Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Lochearnhead

Lochearnhead, a village in Balquhidder parish, Perthshire, at the head of Loch Earn, 17/8 mile NNE of Lochearnhead station on the Callander and Oban railway, this being 12 miles NNW of Callander. It is a small and scattered place; but it stands amid delightful scenery of lake, wood, glen, and mountain, and serves as a fine centre for tourists, communicating by public coach, during the summer months, with Crieff. At it are a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, two schools, and a good hotel. Here, on 10 Sept. 1842, the Queen changed horses on her way from Taymouth to Drummond Castle; and at the hotel, on 6 Sept. 1869, she called on Sir Malcolm and Lady Helen Macgregor.—Ord. Sur., sh. 46, 1872.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Balquhidder ScoP       Perthshire ScoCnty
Place: Lochearnhead

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