BLiSS History Map was compiled by Loch Earn Tourism Informaton to share a flavour of the areas fascinating past. Alongside historic themed sculptures on the BLiSS art trail, BLiSS hIstory map is LETI's contribution to Year of History Heritage and Archaeology 2017.
Did you know that gold was panned in the area using sheep fleeces? That Simple Minds had a studio on Loch Earn? That future MacGregor Chiefs will be buried in the Balquhidder MacGregor / Murray Mausoleum, That Strathyre pottery was sought after in the 1930's, That Vera, a Lochearnhead suffragette (who preferred to be known as Jack) was once the driver for Emily Pankhurst? That The Beatles stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in St Fillans? That a shape shifting water spirit lives in Loch Earn?That MHOR84 was once a hunting lodge to Stuart Kings.....there is more to Robroycountry's rich history and heritage than meets the eye. Check our map for more interesting facts and read our history stories here
#HHA2017 is Scotland's tourism year theme and we are delighted to celebrate on behalf of St Fillans, Lochearnhead, Balquhidder and Strathyre - A Place for All Seasons - in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park of Scotland.
"It’s fantastic to see a resource which so seamlessly places history, heritage and archaeology alongside award-winning art and architectural installations. The new history-themed sculptures are a wonderful addition to the map and a great way to share stories from Scotland’s past in 2017 and beyond.” – Dr Jeff Sanders, Dig It! 2017 Project Manager
Dig It! 2017 is co-ordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland for the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Uncover fascinating stories and archaeology for everyone at Dig It! 2017
In addition to historic, heritage and archaeological sites, this map also pinponts LETI's award winning BLiSS trail of art installations linking its villages on the A84, A85, Rob Roy Way and Sustrans Scotland National Cycle Route 7
Also on the map is a list of food and drink rest stops where you can enjoy meals and hot beverages and chat up the locals.
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Find out more on Scotland's history via @VisitScotland #HHA2017 celebration pages