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Brig o' Turk

Brig o' Turk
Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Drochaid

Brig o' Turk from Glen Finglass Forest
Brig o' Turk is located in Stirling
Brig o' Turk
 Brig o' Turk shown within the Stirling council area
OS grid reference
Civil parish Callander
Council area Stirling
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district FK17
Dialling code 01877
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Stirling
Scottish Parliament Stirling
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Brig o' Turk or (Ceann Drochaid in Gaelic) is a small rural community in the Trossachs, a range of hills in Stirling, Scotland. Its name is derived from the Gaelic Torc meaning wild boar.


  • Features 1
    • Trossachs Parish Church 1.1
  • History 2
    • Jacobite insurgency 2.1
    • Ruskin 2.2
  • Community 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Brig o' Turk has a rare 1930's wooden tea room, which featured in the 1959 re-make of The Thirty-nine Steps.[1] Brig o' Turk also features a village hall which hosts many craft fairs, dances and other events, a small primary school (Trossachs Primary of 1875)[2] serving the village and the surrounding areas, a small post office (located in someone's house) and a pub-restaurant, called The Byre Inn, which is made to look like the cow barn attached to the large neighbouring house, Dundarroch.

Trossachs Parish Church

The Church of Scotland parish church, called the Trossachs Parish Church, is located to the west of the village overlooking Loch Achray. It was built in 1849 in the early Gothic style, to cater for tourists visiting the area. It contains a memorial plaque to Major-General David Limond C.B. (1831-1895), a veteran of the Siege of Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny. The church, together with the graveyard and boundary wall, is a Category C(S) listed building.[3]


Jacobite insurgency

In 1708, Brig o' Turk was the venue for a gathering of prominent Jacobite lairds in support of the expected invasion by James Stuart, the "Old Pretender". In the event, the commander of the French fleet of 30 ships carrying James's 6,000 strong force withdrew rather than risk an action with the Royal Navy; however, the gathering later was used as evidence of treason against the participants.[4]


In the mid nineteenth century the village was the location of a famous Victorian love triangle involving John Ruskin, his wife Effie Gray, and protégé John Everett Millais.


There are a number of community groups based in the area such as the Trossachs Welfare association, Trossachs Community Council and Trossachs Community Trust.


  1. ^ Nigel Richardson (2009-04-04). "Fifty of Britain's best-kept secrets". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Trossachs Primary School
  3. ^ "Brig O'Turk Trossachs Parish Church Including Graveyard, Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Railings, Callander". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, John Oswald (1905). Old Glasgow essays. Glasgow: J Maclehose. p. 87. 

External links

  • for Brig o' Turk
  • Brig o' Turk on "Destination Loch Lomond"
  • Brig o' Turk on "Trossachs" website

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