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Scottish Gaelic: Feàrnan
Fearnan is located in Perth and Kinross
 Fearnan shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NN722446
Council area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PH15
Dialling code 01887
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perthshire North
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Coordinates: 56°34′33″N 4°04′55″W / 56.575880°N 4.081897°W / 56.575880; -4.081897

Older cottages in Fearnan

Fearnan (Gaelic Feàrnan, 'Alders') is a small crofting village on the north shore of Loch Tay in Perthshire, Scotland.[1]

The village lies at the junction of the road to Glen Lyon and the road between Kenmore and Killin that runs along the north side of the loch. The land around the village has at various times in history belonged to both the Robertsons of Struan and the Campbells. The village is now a mix of old crofts dating back up to 400 years old and new builds mainly from the 1980s. There is also a whole hidden village of crofts with just their foundations left, just below the forestry of Drummond Hill. Visitors who wish to explore the area are encouraged to park at the village hall and walk up the field opposite, clamber over the wall and walk right, where there is a road covered in fern, then walk up the hill, and with a bit of searching they will find the remnants of the houses.

At the top of the road leading up from the lochside, 20 metres past Quarry Road (a single lane road accessing the top of the village), attached to the top of a wall on the left, is a small hollowed stone with a cross incised across its interior. This stone is a font or holy water stone from an ancient chapel, long demolished, dedicated to Saint Ciarán which once stood in or near the village, a probable early Christian site. A bronze plaque attached to the font was commissioned by the Marquess of Breadalbane to explain its history.

The Glen Lyon road, as mentioned before, is a spur off the road to Fortingall eventually leading to main road to Rannoch/Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy.


  1. ^ "Loch Tay and Glen Dochart", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2008, ISBN 0-319-22979-3 

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