Beannach Aonghais, settlement, Balqhuidder

Grid reference

NN 549 207 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

254900 720700

Latitude

56.3564347404017

Longitude

-4.348659353193453

Altitude (metres)

150

Nearby places

Balquhidder, parish (0.88 miles)

Balquhidder, ~eccles. Balquhidder (0.88 miles)

Tom nan Ainil, Balquhidder (0.94 miles)

St Blane's Chapel, Balquhidder (3.3 miles)

Suie, settlement Killin (5.85 miles)

Object Classification

Settlement

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Gow discusses this site as part of the local cult of St Angus, thus: 'At this point it was the custom in the old days for people going westward to show their respect for the saint by repeating "Beannaich Aonghais ann san Aoraidh" (Bleess Angus in the oratory or chapel) at the same time as reverently taking off their bonnets' (Notes in Balquhidder: Saint Angus, Curing Wells, Cup-Marked Stones, etc”, in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries Scotland, volume 21, 1887, 83-8, at 83) Gow also notes the keeping of a fair here, Feill Aonghais, held in April (ibid.).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Balquhidder, parish