Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland

Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland

Kinloch Rannoch from the bridge which is mentioned in one of the letters passed down by my ancestor Neil MacGregor. letters
Kinloch Rannoch from the bridge over the Tummel River which is mentioned in one of the letters passed down by my ancestor Neil MacGregor.

Kinloch Rannoch is a village at the East end of Loch Rannoch, on the River Tummel. It is in the parish of Fortingall (a village South of Kinloch Rannoch.)

My MacGregor ancestors came from Kinloch Rannoch, though their ancestral home was somewhere South-West of there, likely near Balquhidder. The Campbells used the law to push the MacGregors off of their ancestral lands. On the north Side of Loch Rannoch near the far end, is Killichonan. Some of my ancestors are buried there.

Loch Rannoch is mentioned in the song “The Road to the Isles” Here are first two verses from the lyrics from Scottish Music Lyrics’ web site.

The Road to the Isles

A far croonin’ is pullin’ me away
As take I wi’ my cromak to the road.
The far Coolins are puttin’ love on me,
As step I wi’ the sunlight for my load.

Chorus:
Sure, by Tummel and Loch Rannoch
And Lochaber I will go,
By heather tracks wi’ heaven in their wiles;
If it’s thinkin’ in your inner heart
Braggart’s in my step,
You’ve never smelt the tangle o’ the Isles.
Oh, the far Coolins are puttin’ love on me,
As step I wi’ my cromak to the Isles.

LINKS :

YouTube medley by Kenneth McKellar singing, starting off with The Road to the Isles.

Click here to hear a sound recording of Sir Harry Lauder singing “The Road to the Isles”in 1926 (YouTube) Recorded on a 78 RPM record.

Views of Kinloch Rannoch

Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland - Alt Mor Place ( B846) .
Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland – Alt Mor Place ( B846) .
Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland – Muirlodge Place
Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland - Muirlodge Place. Looking North-West, the hump in the road is the old stone bridge across the River which my ancestor Neil MacGregor mentioned in one of his letters.
Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland – Muirlodge Place. Looking North-West, the hump in the road is the old stone bridge across the River which my ancestor Neil MacGregor mentioned in one of his letters.
The chuch in Kinloch Rannoch, built after my ancestor Neil left.
The chuch in Kinloch Rannoch, built after my ancestor Neil left.

The old church in Kinloch Rannoch and some of the MacGregor / McGregor graves.

None of these people are yet known to have been related to me.
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard - John MacGREGOR ... Jean FERGUSSON ... Christian Stewart [MacGREGOR] ... Katherine Jean [MacGREGOR] ... Joan Alexandra [MacGREGOR] ... John Fergusson [MacGREGOR] ...Alice Mary BONELLA ... wife of John Fergusson MacGREGOR
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard – John MacGREGOR … Jean FERGUSSON … Christian Stewart [MacGREGOR] … Katherine Jean [MacGREGOR] … Joan Alexandra [MacGREGOR] … John Fergusson [MacGREGOR] …Alice Mary BONELLA … wife of John Fergusson MacGREGOR
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard - Hugh MacDONALD ... wife Christian ROBERTSON
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard – Hugh MacDONALD … wife Christian ROBERTSON
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard - George STRACHAN & Euphemia MACGREGOR & sons George Duff STRACHAN & Duncan MacGregor STRACHAN
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard – George STRACHAN & Euphemia MACGREGOR & sons George Duff STRACHAN & Duncan MacGregor STRACHAN. Contact made with descendant 2019-11-29 David ROSS

 

Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard - In Memory of Duncan CAMPBELL, Schoolmaster Auctarsin Public School Died 18th April 1908 also his wife Janes FORBES Died 9th August 1907
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard – In Memory of Duncan CAMPBELL, Schoolmaster Auctarsin Public School Died 18th April 1908 also his wife Janes FORBES Died 9th August 1907
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard - In loving memory of John MACGREGOR who died at Dall Rannoch 11th Decr. 1912, aged 86 years and Christian STEWART his wife who died at Dall Rannoch 5th April 1920, aged 91 years. Also of Duncan [MACGREGOR] his son who died in Washington U.S.A. 7th July 1906, aged 49 years. and of Jesse [MacGREGOR] their daughter who died at Kinloch Rannoch 11th April 1935, aged 83 years. and their daughter Christian who died at Dall Rannoch 7th March 1924, aged 79 years. and their son Charles [MscGREGOR] who died at Kinloch Rannoch 22nd Decr. 1952 aged 84 years
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard – In loving memory of John MACGREGOR who died at Dall Rannoch 11th Decr. 1912, aged 86 years and Christian STEWART his wife who died at Dall Rannoch 5th April 1920, aged 91 years. Also of Duncan [MACGREGOR] his son who died in Washington U.S.A. 7th July 1906, aged 49 years. and of Jesse [MacGREGOR] their daughter who died at Kinloch Rannoch 11th April 1935, aged 83 years. and their daughter Christian who died at Dall Rannoch 7th March 1924, aged 79 years. and their son Charles [MscGREGOR] who died at Kinloch Rannoch 22nd Decr. 1952 aged 84 years

Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard - In loving memory of Donald MacGREGOR died 2nd July 1928 aged 62 His wife Euphemia Simpson died 26th June 1906 aged 33 their infant son Ian Donald [MacGREGOR] died 5th Sept. 1906
Gravestone in Kinloch Rannoch church yard – In loving memory of Donald MacGREGOR died 2nd July 1928 aged 62 His wife Euphemia Simpson died 26th June 1906 aged 33 their infant son Ian Donald [MacGREGOR] died 5th Sept. 1906
Gravestones in Kinloch Rannoch churchyard - In centre: Margaret McGREGOR died 1948 ... Anne died 1974. Right hand stone John Duncan MacGREGOR, Killichonan, Rannoch who departed this life 22nd August 1945 aged 64 years and our dear meother Catherine CAMERON who departed this life 6th June 1957 aged 81 years Donald [MacGREGROR] ... Calum [MacGREGROR] ... Morag [MacGREGROR] ... Janet [MacGREGROR]
Gravestones in Kinloch Rannoch churchyard – In centre: Margaret McGREGOR died 1948 … Anne died 1974. Right hand stone John Duncan MacGREGOR, Killichonan, Rannoch who departed this life 22nd August 1945 aged 64 years and our dear meother Catherine CAMERON who departed this life 6th June 1957 aged 81 years Donald [MacGREGROR] … Calum [MacGREGROR] … Morag [MacGREGROR] … Janet [MacGREGROR]

Views of Loch Rannoch

 

LINKS: (only secure links (i.e. https:) are presented here with active links. This is to protect my web site from hackers. 

  • Visit Scotland – Loch Rannoch
  • Kinloch Rannoch – the gateway to the Highlands  Look for KinlochRannonch.com
  • Undiscovered Scotland: The Ultimate Online Guide – Kinloch Rannoch (search for this site on-line)
  • MacDonald Loch Rannoch Hotel (I enjoyed my stay there)
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