Friday, 4 July 2008

Shanet Roy Ancestry Tour of Scotland

Shanet Roy Ancestry Tour of Scotland.

Beneath this stane lies Shanet Roy,
Shon Roy's reputed mother;
In all her life this Shon Roy
She never had another.

'Tis here or hereabouts, they say,
The place no one can tell;
But when she'll rise at the last day,
She'll ken the stane hersel'.

Balquhidder Graveyard, near the grave of Rob Roy Macgregor. The present Balquhidder Parish Church, is of 19th century date. As well as the slab attributed to St. Angus, the ancient, primitive font, probably of early medieval origin, is preserved in this building. There is a display on the history of Balquhidder in the church, which is open to the public during the summer. Rob Roy Macgregor and his family are buried in the old Kirkyard, as are many from Clan MacLaren who acquired the district in the 9th century and occupied it for several hundred years until ousted by the MacGregors.

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