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56°45′07″N3°48′19″W / 56.751826°N 3.805393°W / 56.751826; -3.805393 Coordinates: 56°45′07″N3°48′19″W / 56.751826°N 3.805393°W / 56.751826; -3.805393

Aldclune is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is situated on the A9 road, approximately 1.5 miles west of Blair Atholl, on the north bank of the River Garry. [1] At the eastern edge of the village is the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie, which took place in 1689 during the Jacobite rising of 1689–92.

Perth and Kinross Council area of Scotland

Perth and Kinross is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and a Lieutenancy Area. It borders onto the Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Fife, Highland and Stirling council areas. Perth is the administrative centre. With the exception of a large area of south-western Perthshire, the council area mostly corresponds to the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Blair Atholl town in Perthshire, Scotland

Blair Atholl is a village in Perthshire, Scotland, built about the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian Mountains. The Gaelic place-name Blair, from blàr, 'field, plain', refers to this location. Atholl, which mean 'new Ireland', from the archaic Ath Fhodla is the name of the surrounding district.

Battle of Killiecrankie battle of the First Jacobite Rising

The Battle of Killiecrankie, also referred to as the Battle of Rinrory by contemporaries, took place on 27 July 1689 during the First Jacobite Rising between a Jacobite force of Scots and Irish and those of the new Williamite government. The Jacobites won a stunning victory but suffered heavy casualties, their commander John Graham, Viscount Dundee being killed in the final minutes.

Glen Garry, taken from Meall Uaine, looking past Killiecrankie and Auldclune towards Blair Atholl Glengarry.jpg
Glen Garry, taken from Meall Uaine, looking past Killiecrankie and Auldclune towards Blair Atholl

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References

  1. "Braemar and Blair Atholl", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (C2 ed.), 2008, ISBN   0-319-23119-4