Balquhidder Church (Rob Roy MacGregor)

 

grave-450Visited the grave of Rob Roy when travelling to Fort William. It is located at Balquhidder Church (web site – http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/balquhidder/balquhidderchurch/index.html). As you enter the village of Balquhidder ChurchBalquhidder from the east, a spur of road to your right leads to the village kirkyard. Here you find Balquhidder’s Parish Church, the ruins of the Old Church it replaced, and the grave of Rob Roy MacGregor. Alongside him lie his wife and two of their sons.
I only became aware of Rob Roy when I saw a movie with Liam Neeson playing the lead role. The church is very interesting and it was open even though no one was about. The grave is well marked as you can see from the picture. This is a good link regarding the history of Rob Roy – http://www.scotlandinaweek.com/rob-roy.html
librarytearoomVisited the Library Tea Room for some late morning tea (or possibly lunch). Gosh it was so small that I had difficulty just getting in and out of the chair to place an order. Sandra always orders soup. I am not a soup person but I remember being hungry and the food hit the right spot. Being in a cold climate must make you hungry all the time.