Event – The Sangs o’ Sheriffmuir an’ the ’15’


Organised and Performed by Paraig MacNeil

300 years ago this year, and on the eve of the Battle of Sheriffmuir, the Highland officers of the 1715 Jacobite Rising were billeted in the old mill of Kinbuck by the Allan Water, in preparation for the Jacobite army to pass through, under the command of the Earl of Mar, to engage the forces of the Duke of Argyll on Sheriffmuir.

From this turbulent time period many songs have survived, in all of Scotland languages.


Come and hear 10 songs performed by local bard/sangster: Paraig MacNeil 

At The Centre, (old school), Kinbuck, Dunblane FK15 0NQ
On: Friday evening 21st August, 2015: 7 for 7:30 – 9.30pm 

with break for refreshments/Q’s & A’s

Donation (minimum) at the door: £2 (disabled access) 

Come and join in with Scots sing-alongs from Hogg’s Jacobite Relics :

Will Ye Go to SheriffmuirUp an’ Waur them a’ WillieA Race at Sheriff-muir

Lady Keith’s Lament

Traditional/HoggTraditional/HoggBy: Murdoch MacLennan of Crathie


Donald MacgillavryThe Battle of Sheriff-moor By: James HoggBarclay/Burns (Musical Museum)

Listen to Gaelic Songs:

The Song of the Highland ClansLament to ClanranaldI am asleep, do not waken we

The Men of Breadalbane

By: John MacDonald of EiggBy: John MacDonald of EiggBy: Sileas MacDonnell of Keppoch

By: MacIvor of Glenlyon

Showcasing part of chapter & phase III of: 

The Bards o’ Allan Water anthology & community project, 2015,

funded by the National Lottery,

Braco Show This Weekend

braco-showThis weekend is the annual Braco Show.  A great day out for local families.

The Ardoch Agricultural Society has the objective of promoting agriculture and the countryside to the community and as such this year has events including…

Cattle & Sheep ~ Goats ~ Heavy Horses ~ Ridden Clydesdales ~ Light Horses & Ponies ~ Industrial Tent

Dog Show ~ Grand Parade of Livestock ~ Vintage Machinery ~ Fancy Dress ~ Pipe Band
Highland Dancing
~ Young Farmers Entertainment ~ Children’s Games

Champion of Champions  ~ Light Horse In Hand Champion

Pygmy Goat Classes! ~ Pet Fancy Dress!

There are also

Catering Facilities & Bar on the Showground ~ Tradestands ~ Children’s Rides

Bus Changes

Hunter's Executive CoachesI know that many villagers have been concerned that the C48 bus that passes through Kinbuck might cease to run in mid-June when Wave stop operating the service but I am pleased to report that the Stirling Council web site confirms that

As from Monday 15 June 2015, Hunter’s Executive Coaches Ltd. will take over operation from WAVE Ltd.

A new timetable has been published and is available here.

From my first reading of the timetable I think the route has been altered and the number of service reduced which is regrettable but at least we still have some form of a bus from Kinbuck to Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Stirling.