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Friday, January 05, 2007

Little Dunkeld

There are some interesting tombstones in Little Dunkeld churchyard. The plain weather-beaten stone, with white marble face, marks the last resting place of Niel Gow, Scotland’s famous exponent on the fiddle of reels and Strathspeys. It is being renovated and re-touched. Another violinist interred there is Charles McIntosh of Inver, noted as the Perthshire Naturalist. He died in 1922, and in 1924 a handsome stone cut out in Aberdeen granite from a special design by Mr. Thomas. MacLaren, Burgh Surveyor, Perth, was erected over his grave in the churchyard (by public subscription). The long ministry of the Rev. J. S. Mackenzie, who died in 1918, is recorded on his family tombstone, the jubilee being celebrated in the parish a number of years before, and in this churchyard also is buried the Rev. John MacAinsh, B.D. of Strathbraan UF. Church, who died in 1925, after forty years of service.

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