A wide choice of topics covered from the dawn of history right up to present days . Many of these have a wider relevance than purely within the context of Strathearn . The author's viewpoint often is at variance with the accepted opinions espoused elsewhere eg The Jacobite Uprisings and The Reformation .
A Happy New Year from Crieff & Strathearn !
River Earn in May
BLIADHNA MHATH UR !
HAPPY NEW YEAR ! FROHES NEUES JAHR !
BONNE ANNÉE ! С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ ! FELIZ AÑO NUEVO ! GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR !
If you wish to see some pictures of Crieff and Strathearn in different seasons have a look at our new “ blog “
Methven is a Parish and a village lying due
west of the City of Perth . The name is derived from the Gaelic word Meodhan,
signifying "middle “ . Perhaps because
of its location and proximity to Perth ,
it has featured in numerous tales concerning our ancient heritage
. Let me
start off this Blog with reference
to my namesake , Culen who was crowned
King of Scots at Scone in 972 AD. Culen
was a bit of a high liver
and not exactly the most moral of individuals
. To quote the words of Victorian
author and cleric , William Marshall : “ He abandoned himself to the grossest of licentiousness and in a few
years was such an abhorrence to the Nation that a Parliament was summoned to meet at Scone for the purpose of disposing him “ . Culen was on his way
there when he was ambushed ,attacked and killed by the Thane of Methven . The Thane had saught revenge for the alleged abuse of his daughter by the monarch
. A scribe of the period recorded : “ Culen , not knowing w…
An Account Of One Of The Most Bloody Political/Religious Battles Fought In This Part Of Scotland The Battle of Tibbermore /Tibbermure
Victory by the Back Door The surge in the amount of violence and mayhem in the Middle
East and in targeted European (including British) locations has caused much grief and sadness to innocent families
and individuals . Atrocities carried out
in the name of religion are not something
that has suddenly occurred .They
have been part of society for longer than we might imagine .
The period of the 1640s in Scotland was one of violent confrontation between the
Royalists faction supporting the Stewart monarch Charles 1 and the fiercely
Presbyterian adherents known as Covenanters . Despite the efforts of James VI
to introduce Bishops into the Kirk , the Covenanters with their
power base in the south and south
west of Scotland were vociferous and militant in pursuit of their cause . In
1644 they marched south into
England to lend support to the Engl…
Aftermath of Culloden, April 1746 Written by Robert Forbes who witnessed the Battle
" But the most shocking part of the story is yet to come, - I
mean the horrid barbarities committed in cold blood, after the battle was over.
I do not know precisely how many daysthe dead bodies lay upon the field to glut the eyes of the merciless
conqueror ; but certain it is , that there they lay, till the stench obliged
him to cause to bury them. In the meantime the soldiers , like so many savages
, went up and down, knocking such on the head as hadany remains of lifein them , and ,except in a few instances ,
refusing all manner of relief to the wounded , many of whom, had they been
properly taken care of , would have undoubtedly recovered .A little house into
which agood many of the wounded
hadbeen carried , was set on fire about
their ears ,and every soul in it burnt alive , of which numberwas Colonel Orelli, a brave old gentleman,
who was either in the French or Spanish …