Dalnaspidal  Perthshire


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

Dalnaspidal (Gael. dail-an-spideal, 'field of the hospice'), a station on the Highland railway in Blair Athole parish, Perthshire, within 5 furlongs of the foot of Loch Garry, and 15¾ miles WNW of Blair Athole village. Near it is a shooting-lodge of the Duke of Athole; and, named after an ancient hospitium or small inn, it lies amid a wild, bleak, alpine tract, where numerous standing stones and cairns mark the graves of persons who fell in battle or perished in the snow. ...

A party of Cromwell's troops, encamping here, were attacked and worsted by the men of Athole and some of the Camerons of Lochiel; and here, on the night of 16 March 1746, Lord George Murray divided the force with which he proposed to take Blair Castle.

Dalnaspidal through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2022

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