Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
Our MacGregor Genealogy
THE HISTORY OF CLAN GREGOR by Amelia Georgiana MuMacGregor of MacGregor published 1898-1901
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Razor
Our MacGregor Letters
Rob Roy MacGregor
Kinloch Rannoch, Perthsire, Scotland – Main home of my MacGregors (this page)
Killichonan, Perthshire, Scotland – Some of my MacGregors were buried there.
Fortingall. Perthshire, Scotland – My MacGregors were in the Parish of Fortingall.
Culloden Battlefield – There were some MacGregors at the battle, including an Aide-de-Camp to the Prince, but most of them had been placed holding a castle or sent on a special mission and thus missed the battle.
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