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Falls of Dochart Killin

Killin, in Perthshire, is situated at the south-western extremity of Loch Tay. It is situated near the confluence of the rivers and glens of the Dochart and Lochay, and is a popular tourist centre. It was a manufacturing area for tweeds. In a field near the village a stone marks the site of what is known as Fingal's Grove. An island in the Dochart (which is crossed at Killin by a bridge of five arches) is the ancient burial-place of the Clan Macnab. Finlarig Castle, a picturesque mass of ivy-clad ruins, was a stronghold of the Campbells of Glenorchy, and several earls of Breadalbane were buried in ground adjoining it, where the modern mausoleum of the family stands. Three miles up the Lochay the river forms a graceful cascade. The Dochart, issuing from Loch Dochart, flows for 13 miles in a north-easterly direction and falls into Loch Tay. The ruined castle on an islet in the loch once belonged to the Campbells of Lochawe.



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