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TITLE
View near Blair
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351_P118
PLACENAME
Blair Atholl
DISTRICT
Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Blair Atholl
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31165
KEYWORDS
Strath Garry
straths
valleys
rivers
mountains
Grampians
houses
castles
Atholl
Dukes of Atholl
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The area called Strath Garry, through which the River Garry runs, was chosen by the Atholl family as a place to build their castle. Blair Castle was built in the 13th Century.

The location was one of strategic importance as it was the gateway to the Grampian mountains and the road north to Inverness.

Many people have visited Blair Castle. John Graham of Claverhouse was buried there after the Battle of Killiecrankie and Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed there on his way south during the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant

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View near Blair

PERTH: Blair Atholl

1760s

Strath Garry; straths; valleys; rivers; mountains; Grampians; houses; castles; Atholl; Dukes of Atholl

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The area called Strath Garry, through which the River Garry runs, was chosen by the Atholl family as a place to build their castle. Blair Castle was built in the 13th Century. <br /> <br /> The location was one of strategic importance as it was the gateway to the Grampian mountains and the road north to Inverness.<br /> <br /> Many people have visited Blair Castle. John Graham of Claverhouse was buried there after the Battle of Killiecrankie and Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed there on his way south during the 1745 Jacobite Rising.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant