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Welcome to Kinloch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire
Kinloch Rannoch is a picturesque village situated on the eastern edge of Loch Rannoch, a freshwater loch that stretches ten miles west to the Bridge of Gaur. The village is surrounded by stunning scenery, with the loch and the surrounding hills providing a breathtaking backdrop. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and water sports enthusiasts, and is a great place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
The village itself has a rich history, with evidence of human activity dating back to the Bronze Age. In the 19th century, Kinloch Rannoch became a popular destination for wealthy Victorians, who were drawn to the area’s natural beauty and clean air. Today, the village is a thriving community, with a range of amenities including a shop, cafe and restaurant, as well as a post office and medical centre.
Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, or simply relax and unwind in a beautiful setting, Kinloch Rannoch is the perfect destination. With its stunning scenery, rich history and range of amenities, it’s easy to see why this charming village is such a popular choice for visitors to the area.
Loch Rannoch is a large freshwater loch located in the Scottish Highlands. It is approximately ten miles long and one mile wide, and is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. The loch is a popular spot for fishing, sailing, and other water sports, and is home to a variety of fish species, including brown trout, pike, and salmon.
There is evidence of settlement in the area surrounding Kinloch Rannoch from as far back as 500AD when the missionary St. Blane arrived although the name remains a mystery, as the word “kinloch” means head of a loch, rather than the foot, where the village is located. For many hundreds of years, this tiny and remote hamlet was home to a few primitive people who lived a poverty-stricken existence, surviving mainly by thieving and, for a long time, there were no roads or bridges in the area.
It wasn’t until the end of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion that James Small, a soldier in Lord Loudon’s Regiment, started to enlarge and settle the village with numbers of discharged soldiers and displaced crofters. Initially, the soldiers spent a large part of their time trying to apprehend bands of plundering Highlanders who stole cattle and hid quantities of arms in the hills. The soldiers met with little support from the locals, and the reputation of the “Rannoch thieves” spread far and wide.