Place:


Fortingall  Perthshire

 

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

Fortingall, par. and vil., with hotel, NW. Perthshire -- par., 196,683 ac., pop. 1690; vil., on river Lyon, 8 miles W. of Aberfeldy; P.O., T.O., called Fortingal; in the churchyard are remains of a great yew-tree supposed to be fully 3000 years old -- probably "the oldest specimen of vegetation in Europe;" in vicinity of vil. is a Roman camp; the par. (which includes the districts of Rannoch and Glenlyon) is wholly mountainous, with intersecting glens, lochs, and streams.

Fortingall through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/16858

Date accessed: 22nd March 2019


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