St Fillan's Church, Struan, Blair Atholl

Grid reference

NN 808 653 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

280800 765300







Nearby places

Struan, former parish, Blair Atholl (0 miles)

St Fillan's Well, Struan, Blair Atholl (0.09 miles)

Aldcharmaig, setttlement, Dunkeld (3.6 miles)

Allt Charmaig, burn, DKD/Blair Atholl (3.65 miles)

Blair Atholl, parish (3.72 miles)

Object Classification




The name on early OS maps, St Rowan's Church, is completely misleading. It probably arises from someone misunderstanding the name Struan as containing 'St Rowan'. It should be ignored, except as a dire warning against the careless use of place-names! 150 m to the west is Tom an Tigh Mhoir, the site of a motte. Anderson, Scotland in Early Christian Times, (1881) 183: ‘The bell of Struan, in Athole, locally known as Buidhean, which is now preserved in the House of Lude, is also of iron coated with bronze, and riveted. ... was actually used as the church bell till about 1828, when the late Mr M’Inroy of Lude gave the congregation a new bell, and received the old one in exchange. The church seems to have been dedicated to St Fillan of Strathfillan, as there was a fair held in the parish on his day called Feile Fheolain.' The bells is now in Perth Museum and Art Gallery, accession number 3-1939) According to Anderson, Scotland in Early Christian Times, 1881, 193: St Fillan’s Well in Struan.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Blair Atholl, parish

Within Struan, former parish, Blair Atholl (formerly)