Balquhidder and Lochearn Area Links


Balquhidder Glen History – an extensive history of the glen of Balquhidder.  Take time to look all around this site.  There is a lot of information here.


Balquhidder Church History – This site includes a history of the Balquhidder church.  The links are not very obvious though, so be careful you don’t miss any valuable information while you’re visiting this site.


Balquhidder Marriages – this site is skewed for MacGregors, but Stewart researchers will find it helpful


Kilmadock Church History – Some of our very early Stewart ancestors attended this church before Balquhidder


Stewarts of Ardvorlich – This is a published genealogy of the ancestors and descendants of Alexander Stewart, the first Lord of Ardvorlich.  I cannot verify the accuracy of it, but it agrees with my data.


Stewarts of Ardvorlich – Historical overview


Legend of Montrose Introduction – A transcript of the introduction to Sir Walter Scott’s book, A Legend of Montrose, which is a historical fiction in part about the family of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich.  The introduction contains some valuable information on the first two generations of the Ardvorlichs, especially James Baeg Stewart and the murder of Lord Kilpont.  It also provides part of the connection to the line of cousins in Dalveich.  Includes a partial descendant tree for James Baeg Stewart.


Landed Families of StrathearnLochearn straddles the boundary between Balquhidder and Comrie Parishes.  Many of the Balquhidder Stewarts, especially the Ardvorlichs, had connections with Comrie and Strathearn families.


Strathearn – More information on adjoining Strathearn.


St. Fillans – information on the small town of St. Fillans on the east end of Lochearn, where at least my Stewart family lived just before immigrating to Canada.


Gartnafuaran Holiday Cottage - For a secluded self-catering holiday in the Trossachs region of Scotland, Gartnafuaran Farm Cottage offers accommodation on a small working farm.  The farm is set in 130 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside, with two miles of trout river, and magnificent views in every direction.  The cottage, farmhouse and outbuildings pre-date 1726, when according to records the deeds were lost in a fire.


Ardell Morton – Scottish Landscape Artist. Traditional oil paintings and prints of Scottish Highland castles, landscapes, mountains, lochs and glens.


Other Stewart Links


Ancestors of Robert the Bruce – Robert the Bruce was the maternal grandfather of King Robert II, the first of the Stewart kings.  This site includes both historical and legendary ancestors.


Clan Stewart at Electric Scotland – this site contains a wealth of information on the Stewart name in general, not just the Balquhidder Stewarts.


Stewart Society – self-explanatory


Indexes of the Stewart Clan Magazine


History of the Stewart Kings – this site is hosted by the British government.


Other Perthshire Links


Perthshire, Scotland – General information on Perthshire including a special section on Stewart families.  Spend some time looking around this site.  There’s a lot here.


Perthshire by GENUKI Scotland – a wealth of valuable information on Perthshire


Parishes of Perthshire – just a listing of all the parishes in Perthshire and their dates


Heartlander – current information on Highland Perthshire.  Also the host site for the invaluable census of Perthshire Stewarts from 1820 (elsewhere listed on this link page)


RootswebPerthshire – Discussion forum for Perthshire genealogy research.  More links here too.


Historic Cowane's Hospital – This is a project designed to be of service to the people of Stirlingshire , Clackmannanshire , and the southern part of Perthshire and to families having ancestral links with those areas.


Other Scottish Links


Scottish History – a very comprehensive site covering the history of Scotland.  Click on “Timeline” to find all the information.  Useful for setting relatives lives in historical context.


ScotsOrigins – not what it used to be, but still worth the visit.


Cindy’s List – Scotland


Statistical Accounts of Scotland – don’t be put off by the log-in requirements, this is a free site!  It contains a transcript of the 19th century Statistical accounts for all of Scotland.  Read the Perthshire section – it’s invaluable for setting your ancestors into their historical context.


Gaelic Dictionary – having trouble understanding some of those Gaelic names and words you come across?  This site might help.


Perthshire Heritage – Founded in 2002, Perthshire Heritage is committed to the publishing of high quality works on all aspects of the history of Perthshire.


Stewart Links by Laura Stewart Civey – Various Stewart research links.


Comrie-MacGregor, Gordon A.. The Landed Families of Perthshire. Vol. I The Earldom of Strathearn. Web Site to order:


Stewart, James. The Settlements of Western Perthshire-Land and Society North of the Highland Line (1480-1851.) The Pentland Press Ltd. Edinburgh, 1990.

This book is an excellent resource for anyone researching or studying the western corner of the Highlands in Perthshire, Scotland. The book is the result of ten years of research by the author of the areas of Loch Lubnaig, Strathyre, Balquhidder, Loch Voil, and the western end of Loch Earn. Although it is not a genealogy resource as such, it does provide numerous records of families that lived and worked in the area back into medieval times. It has helped me immensely in my research of my Stewarts of Ledcreich and Balquhidder. Since Pentland Press, Ltd. went out of business, the remaining copies of the book are in the author's possession. It may be ordered by e-mailing James Stewart at or writing to him at the following address:

'Bron Heli' 1 Bryn Eithin,
LL47 6YF