17th Century

Last of the Wolves (1645)

At the time of the plague there were still a few wolves left in the area and one of the cleansers witnessed probably the last wolf hunt in Scotland. A number of armed men on horses spotted a male and female wolf in a wood in Trowan and set off after them. They pursued the wolves through Ochtertyre and, after a difficult chase; the wolves were cornered and killed. They were probably just about the last wolves to be found in Scotland.