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Bochastle Roman Fort

The Roman fort at Bochastle, just outside Callander, is situated on the south bank of Garbh Uisge (River Leny) and was established in AD 85 during the governorship of Sallustius Lucullus. Two years after Governor Gnaeus...

Battle of Sheriffmuir

On the 13th November 1715, a Government army commanded by John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, clashed with Jacobite forces led by John Erskine, Earl of Mar, at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, outside Dunblane. The Jacobite Rising...

Soldier’s Leap at Killiecrankie

On the evening of 27 July 1689, Donald McBane, a Scottish government soldier fleeing the battle of Killiecrankie, is said to have jumped 18 feet across the River Garry, to escape pursuing Jacobite highlanders.  McBane...

Crossraguel Abbey

Crossraguel Abbey sits about 2 miles south-west of the small town of Maybole, surrounded by the wonderful Ayrshire countryside. Even in its ruined condition, Crossraguel is one of the best-preserved abbeys in Scotland. The name of...

Lochranza Castle

The ruins of Lochranza castle stands on the shores of Loch Ranza at the north end of the Isle of Arran and enjoys views out over the Kilbrannan Sound. The original structure that stood on...