Place:


Tyndrum  Perthshire

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Tyndrum like this:

Tyndrum (Gael. tigh-an-droma, 'house of the ridge'), a small post-office village in Killin parish, W Perthshire, at the head of Strathfillan, within 7 furlongs of the Argyllshire border and 35 miles SE of Ballachulish, whilst its station on the Callander and Oban railway (1873-80) is 36½ miles E by N of Oban and 17¼ W by N of Killin station. ...


Standing 700 feet above sea-level, it is described by the Queen, under date 22 Sept. 1873, as 'a wild, picturesque, and desolate place in a sort of wild glen with green hills rising around. . . . There are a few straggling houses and a nice hotel at the station.' See Clifton and Dalry.—Ord. Sur., sh. 46, 1872.

Tyndrum through time

Tyndrum is now part of Stirling district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stirling has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tyndrum itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tyndrum, in Stirling and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/20479

Date accessed: 18th August 2019


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