Virtually forgotten , St Beans, the old Kirk of Kinkell is a peaceful haven in a spectacular setting overlooking the Earn . If stones could talk !
The Medieval Church of St Beans and the churchyard
Followers of my Blogs might recall that I covered the last execution on the " Kind Gallows " of Crieff and that the poor person was none other than the Minister of Kinkell, one |Richard Duncan . Th poor guy had been accused and found guilty of the murder of a child . The body had been discovered hidden under the hearth stone . The child was that of Duncan's maid - servant and he was condemned to hang at the Crieff Stayt by the Fourth Earl of Perth and Steward of Strathearn .
A reprieve had been obtained but by the time the messenger bearing the brfief had arrived in Crieff it was tw…