Monday, 31 March 2014

The Trossachs and Central Perthshire - Monday map

Map postcards of central Scotland, an area where I once lived.  The two maps overlap so I tried to demonstrate, with limited success.

On the card showing the Trossachs you can see the River Forth, at the bottom right, which flows through to Edinburgh.  It starts from Loch Ard, slightly below the centre of the card, then winds its way to Stirling where it widens into the estuary called the Firth of Forth.  Until 1936 the bridge at Stirling was the easternmost crossing of the river.

Other places of note are Loch Lomond, and Gleneagles of golfing fame just makes an appearance on the far right of the Trossachs card.  If you know the song, "Road to the Isles", you may also spot the places mentioned in the line, "Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go".
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