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The Antiquities of Fortingall

The village of Fortingall lies in Highland Perthshire in Glen Lyon. This small place stands in the sequestered mountain vale on the lower part of the Lyon River, about 10 miles west of Aberfeldy. Fortingall is the historic center of one of Scotland’s largest civil parishes. Its Gaelic name is Fartairchill, which may be translated as something like: “Escarpment Church”, i.e., “church at the foot of an escarpment or steep slope.” Many archaeological remains have been discovered in the vicinity of the village, testifying to its antiquity.

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