by Hugh DP MacArthur FSA Scot
The name of MacArthur has been popular on both sides of Loch Tay for many, many centuries. Indeed, the oldest known line of male MacArthur descent is from Patrick McArtair born in Killin around 1615. His descendants (my ancestors) were born (or registered) in Kenmore and on Loch Tay farms such as Balnasuim (1694) and Calilachan (1789). My father, Francis McArthur, was born in Crieff, Perthshire in 1924.