Black's Shilling Guide to Scotland

Black's Shilling Guide to Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...site of one royal castle; and another stood by the shore of Forfwr Loch. A short branch leads from Forfar to Kirriemuir (Airlie Arms), famed now as the Thru/ms of Mr. J. M. Barrie, who was born here. By Glen Clova. and Glen Mwick there is hence a long Highland tramp to Ballater (p. 101), and another by Glen Doll to Braemar. About halfway, near the divergence of these routes, Milton of Glova (Ogilvy Arms), 16 miles from Kirriemuir, is a centre for the beautiful loch and mountain scenery opened out by these glens. Half-an-hour farther on the main line, at Bridge of Dun, another branch would take us to Brechin (Hotels: Commercial, Crown), situated on the banks of the South Esk, 14 miles to the north of Arbroath, and 7% west from Montrose. It carries on a considerable manufacture of linen, and there are extensive freestone quarries in the neighbourhood. In ancient times Brechin contained an abbe of Ouldees, and a bishopric was subsequently established here by David I. The Cathedral, now carefully restored and made into a splendid Parish Church, has been opened for divine service. It had previously been hideously disfigured by the whitewash and heavy galleries of an earlier "restoration." The modern stained glass is very fine. Adjoining the church is a round tower of the same type as that of Abernathy. Brechin Castle, a seat of the Maule family, now represented by the Earl of Dalhousie, stands on a precipitous rock. Other chief seats in the neighbourhood are Auldbar Castle and Kinnaird Castle, both beautifully situated amid forests and ornamental plantations. An excursion frequently made from Brechin conducts the tourist to Lochlee, by the scenery of the North Esk, and along the range of the Grampian mountains on the borders of...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975405
  • 9781236975409