Old Photograph Sawmill Abercairny Perthshire Scotland

Old photograph of the sawmill in Abercairny near Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. Abercairny estate had the distinction of a short visit by Queen Victoria 12 September 1842, when she wished to see the mansion house, then under construction. The estate was owned by the Moray family since the 13th century.

Tour Scotland video of Comrie Pipe Band marching through town at the Highland Gathering on ancestry visit to Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. Comrie's early prosperity derived from weaving. This was mostly done as piecework in people's own cottages. Comrie was also important as a droving town. Highland cattle destined for the markets of the Scottish Lowlands and ultimately England would be driven south from their grazing areas in the Highlands. River crossings, such as at Comrie, were important staging posts on the way south. Much of the land around Comrie was owned by the Drummond family, Earls of Perth, latterly Earls of Ancaster, whose main seat was Drummond Castle, south of Crieff. Another branch of the Drummonds owned Drummondernoch, Gaelic: Drumainn Ăˆireannach, Drummond of Ireland), to the west of the town. Aberuchill Castle, however, just outside Comrie was originally a Campbell seat.

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