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.

Features[edit]

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.

Ruskin[edit]

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.

Community[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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