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Normal waste collection schedule to resume

Normal waste collection schedule to resume

Thu 21 May 2020
Normal waste and Recycling collections will restart on 1 June 2020. Collections will be made in line with the latest calendar. There will be a grey bin collection week commencing 25 May on the regular collection day.
Killin Community Council Meeting Agenda – Mon 25 May 2020

Killin Community Council Meeting Agenda – Mon 25 May 2020

Mon 11 May 2020
Killin Community Council will be holding a video meeting on Zoom, at 7pm on Monday 25th May to which all members of the community are invited to contribute in advance.
Charity Auction 1999

Charity Auction 1999

Sun 10 May 2020
A charity auction held in the Salmon Lie, Clachaig Hotel, Killin in November 1999, run by Morag McNee and auctioneer David Osler, in aid of RHSC Leukaemia & Cancer Research Fund.
Websters Makeover 2000

Websters Makeover 2000

Sun 10 May 2020
In 1999 Websters entered a competition and eventually won a makeover, including new uniforms and a visit from a stylist, which took place on 4 February 2000.
Temporary waste arrangements to continue for another 3 weeks

Temporary waste arrangements to continue for another 3 weeks

Wed 29 Apr 2020
Stirling Council’s temporary changes to its household waste and recycling arrangements will continue for a further three weeks.
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For anyone interested in Taymouth Castle, this is from the time the Castle was operation as a hotel. ... See MoreSee Less

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What's happening to it now?

Is it possible to make this post public so I can share please Iain?

Don't believe so as we started off as a private group, can get it to you some other way if you wish..

Had a uncle worked there when he left school maybe 70 year ago..

It’s now owned by 3 American billionaires as there home

Played golf their a few times lovely place

Used to play golf there withGeorge Smith. Think he was a member then. Organised work golf trips every year. Great course and scenery.

This was so good to see. Thankyou so much. I worked at Taymouth castle 1966/67. It was a civil defence school then.

Our younger son, David, started his greenkeeper career in this course

Oh gosh I don’t know if I even dare post this but Chrissie really hoped Trump would buy it and make it gorgeous. That was a few years ago so no political comments please. She also got her first hole in 1 there

Loved playing the golf course 😉

The original Thomas Bickerton worked for the Marquis of Breadalbane his headstone is in Kenmore Church yard.

Fabulous to be part of such great heritage Mandy Hay. Through Tom I came to love Kenmore and the lands of Breadalbane. My great Grandmother was a Campbell and it has always felt very special living here.

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Sir Duncan was the eldest son of "Grey Colin" Campbell, whom he succeeded in 1583. He was knighted c. 1590 on the occasion of the King's marriage. He had a long and successful career as the 7th Laird of Glenorchy.

"But he was chiefly known for his building of castles.... These were: Finlarig, at the west end of Loch Tay; Achalader, on the north end of his lands, guarding the entrance to Rannoch; Lochdochart, on an island in the loch of that name...; and Barcaldine, in Benderloch. In addition, he repaired and added to Kilchurn Castle. Because of this, he went by the name of 'Duncan of the Castles.'" Alastair Campbell, "A History of Clan Campbell," vol. 2, p. 99 (Edinburgh Univ. Press; 2002).

Sir Duncan Campbell, 7th Laid of Glenorchy
Also known as:
Black Duncan
Black Duncan of the Cowl
Black Duncan of the Castles

Sir Duncan Campbell was born on 7 Aug 1550 to Sir Colin Campbell and Katherine Ruthven, in Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland. At the age of 23 in 1573 he married first Janet Stewart in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. According to some historians they had nine (9) children: Archibald, Duncan, Jean, Margaret, Colin, Robert, Agnes, John and Alexander.

In 1583 Duncan became the 7th Laird of Glenorchy at the death of his father, also inheriting Kilchurn Castle in Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland and Balloch Castle in Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland. It was also in 1583 that Duncan built Loch Dochart Caastle in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Duncan now had three of his famed seven castles across Scotland.

In 1584 Duncan was appointed 7th Earl of Argyll, and on 18 May 1590 he was Knighted by King James VI of Scotland (King James I of England (King James Bible)) at the coronation of Queen Ann, where he was one of the barons.

Duncan continued his castle quest by acquiring Achallader Castle from the Fletcher Family by trickery in 1590. In 1590 Sir Duncan Campbell built Edinample Castle in Lochearnhead, Perthshire, Scotland. One year later in 1591 Duncan built Barcaldine Castle in Benderloch, Argyll, Scotland. At the age of 41 Duncan had six of his seven castles.

In 1593 Duncan Campbell was a Member of Parliament (MP). Duncan suffered the death of his first wife Janet in 1593. In 1609 Duncan had finished building his 7th and final castle, Finlarig Castle in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, this one he made the family home. Duncan Campbell finally reached his goal, at the age of 59, of being able to cross his vast expanse of land from one end to the other being able to spend every night in his own castle on his own land.

Duncan married his second wife Elizabeth Sinclair about 1610. They had five (5) children, Catherine, Elizabeth, Juliana, Patrick and William, according to some historians.

In 1617 Duncan was appointed Keeper of the Forest of Mamlorn, Bendaskerlie, Scotland. On 29 May 1625 Sir Duncan became 1st Baronet Campbell, of Glenorchy. Duncan was also one of the six guardians of the young and appointed Sheriff of Perth for life.

During his life Duncan was able to extend the family land holding from Barcaldine Caste in the West to Balloch Castle in the East reaching over 100 miles with 438,696 acres. Duncan was ruthless in his politics to gain what he wanted even to the point of trying to take control of the Clan Campbell by the murder of Campbell of Cawdor. Yet during all this he managed to remain in good favor with the monarchy of both Scotland and England.

At his death on 23 Jun 1631 he was buried in his last castle Finlarig, which was the family home. According to the Black Book of Taymouth by Ines, Cosmo Nelson (1798-1874) Published 1855, Duncan Campbell was buried in the Chapel Mausoleum.

For more information on the 7 castles see the attached story for each castle.
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As far as i knew the original finlarig castle was closer to the loch and was taken as means payment to gambling debts. Was then demolished and rebuilt where it is now

Thank you Gordon very interesting.

Correct Jason. Just down the river side from the Iron Bridge i believe.

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Is she still around Neil? Something in my mind says not..

i dont know you would need to ask kay

Rosemarie stays in Perth now, she stayed with Violet (her Nana) when she worked at the Clachaig for a while.

Is that a motor up on top of the bridge ?

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21st of December 1941 Newspaper account of the Fire at the Killin Hotel...

£lO,OOO Hotel Blaze Disastrous Outbreak

A disastrous fire occurred Killin Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning. The main part of the building, consisting of forty rooms, was completely gutted, and damage is estimated between £lO,OOO and £12,000. The blaze is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault in a bathroom at the top of the hotel. From their post at Lochtayside, members of the Observer Corps saw flames shooting through the roof and were the first to give the alarm and rouse the staff and guests. There were few guests staying at the hotel, which, in normal times, is full up at this season of the year. They were able to leave the building in safety, but had to leave most of their personal belongings behind. Several of the residents were members of the Services, who succeeded in removing some of the furnishings before the blaze gained too big a hold. They, along with five permanent guests, who included a Dutch refugee doctor, were accommodated for the rest of the night in the hotel guest-house nearby. Local firemen tackled the blaze until the arrival of the Perth Brigade and a unit which Divisional Officer W. J. Paterson had called out from Crieff. After a record 45- miles dash, the Perth Brigade fought the flames for nearly ten hours and were able to prevent the fire spreading from the front of the building to a new wing behind. It was through this portion of the building that the residents made their exit when the alarm was raised.
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21st of December 1941 Newspaper account of the Fire at the Killin Hotel...

£lO,OOO Hotel Blaze Disastrous Outbreak

 A disastrous fire occurred Killin Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning. The main part of the building, consisting of forty rooms, was completely gutted, and damage is estimated between £lO,OOO and £12,000. The blaze is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault in a bathroom at the top of the hotel. From their post at Lochtayside, members of the Observer Corps saw flames shooting through the roof and were the first to give the alarm and rouse the staff and guests. There were few guests staying at the hotel, which, in normal times, is full up at this season of the year. They were able to leave the building in safety, but had to leave most of their personal belongings behind. Several of the residents were members of the Services, who succeeded in removing some of the furnishings before the blaze gained too big a hold. They, along with five permanent guests, who included a Dutch refugee doctor, were accommodated for the rest of the night in the hotel guest-house nearby. Local firemen tackled the blaze until the arrival of the Perth Brigade and a unit which Divisional Officer W. J. Paterson had called out from Crieff. After a record 45- miles dash, the Perth Brigade fought the flames for nearly ten hours and were able to prevent the fire spreading from the front of the building to a new wing behind. It was through this portion of the building that the residents made their exit when the alarm was raised.

Lovely photo of Sheena and Alan... ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely photo of Sheena and Alan...

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Fabulous!! Perfect gentle folk 💞

Love this ❤️

Lovely picture of my lovely gran and grumpy 💕

Great photo of Mr and Mrs Chisholm miss not seeing her in village now as she used to always say hello in the passing when out and about

What a glamourus couple, very Victorian!

Beautiful picture 💕

Beautiful kind people! Absolutely adored them! X

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When evacuees were brought to Killin, did they go to the church, the McLaren Hall or somewhere else? Hope this is allowed. ... See MoreSee Less

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I don’t know I will ask Chrissie tonight. I do know that many of them chose not to go home

Hazel my mum and brother were evacuated to strathyre and stayed there for a few years.

They stayed with local families

Brother Allan and I stayed with relatives then at Janet Robson's , both of us went to the school. Fellow refugee , a boy called Miguel Savage was the first person of colour I had ever met, became a friend, and I think went on to a career in law, He was from Edinburgh and attended one of the public School . Would be interested to hear if any one else remembers him.

"Mitch" George Mitchell and .......................... ... See MoreSee Less

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Mitch George Mitchell and ..........................

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Adam Mitchell ... 🥰🥰

The one and only 😂

And....Karen Grant

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Killin Area on the photo, Anyone?

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Got it now,,, Lawers Hotel...

when it was a farm before becoming a hotel

Looks like Lawers Hotel

Ben Lawers Hotel but what is in the pen next to the gate

Iain Campbell hve you any more of the hotel

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Tourists line the Bridge. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tourists line the Bridge.

Taken in the Killin Hotel, a Christmas event... ... See MoreSee Less

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Taken in the Killin Hotel, a Christmas event...Image attachment

While working from home, I have been tuned into Now That's What I Call Music 70s on the telly.

A tune came on today which reminded me of the youth club.

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Mississippi by Pussycat. 1975

We had a record player and a very small record collection of 7 " singles held in the school.

I think we had less than 10 records. I remember a few of the others were:-

Status Quo Rocking All Over The World

Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

Marshall Hain - Dancing in the city

I don’t remember what the others were, there might have been an Abba one. Who bought them for the club, was it the teachers, PC Bill Rose, @ Bill Rose or someone else, does anyone remember?
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My husband’s favourite song

We found an old school photo of my dad he thinks the year would of been around 1960 killin secondary school ... See MoreSee Less

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We found an old school photo of my dad he thinks the year would of been around 1960 killin secondary school

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He was one of the few that I recognised. Use to work with us in 1963

Turned around a doctored a wee bit Maria Lindsay

Jemmy Blyth 3rd from left front row.

Top left.. Bobby Angus, Duncan MacDonald, ?? Peter MacDonald, ?? Middle.. John Lindsay, ? Grant Mc Donald, ?? Tommy Bickerton, ? Front..? Myra MacDonald, Jemima Blyth, Fiona Campbell, ? Kate Smyth,Norma Patterson, ?

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