Tour Scotland Video Winter Drive From Pitlochry To Foss Highland Perthshire

Tour Scotland video of a Winter drive from just outside Pitlochry to Foss by Loch Tummel in the Highlands of Perthshire, Scotland. Foss is a hamlet and a parish in Perthshire. The hamlet stands near the right bank of the river Tummel, 1½ miles West South West of the head of Loch Tummel, and 12 miles West of Pitlochry. John Stewart, the gamekeeper at Foss, and his family, are thought to have emigrated to Canada around 1859. They settled on the 2nd Concession, McNab township. McNab township was created in 1825, comprising roughly 80,000 acres of unsettled land, covering the current Town of Arnprior and Township of McNab, Braeside. It was granted by the government to Archibald 13th Laird of McNab, born 1779, died 1860, who had fled from his debts in Scotland. He promised to settle it with Highland clansmen, and the first group of eighty four settlers arrived the same year, 1825. McNab ruled with an iron fist over the Scottish settlers. Only after eighteen years of petitions, court battles, and appeals was his grip loosened when the government finally began issuing Crown grants to the settlers. His feudal powers removed, the Laird eventually sold his lands to the government and returned to Europe in 1852, never to return.

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