The Falls of Dochart

Hello friends.  What’s shakin’?  Not much around here this weekend.  I attempted to write this blog outside but good grief – the humidity!  I see it’s a balmy 65 degrees in Edinburgh right now.  What I wouldn’t give.

Today I’d like to show you a beautiful area in the Scottish Highlands that I visited on my last trip.  Located on the River Dochart at the pretty village of Killin in Stirlingshire, are the spectacular Falls of Dochart.

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The River Dochart both broadens and changes gradient at this location, resulting in a torrent of water that cascades and crashes into the rocks as the river winds its way east toward Loch Tay.

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The Bridge of Dochart, first constructed in 1760, crosses over the river as you enter Killin and from here you can take in the gorgeous view.

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Or if you are feeling adventurous and the waters aren’t too ferocious, climb down on the rocks for a closer view. Just promise me you will be careful!

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An island in the middle of the river, known as Inchbuie, is the burial ground of Clan MacNab, dating back to the 1700’s.  It is the final earthly home of fifteen individuals, nine of whom were clan chiefs.  Surrounded by the sound of the falls, I can’t imagine a nicer place to lay a body to rest.

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Clan MacNab burial ground

So what are your impressions of the Falls of Dochart?  Worth a jaunt up into the Highlands?  Oh, I agree!  I do hope you get a chance to see them someday too.

Have a terrific week, friends.  See you next time.

Cheers,

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