Place:


Killin  Perthshire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Killin like this:

Killin, par. and vil., Perthshire - par., 96,926 ac., pop. 1277; vil., at the confluence of the Dochart and the Lochay, near head of Loch Tay, 21 miles N. of Callander and 23 miles SW. of Aberfeldy by rail, pop. 473; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; has some small industries, and is a seat of local trade and a centre for tourists. Killin (or Kil Fin) signifies the "burial-place of Fingal," whose supposed grave is marked by a stone in a field to the N. of the vil. A wooded island in the Dochart is the burying-place of the Macnabs, a clan which once owned all the surrounding country.

Killin through time

Killin is now part of Stirling district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stirling has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Killin itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Killin, in Stirling and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/16561

Date accessed: 16th September 2019


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