Kinloch Rannoch

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Coordinates: 56°42′00″N 4°11′12″W / 56.699889°N 4.186747°W / 56.699889; -4.186747

Kinloch Rannoch
Kinloch Rannoch top view.jpg
Kinloch Rannoch is located in Perth and Kinross
Kinloch Rannoch
Kinloch Rannoch
 Kinloch Rannoch shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NN662586
Council area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PITLOCHRY
Postcode district PH16
Dialling code 01796
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perthshire North
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Kinloch Rannoch[pronunciation?] (Gaelic: Ceann Loch Raineach) is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, at the eastern end of Loch Rannoch, 18 miles (29 km) west of Pitlochry, on the banks of the River Tummel.[1] The village is a tourist and outdoor pursuits centre. It has a small population and is fairly remote.

The name of the village is a slight oddity as Kinloch normally refers to a place at the head of a loch, not the foot. On the road to Rannoch Station is the church of A. E. Robertson at Braes of Rannoch.

Overview[edit]

Formerly a tiny hamlet, Kinloch Rannoch, was enlarged and settled, under the direction of James Small, formerly an Ensign in Lord Loudoun’s Regiment, mainly by soldiers discharged from the army, but also by displaced crofters. Small had been appointed by the Commissioners for the Forfeited Estates to run the Rannoch estates, which had been seized from the clan chieftains who had supported the Jacobites following the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Local roads and bridges were improved, enabling soldiers at Rannoch Barracks to move more freely around the district.

Small was supported by Dugald Buchanan and his wife who taught the villagers new trades and crafts.[2] Dugald (Dùghall Bochanan in Gaelic) was a local schoolmaster and Gaelic poet, who is commemorated by a large monument in the centre of the square in Kinloch Rannoch. He worked with James Stuart minister of Killin on translating Bible passages into Scottish Gaelic.

The main economic activities in the area are tourism, forestry and farming. Local tourist activities include rafting, cycling and trekking.

Near the village is a hill reputed to resemble the head, shoulders, and torso of a man. It has been given the name of "The Sleeping Giant". Local myth says that the giant will wake up only when he hears the sounds of his master's flute.

It also has a waterfall known as Fall of Allt Mor and there is a walkway to the hill.

The village and some of its inhabitants were featured in the film Shepherd on the Rock.

Gallery[edit]

Photos of Kinloch Rannoch
The village and a river with a bridge and dam on the left.
A photo shot of village buildings and River Tummel from low altitude. 
View of the village (bottom) and the loch (top) from above.
An artistic photo shot of whole village and local scenery from Craig Varr. 
Dugald Buchanan Memorial 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loch Tay and Glen Dochart", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2008, ISBN 0-319-22979-3 
  2. ^ Cunningham, A.D. A History of Rannoch.