For those of us with a knowledge of the origins of Scottish place names that of Balloch can appear more than a little confusing . Most Scots would instantaneously say : Balloch – that is the town at the south end of Loch Lomond where the trains stop !
It was said that the house , garden and field were given to him by the Drummond family . Religious worship was carried out in an upper room of the Priest’s house . He died aged 83 in July 1837 .
Let me conclude this little “ Blog “ with a repeat of the tale published in Macara’s “ Crieff: Its Traditions and Characters “ published in 1881