Tullibardine is a location in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, which gives its name to a village, a castle, and a grant of nobility.
The village of Tullibardine ( Coordinates: ) is a settlement of approximately 40 dwellings 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Perth. It lies in the parish of Blackford, and the nearest town is Auchterarder 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south.
Tullibardine Castle () was a medieval fortification on a low eminence west of the village. Little is known about it and it no longer exists. The castle was built by the Clan Murray in the late 13th to early 14th century, after it had extended its holdings south from its heartland in Morayshire. The castle predates the nearby chapel, which is dated to 1446. The castle was dismantled in 1747, following the Jacobite rebellion, and was completely demolished in 1833.
Tullibardine Chapel () was built in the 1446 by David Murray of Tullibardine as a family chapel and burial site, and members of the Murray family were buried there until 1900. The chapel has remained unaltered since the 16th century.
Regent Morton came to Tullibardine in September 1575, as the guest of Sir William Murray, Comptroller of Scotland.Sir John Murray was a favoured courtier of James VI of Scotland, who came to the wedding of Murray's daughter Lilias and John Grant of Freuchie at Tullibardine on 21 June 1591. Murray was promoted to Earl of Tullibardine in the peerage of Scotland in 1606, and to a marquessate in 1696. A branch of the family became the Earls of Atholl, then Dukes of Atholl, and the title "Marquess of Tullibardine" remains the title of the Atholl heir. The most famous Lords of Tullibardine were William Murray, a leading figure of the 1715 and 1719 Jacobite rebellions, and his brother George, a leader in 1745.
In modern times Tullibardine was served by a station on the Crieff Junction Railway, later part of the Caledonian and then the London, Midland and Scottish railways. The station, which opened in 1856 was closed in 1964.
The name is now used by the Tullibardine distillery in nearby Blackford, which opened in 1949, and to several of their brands of whisky.
Duke of Atholl, alternatively Duke of Athole, named after Atholl in Scotland, is a title in the Peerage of Scotland held by the head of Clan Murray. It was created by Queen Anne in 1703 for John Murray, 2nd Marquess of Atholl, with a special remainder to the heir male of his father, the 1st Marquess.
Atholl or Athole is a large historical division in the Scottish Highlands, bordering Marr, Badenoch, Lochaber, Breadalbane, Strathearn, Perth, and Gowrie. Today it forms the northern part of Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll was a Scottish nobleman. A convert to Catholicism, he openly conspired with the king of Spain to try to unseat the Protestant Queen Elizabeth.
John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, KT, PC was a Scottish nobleman, politician, and soldier. He served in numerous positions during his life, and fought in the Glorious Revolution for William III and Mary II.
Huntingtower Castle, once known as Ruthven Castle or the Place [Palace] of Ruthven, is located near the village of Huntingtower beside the A85 and near the A9, about 5km NW of the centre of Perth, Perth and Kinross, in central Scotland, on the main road to Crieff.
James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl, styled Marquess of Tullibardine between 1715 and 1746, was a Scottish peer, and Lord Privy Seal.
Lord George Murray (1694-1760), sixth son of John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, was a Scottish nobleman and soldier who took part in the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1719. Pardoned in 1725, he returned to Scotland, where he married and in 1739 took the Oath of Allegiance to George II.
Clan Murray is a Highland Scottish clan. The chief of the Clan Murray holds the title of Duke of Atholl. Their ancestors who established the family in Scotland in the 12th century were the Morays of Bothwell. In the 16th century descendants of the Morays of Bothwell, the Murrays of Tullibardine, secured the chiefship of the clan and were created Earls of Tullibardine in 1606. The first Earl of Tullibardine married the heiress to the Stewart earldom of Atholl and Atholl therefore became a Murray earldom in 1626. The Murray Earl of Atholl was created Marquess of Atholl in 1676 and in 1703 it became a dukedom. The marquess of Tullibardine title has continued as a subsidiary title, being bestowed on elder sons of the chief until they succeed him as Duke of Atholl.
William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan was a Scottish peer and Jacobite, who died at the Battle of Culloden.
Ashintully Castle, located near Kirkmichael, north of Blairgowrie, in the county of Perthshire Scotland, was built in 1583 as a fortified tower house by the Spalding family; the Feudal Barons of Ashintully. The Spalding Barons were chiefs of the Spalding Clan and followers of the Duke of Atholl, the Chief of the Murray Clan. The Spaldings of Ashintully and their cadet branches were Jacobites, or followers of the House of Stuart. The castle is reached from the B950 road to the Northeast of Kirkmichael. The name Ashintully is an anglicised spelling of the Gaelic Eas an Tulaich and means "cascade of the hillock".
The Siege of Blair Castle was a conflict that took place in Scotland in March 1746 and was part of the Jacobite rising of 1745. It was fought between Scottish forces loyal to the British-Hanoverian government of George II of Great Britain, which defended Blair Castle near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire, and Scottish Jacobite forces loyal to the House of Stuart.
William Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine was a Scottish nobleman and Jacobite who took part in the rebellions of 1715, 1719, and 1745.
Lilias Grant was a Scottish letter-writer and matriarch of the Grant clan of Freuchie.
John Murray, 1st Earl of Tullibardine was a Scottish courtier and leader of the Clan Murray.
John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl, (1563–1595), Scottish landowner.
Annabell Murray, Countess of Mar (1536–1603), was a Scottish landowner, courtier and royal servant, the keeper of the infant James VI and his son Prince Henry at Stirling Castle
John Grant of Freuchie, Scottish landowner.
John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (1566-1603) was a Scottish landowner.
William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine
Margaret Fleming, Countess of Atholl (1536-1586) was a Scottish courtier and landowner rumoured to be involved in the occult.