Moulin, Scotland

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Moulin Hotel, dating from 1695

Moulin is a village in Perthshire in central Scotland. It is located in the Tummel valley, 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Pitlochry, and 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Perth.

The Black Castle of Moulin is the ruined remains of a 14th-century castle, built on a former island. The castle was burned down in 1512.[1]

Moulin Kirk was the parish church of the area from the Middle Ages. The church was granted to the monks of Dunfermline Abbey by William the Lion, King of the Scots from 1165 to 1214. In 1873 the church was gutted by fire and the present building was constructed. In 1989 the church was closed, and the parish church is now Pitlochry Church of Scotland.[2]

Rev Adam Fergusson was minister of the parish from 1736 to 1785, serving as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1772.[3]

Robert Louis Stevenson stayed at Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry in June 1881 with his wife Fanny and his mother. The party then moved to Kinnaird Cottage in Moulin. Here Stevenson worked on “Thrawn Janet” (1881), “The Merry Men” (1882) and “The Body Snatcher” (1884) [1]


  1. ^ "Black Castle Of Moulin". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  2. ^ "History". Pitlochry Church of Scotland. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. ^ Fasti Ecclesiastae Scoticana by Hew Scott

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Coordinates: 56°42′46″N 3°43′35″W / 56.7127°N 3.7263°W / 56.7127; -3.7263