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Ochil Hills Ochil Hills
Ochil Hills
Ochil Hills
Ochil Hills
Ochil Hills
Ochil Hills
Sir James Alexander
Robert France Esqr.
Mr. Thomas Maxwell
Mr. James McEwen
Rev. [Reverend] R. J. Johnstone
Statistical Account
010.07 ; 010.08 A mountain range extending in a north-easterly direction from Bridge of Allan to Abernethy on the river Tay about twentyfour miles in length. The small portion of the range of the Ochils in the Stirlingshire part of this parish is not prominent. The highest point (White Hill) being about 400f [feet] above the level of the sea. The southeastern side of this chain of hills is steep and precipitous throughout its whole length; to the north-west it falls off with a gentle slope.
From the Forth to the foot of the Ochil hills, the country is a dead level, of rich and highly cultivated carse ground, presenting a remarkable and pleasing contrast with this bold and almost perpendicular range of hills, rising suddenly from the plain to the height of 2500 feet. In the parish of Logie, the Ochils are almost entirely destitute of wood, except in the immediate vicinity of Airthrey Castle; but their lofty and precipitous front, stretching in one long unbroken chain from west to east, clothed with rich pasture interrupted by rugged precipices and bare rocks, presents to the eye one of the most picturesque and beautiful mountain ranges to be found in Scotland. The most remarkable peak in this parish is Demyat, well known to the tourist as commanding one of the most extensive and finely diversified views in the kingdom. From its summit, the Forth, the chief of Scottish rivers, may be traced almost from its source in Loch Ard, as far as the German Ocean. Edinburgh is distinctly seen, and it is even said that the coast of Ireland is sometimes visible. The well known windings of the Forth, and the more humble, but hardly less picturesque meanderings of the Devon, "Stirling's ancient tower and town", the ruins of Cambuskenneth Abbey, and the beautiful domain of Airthrey Castle, form the most striking objects in the immediate foreground, while the view on the north and west, bounded by the lofty summits of the Grampians, extends on the south as far as the hills of Peebles-shire.
Statistical Account

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