Perthshire Crieff Strathearn Local History Blogs

A Current Index




The Blog has been running since February 2012 and has  published well over 100 stories of the Strath . This Index  will allow  you  to see clearly  what is  available . To look at the   chosen subject look at the "Archive " heading  on the right hand of the opening page an  click on the  year The Blogs are in chronological order so scroll down  till the  chosen one  is accessed . 

1.       26 February 2012 : Welcome  !
2.       26 February 2012 : Colin's Books on Perthshire
3.       27 February 2012 : The Lost Castle of Fowlis !
4.       27 February 2012 : Gone ! Gone ! Gone!
5.       27 February 2012 : Ferntower House
6.       28 February 2012 : Our Shame Over Inchaffray Abbey
7.       1 March 2012 : Some Strathearn Names and their Origins 
8.       5 March 2012 : The Crieff Coat of Arms
9.       11 March 2012 : Crieff some 6 000 years ago !
10.   18 March 2012 :The Cursus of Crieff
11.   20 March 2012 : The Oldest Roman Frontier
12.   22 March 2012 : The Crieff Tryst
13   29 March 2012 : Strathearn – the Kingdom of Fortren - birthplace of modern Scotland
14.   30 March 2012 : A Bloody Battle in the Heart of Strathearn
15.   1 April 2012 : Strathearn's Pictish Trail
16.   1 April 2012 : Intrigue In Pictish Strathearn
17.   4 April 2012 : THE CELTIC EARLS OF STRATHEARN - MEDIEVAL ROBBER BARONS ?
18.   5 April 2012 : Tom a Chastel - The Royal Castle of Strathearn
19.   6 April 2012 : The Breadalbane Campbells, The Campbell Brothers of Crieff and the American Civil War
20.   11 April 2012 : The Breadalbane Campbells , The Campbell Brothers of Crieff and The American Civil War Part Two
21.   1 April 2012 :Strathearn's Pictish Trail
22.   15 April 2012 : The MacRosty Bandstand -Crieff's Edwardian Gem
23.   1 May 2012 : The Story of Weaving  in Crieff and Strathearn  ( Part One )
24.   10 May 2012 : The Story of Weaving in Crieff & Strathearn ( Part Two)
25.   22 May 2012 : The Story of Weaving in Crieff & Strathearn ( Part Three )
26.   26 May 2012 : Fancy A Trip On The Crieff Canal ??
27.   2 June 2012 : The Story of Transport in the Strath
28.   6 June 2012 : Witchcraft in Strathearn - Part One of Two
29.   11 June 2012 : Witchcraft in Strathearn - Part Two of Two           
30.   18 June 2012 : The Story of Highland Toffee
31.   22 June 2012 :David Mallet , Crieff poet and con man .
32.   27 June 2012 : The Rev. Dr David Malcom LL.D , academic, minister , teacher and forgotten poet of Madderty and Crieff ( 1763 – 1833 )
33.   3 July 2012 : The Pow - Strathearn's Historical Drain !
34.   9 July 2012 : The Rise and Demise of the Leather Tanning Industry in Crieff & Strathearn in the 18th and 19th Centuries
35.   13 July 2012 : The Crieff Riot of 1780
36.   14 July 2102 : THE BURNING OF THE STRATHEARN TOWNS AND VILLAGES : Part One
37.   15 July 2012 : The Burning of The Strathearn Towns & Villages : PART TWO
38.   17 July 2012 :The Story of Ferntower House
39.   18 July 2012 : General Sir David Baird ( 1757 to 1829 )
40.   22 July 2012 : Alexander “ Snacks ” Taylor (1862 –1954) : Crieff Soldier's Incredible Military Record
41.   6 August 2012 : Peter Crerar (1882 –1961 ) “ A pioneer of many interests “
42.   10 August 2012 : The Village and Parish of Blackford
43.   12 August 2012 : Tullibardine Chapel – A Pre Reformation Gem Well Worth A Visit
44.   23 August 2012 : The Wells of Strathearn - magical , mystical , Holy and ordinary !
45.   25 August 2012 : Six Months Of My Local History Blog
46.   5 September 2102 : Celebrate Crieff- A Festival of History
47.   5 September 2012 : Well,well, well – yet more wells ! Once Crieff’s only source of fresh water
48.   7 September 2012 : Bonnie Strathearn
49.   14 September 2012 : Lewis Miller - farm boy - religious rebel - entrepreneur - lad o' pairts !
50.   23 September 2012 : Religion is an intensely personal thing and indeed traditionally it i
51.   23 September 2012 : Churches of the Strath - a Way of Life
52.   7 October 2012  : St Fillans Perthshire - a look into it's past
53.   28 October 2012 : The Witches Maze At Tullibole Castle Crook of Devon
54.   4 November 2012 : William McGregor ( 1846 –1911 ), football pioneer
55.   5 November 2012 : Ewan and Uncle Denis( Ewan McGregor and his Uncle Denis )
56.   21 November 2012 : Trades and Industries That Have long Gone
57.   22 November 2012 : The Last Thatched House In Crieff
58.    13 December 2012 :  Where was that ? The Crieff of yester year !
59.    13 December 2012 : The Perthshire Clearances and Glen Beich
60.   31 December 2012 : New Year : Hogmanay in the Strath and the Comrie Flambeaux
61.   11 January 2013 : The Crieff Burgh Band /Crieff Silver Band
62.   12 February 2013 : Thanks for looking !
63.   19 February 2013 : Comrie Floods of 1898 & 1928
64.   21 February 2013 : Crieff Community Action Plan 2013 / 2018 - History Repeats Itself !
65.   4 March 2013 : Crieff to Perth Road Building in the 18th Century
66.   5 March 2013 : Ruberslaw House - a relic of Crieff's Georgian past
67.   6 March 2013 : What a " Relief " - a tale about our religious past and a forgotten Kirk that still stands!
68.   8 March 2013 : Cock Fighting In Crieff -Big Crowds and Big Money In The 19th Century !
69.   11 March 2013 : Bridgend and Crieff in the Early 19th Century
70.   21 March 2013 : Yes – These Are Really Strathearn Names !
71.   24 March 2013 : Jacobites of Strathearn - the'45 Put Into Perspective
72.   2 April 2013 : The Stayt of Crieff - Site of the Court of the Earls of Strathearn
73.   29 April 2013 : Crannogs – the amazing artificial islands that abound in Perthshire’s many Lochs
74.   10 May 2013 : A look at the historic village of Methven and its Castle
75.   27 May 2013 : Strathearn and Perthshire's Role in the Wars of Independence : Wallace and Bruce .
76.   7 June 2013 : The Carpow Logboat a late Bronze Age gem plucked from mud banks of the River Tay
77.   18 June 2013 : The History of the Broich Cursus Gradually Unravels !
78.   28 June 2013 : The Drummonds of Strathearn - their Castle , Rob Roy and a King's
mistress !
79.   14 July 2013 : A Roman Fort on the Edge of Their World
80.   24 July 2013 : Auchterarder in the 1790s - home to the Ryder Cup in 2014 at its Gleneagles Golf Club !
81.   5 August 2013 : Crieff in the early Victorian Days
82.   6 August 2013 : The Sad Demise of The Crieff and Strathearn Hand Loom Weavers c 1860
83.   11 August 2013: Crieff at the time of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1897
84.   16 August 2013 : INNERPEFFRAY - AN ANCIENT CHAPEL - THE OLDEST LENDING LIBRARY IN SCOTLAND PLUS  A ROMAN FORD AND ROAD !
85.   29 August 2013 : Crieff’s High Street Before World War 1 ( 1913/1914 ) Part One
86.   5 September 2013 : The Murder of the “ Red Fox “ - a mystery unsolved for over 250 years
87.   23 September 2013 :Toshach Castle - Strathearn Stronghold of the Clan Macintosh
88.   9 October 2013 :The Ancient Secrets of Glenlednock above Comrie – a look at this Highland glen in the 18th and 19th centuries
89.   28 October 2013 : Our lost heritage
90.   4 November 2013 : Heritage Restored - The Wild Beauty of Rannoch
91.   18 November 2013 :The Strathearn Village of Dunning and its fascinating heritage
92.   28 November 2013 : Crieff Shops and businesses 100 years ago ( names & places )
93.   15 December 2013 : Jacobites in Strathearn
94.   30 January 2014 :The Meaning of Many Local Place Names Around Crieff
95.   2 February 2014 : Strange Roman Apparitions in Strathearn
96.   5 February 2014 : Huntingtower Castle
97.   6 February 2014 : Cultoquhey - " at the back of a snowdrift "
98.   11 February 2014 :Drummond Arms Hotel Crieff And Our Neglected Heritage
99.   13 February 2014 :Two Years of Our PerthshireCrieffStrathearn Blog
100.                        16 February 2014 : Saint Fillan And His Cures For Sundry Ailments
101.                        20 February 2014 : Strathearn Perthshire Past and Present In Pictures
102.                        25 February 2014 :The Rev McAllister And A Religious "Punch Up" In Crieff
103.                        9 March 2014 : Pestilence and Arson in 17th Century Strathearn
104.                        28 March 2014 : The Poorhouse and Poverty in Crieff in the late Victorian Period
105.                        14 April 2014 : History of the Parishes of Monzievaird And Strowan
106.                        21 April 2014 : Daniel Robertson -a "Lad o' Pairts "** - the local ploughboy who became a millionaire
107.                        7 May 2014 : The Last Hanging In Crieff ; Kangaroo Court ?
108.                        11 May 2014 : The Strathearn Heritage of Prince William and Kate Middleton and more about Kinkell -the "Terrible Parish " !
109.                        11 May 2014 :New Blog Site For Perthshire Crieff and Strathearn Pictures Old and New
110.                        14 May 2014 : Ancient History and Heritage of Strathearn Begins to Be Recognised
111.                        1 June 2014 : Royal MacRosty : The Visit of William and Kate , Earl and Countess of Strathearn
112.                        9 June 2014:   A look into some interesting Crieff archives
113.                        11 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART ONE
114.                        12 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART TWO
115.                        22 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART THREE
116.                        26 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART FOUR
117.                        17August 2014 : Some Important Buildings of Strathearn
118.                        22 August 2014 : A Battle of Kings Fought On Our Doorstep
119.                        11 September  2014 : Pictish Strathearn and a lost or misplaced Kingdom !
120.                        21 September 2014 : Who Do We Think We Are ? Scots Brits or “Anglais” ?
THE 2014 SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM AND  SOME OBSERVATIONS , HISTORICAL AND OTHERWISE
121.     6 October 2014 : Castle Cluggy and Loch Monzievaird
122.   20  October 2014 : Crieff's " Dad's Army - the Home Guard of World War 2
123.   17 November 2014  : Hogmanay & Handsel Monday - Two Time Honoured  Crieff Festivals
124.   03 December 2014 : Lady Mary's Walk
125.   14 December 2014 : The Coal Mines That Wouls Have Changed The Strath - A Fortunate Escape !
126.   31 December 2014 : The Earn- The Heron And A Precious Stone !
127.   01 Januuary 2015 : A Happy New Year Ftom Crieff And Strathearn !
128.   06 January 2015 : The Ancient Church of Strowan near Crieff
129.   09 January 2015 : Fowlis Castle - A Forgotten Part of Strathearn's Heritage .
130 .  13 January 2015 : A Walk Around Old Crieff In The Steps of the Drovers
131    29 January 2015 : Tullibardine Castle and the Pride of the Scottish Navy !
132.   20 February 2015 : The Railways of Strathearn .




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