Balquidder Church, Scotland
This evening, I am focusing on Balquidder Church which is located near Lochearnhead, Stirlingshire in the Trossachs region of Scotland.
The current building is probably the third church located on this particular site a summary chronology of which is as follows:
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Sherriffmuir Battle Site 1715
Today, I visited Sheriffmuir battle site, close to Stirling in central Scotland. This battle was fought on Nov 13th 1715 in weather and terrain conditions likely similar to those prevailing today. ‘Muir’ is a Scots dialect word equivalent to the English ‘Moor’ and means a large area of rough, open ground which is invariably wet or waterlogged.
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Doune Trail Scotland
This morning I joined Eastwood Ramblers group for an eight mile (13km) hike around Doune, Stirlingshire (near Stirling) in Central Scotland.
Hike started at historic Doune Castle from we embarked on a route tracking the River Teith and then on through woodland and open countryside taking in an old curling pond and ancient cemetery returning in a loop via Doune Ponds the down an old railway line to to Doune and Doune Castle.
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