Sunday, 31 January 2016

Tour Scotland Winter Video Winter Struan Church Highland Perthshire

Tour Scotland Winter video of the Parish Church and Churchyard cemetery in Struan, Perthshire, Scotland. Struan is a parish church, of early Christian origin and dedicated to St. Fillan, at the confluence of the Errochty Water and Garry rivers. Many of the medieval chiefs were buried in this church. The church was probably was in the patronage of Clan Robertson in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries but may have been acquired by the Stewart earls of Atholl in the early sixteenth century when the Robertson lands were apprized by the crown for debt. Unlike many other Highland noblemen, the Robertson chiefs refused to 'clear' their estates of their clansmen in favour of the more profitable sheep during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This honourable but financially disadvantageous policy led to the eventual alienation of the entire clan lands by the early 20th century. Only the family vault at Dunalastair is still in the possession of the family of Struan; however, many modern properties have been added to the clan land. The title Baron of Struan is still transferred through Dunalastair. Clan Donnachaidh country, spiritual home to clan members which include Robertson, Duncan, McConnachie, Reid and McLagan.

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