Sections


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

The Glen Lednock Census (1841)

The first census taken in 1841 gives a good indication that the Glen was indeed a lively place although there is no indication mentioned in it that there was, before the census was taken, a tiny clachan at Keplandie which lay at the head of the Glen and just to the north-west of the present loch or Daden which lay close to Invergeldie on the west side. Listed are the following communities:

PLACE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OCCUPATION

(Men, women, children)

Bowalker 15 Agricultural Labourers

Glenmaik 4 Agricultural Labourers

Invergeldie 24 Female and Male servants

Wrights and Wool Carver

Kingarth 8 Farmer

Tynashei 6 Farmer

Female Servant

Tynachroi 8 Female Servant

Glaslarich 6 Farmer

Balindalloch 12 Farmer

Female and Male Servants

Balnacoul 17 Farmers

Coischbain 2 Cotton Handloom Weavers

Cushevachan 9 Agricultural Labourers

Fintallich 7 Agricultural Labourers

Female Servant

In the Parish of Monzievaird but in Glen Lednock

Lurg 4 Shepherd

Male Servant

Carraglen 3 Farmer

Female and Male Servants

Balmuick 5 Shepherd

Female Servant

Lechkin 25 Mason

Ground Officer

Female and Male Servants

In all a total of 165 men, women, and children. By the time the census was taken in 1891 the population of the Glen stood at 106. In 1991 it is likely that the number will be around 50. The clearances are by no means over and probably within another fifty years the population will almost no longer exist and the land left to the high circling of hawks and the bleating of sheep with gunfire heard in August as sportsman kill off whatever grouse are left, until they too become extinct! It will become, like so many others, a dead Glen similar to the land they gave to Cain!

Glen Lednock looking towards Comrie