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Inchmahome Priory, Lake of Menteith

This evening, I am posting information on Inchmahome Priory, a ruin situated on an island in the middle of the Lake of Menteith, near to Aberfoyle in central Scotland. Access is by small boat Salient features of the Priory’s history include:

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Scottish Blackface Sheep at Aberfoyle

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dunkeld and drove south for one hour to our first stop of Inchmahome Priory which is located on an island in the Lake of Menteith. This now ruined structure dates from the 13th century and was home to a contingent of Augustinian canons. Our key reason for visiting the site was the Mary, Queen of Scots connection; Mary was taken here as a child, in September 1547, for safety in the face of threat from an English army based near Edinburgh

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Aberfoyle with Ben Lomond is distance.

This evening, I am focusing on Aberfoyle, a popular tourist village in the Trossachs area of Central Scotland, about twenty-six miles north of Glasgow. The name is very old, being derived from the Pictish era (about 1500 years ago) and means ‘pool-mouth’, no doubt influenced by location on banks of the River Forth.

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