks of Cairn Mairg, 3,419 ft., to the north, and Ben Lawers, 3,984 ft. to the south.



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