The Trossachs has a fascinating and rich history. From legends like Rob Roy, Royal Hunting grounds to the birthplace of Scottish Tourism, the Trossachs has it all!

Today the legacy of this past lives on in a variety of ways:

  • The archaeology present across The Great Trossachs Forest
  • The tree forms and habitats tell us how people used to live on, use and manage the land
  • Gaelic place names tell us what was important or distinctive about an area
  • Paintings, poems and novels describe the romance of an era
  • Written historical records help bring some of our local legends to live

Many local authors have documented the history of the area including Robin MacLean and Louis Stott.

If you have an stories of the Trossachs you would like to share please get in touch as we are always interesting in learning more about this fantastic area.

For a whistlestop tour of some of our historic sites, visit:

  • The Garrison, at Inversnaid. The marital home of Rob Roy. Pick up a history leaflet whilst you are there to learn more about the area
  • Old Military Road path runs between Stronachlacher and Inversnaid. You can walk in the footsteps of the soldiers sent north to Scotland to suppress the Jacobite uprising. The ‘General Wade’ military route connected the important garrisons at Ruthven, Fort George, Fort William and Fort Augustus and Inversnaid
  • Brig o’ Turk- historic village famous which has attracted artists for centuries
  • Loch Katrine- the location of the famous poem the ‘Lady of the Lake’ by Sir Walter Scott