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is a village situated in rural Perthshire
Perthshire, officially the County of Perth , is a registration county in central Scotland. It extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south...
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the...
. It lies on the banks of Loch Tay
Loch Tay is a freshwater loch in the central highlands of Scotland, in the district of Perthshire.It is a long narrow loch of around 14 miles long, and typically around 1 to 1½ miles wide, following the line of the valley from the south west to north east...
and at the foot of Ben Lawers
Ben Lawers is one of the highest mountains in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands. It lies to the north side of Loch Tay, and is the highest point of a long ridge that includes seven Munros. Ben Lawers was long thought to be over 4,000 ft in height; accurate measurement in the 1870s...
. It was once part of a vibrant farming industry in the area.
The Lady of Lawers
The Lady of Lawers was a Scottish soothsayer from the late 17th century.Around 1640, John Stewart, second son of Laird Duncan Stewart 5th of Appin, took for his wife a daughter of Sir James Campbell, Sheriff of Perthshire. Her Christian name was Mary Campbell, but she was always referred to as...
lived most of her adult life there, and is buried in the old village ruins.