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Rob Roy MacGregor Campbell
The '45
Extracts of Statistics from the Annexed Estates for Western Strathearn (1755-56)
The Reports of the Annexed Estates (1755-69)
A Tour of Scotland - Thomas Pennant (1769)
Seismic Activity (1789)
Account of 1791-99 vol-11 - Comrie, County of Perth
Archibald MacNab (1734-1816)
Henry Dundas (1742-1811)
Sir David Baird of Seringapatam (1757-1829)
Companion and Useful Guide to the Beauties of Scotland – Sarah Murray (1799)
Roman Camp, Dalginross – October (1800)
Flash from the Caledonian Mercury – September (1814)
I've a Boat to Catch (1818)
A Picture of Strathearn - John Brown (1823)
St Fillan’s Highland Society (1827)
Letters from the Distant Past (1831 - 1859)
Comrie, St Fillans and Monivard (1837)
Statistical Account: Parish of Comrie (1838)
The Glen Lednock Census (1841)
The Queen’s Visit (1842)
The Road to Comrie (1857)
For the Sake of Nelly Fergus (1860)
From an Unknown Guidebook-circa (1892)
Comrie (1895)
Tales of Derring Do
Soldier, Soldier, won’t you marry me wi’…
The Adventures of Paddy or Highland Peter
Ghoulie Tales
A Serious Business
Mail Order Bride
The Man with the Powerful Voice
Double Entry bookkeeping
Hey, Gie’s ma Haun…or Murder Most Foul
Kate Mackenzie's Terrible Deeds
Watty and Meg Drummond
The Fencibles
Deacon Reid
Amazing Grace
The Day of the Penny Wedding
The MacArthur's were there before the Hills
The Beggar's Badge
A Pane by any other name can be a Pain!
The Powder Keg
The Coo didnae hae ony Teeth!
The Green Lady of Glen Lednock
The Queen of Tynasithe
The Great Wall of Comrie
Whisky, You're the Devil
A Wee Rumble
A Whale of a Time
An Encounter of the Third Kind
Another Debate
Bosom Pals
Getting Stoned in Comrie
Hanging about Comrie
It's Whisky in the Jar
Picking Other Folks' Brains
Porridge for Breakfast
Tarred and Buttered
Temperance
The Convert
The Debate
The Schism
The Levitation
The Twa' Brithers
There’s a Hare in my Soup
Yer bum's oot the Window

18th & 19th Century

Comrie, St Fillans and Monivard (1837)

Source: The National Commercial Directory of Scotland, 1837.

Comrie is a respectable and populous village in the parish of that name, 58 miles n.w. of Edinburgh, 24 w. of Perth, and 6 1/2 w. of Crieff; situate in a beautiful and romantic valley at the foot of the Grampians, and on the north side of the Earn, at the junction of the Lednock. Loch Earn lies at the western extremity of the parish, and from it flows the beautiful Earn, along which there is a public road through the valley of Strathearn. In the village the manufacture of woollens is carried on to a limited extent and there is a distillery. The places of worship are a church of the establishment, and a meeting-house for the united secession congregation: the former is a modern and handsome structure, with a fine spire. The neighbourhood possesses some interesting and attractive objects; the most remarkable are vestiges of Roman encampments on the plain of Dalginross, several druidical circles, and a monument erected to the memory of the Late Lord Melville. Five annual fetes are held here, viz. St. Kenach’s on the 22nd March, the first Tuesday of May, 11th of July, 8th of November, and 4th of December.

St. Fillans is a small hamlet in the parish of Killin, 5 1/2 miles from Comrie, pleasantly situate at the foot of Loch Earn, where a boat is kept for the accommodation of fishing parties or other visitors, who are attracted hither by the delightful scenery of this district. In the month of August, annually, this village is the scene of an interesting festival, instituted, in 1819, by a society called the St.Fillans Society, for the purpose of awarding prizes to successful competitors in certain national games; there is a prize bestowed upon the best dressed Highlander, and another upon the most approved vocal performer in Gaelic. The society partakes also of a benevolent character, as it imparts aid to indigent and distressed members, widows and orphans. Great numbers of persons of respectable rank, from all parts of the Highlands, attend the meetings of this interesting association. A small neat church has recently been erected here; and there is an excellently conducted inn.

Monivard parish includes the abrogated parish of Strowan; thus united it is bounded on the north by Comrie and Monzie, by the former also on the west, by Muthill on the south, and by Crieff on the east. The river Earn passes through the district from west to east; and in the neighbourhood of this stream the country is beautiful, well planted, and enclosed. There are several small lakes in the parish, among which Monivard lake, situate at the bottom of a fine wood, and well stored with pike, perch and eels, is a delightful object to passengers, and a great ornament to the pleasure grounds of AUCHTERTYRE. On the banks of the lake a fine repeating echo is produced. There are some other seats of great beauty and taste, among which “Lawers” is the most distinguished.

POST OFFICE, Dunira-street, Comrie, Patrick M’Farlane, Post Master.-Letters from all parts arrive every morning at seven in summer and eight in winter, and are despatched every afternoon at three.

Gentry and ClergyCart & PlowWrights,

Tailors

Drummond, James,esq,

Aberuchill

McLaren,Peter,Dunira St Gow,Peter

Note: A Highlander never begins anything of consequence on the day of the week on which the 3rd. of May falls, which he styles Lagh Sheachanna na bleanagh, “The dismal day.”