Brig o' Turk

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Brig o' Turk from Glen Finglass Forest

Brig o' Turk or (Ceann Drochaid in Gaelic) is a small rural community in the Trossachs, a range of hills in Stirling, Scotland. Its name is derived from the Gaelic Torc meaning wild boar.


Brig o' Turk has a rare 1930's wooden tea room, which featured in the 1959 re-make of The Thirty-nine Steps.[1] Brig o' Turk also features a village hall which hosts many craft fairs, dances and other events, a small primary school (Trossachs Primary of 1875)[2] serving the village and the surrounding areas, a small post office (located in someone's house) and a pub-restaurant, called The Byre Inn, which is made to look like the cow barn attached to the large neighbouring house, Dundarroch.


In the mid nineteenth century the village was the location of a famous Victorian love triangle involving John Ruskin, his wife Effie Gray, and protégé John Everett Millais.


There are a number of community groups based in the area such as the Trossachs Welfare association, Trossachs Community Council and Trossachs Community Trust.


  1. ^ Nigel Richardson (2009-04-04). "Fifty of Britain's best-kept secrets". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Trossachs Primary School

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Coordinates: 56°13′42″N 4°21′53″W / 56.22841°N 4.36470°W / 56.22841; -4.36470