The Warm Heart Of The Highlands
Enjoy the scenic beauty of Highland Perthshire
Welcome to Kinloch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire
The pretty village of Kinloch Rannoch lies on the eastern tip of Loch Rannoch. With Kinloch Rannoch at the eastern edge of the loch, Loch Rannoch stretches ten miles west to the Bridge of Gaur.
– Things to do –
Findout about things to do and places to visit when you are staying in Kinloch Rannoch or visiting for the day.
Stone circles at
Craigh na Dun
One of the Most Remote Railway Stations
Enjoy a range of excellent places to eat
Held on the 3rd Saturday of August
Fascinating Walking Trails
Find out about the Local Services and Transport
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.