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Inverarnan Canal

Canal (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverarnan Canal

Classification Canal (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Glen Falloch; River Falloch; Loch Lomond; Allt Arnan

Canmore ID 123424

Site Number NN31NW 13

NGR NN 3188 1800

NGR Description From NN 3184 1776 to NN 3188 1816

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Killin
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN31NW 13 3184 1776 to 3187 1824

This, the only canal constructed in Breadalbane, was a quarter-mile (400m) branch from the River Falloch to a large basin near the coaching-inn [Inverarnan Hotel: NN31NW 14] at Inverarnan. The canal, which is still in existence, made it possible for Loch Lomond steamers to penetrate 2 miles (3.2 km) beyond the head of the loch. There were no locks.

J Lindsay 1958.

The 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Perthshire 1867, sheet ci) notes Canal [NAT] and indicates a near-straight length of canal running from N to S between the sinuous course of the Allt Arnan (to the W) and the straighter River Falloch (to the E). What has evidently been a basin is depicted at the N end of the canal and has apparently been fed by a lade or channel from the Allt Arnan. [The OS Name Book for Killin parish does not survive].

Information from RCAHMS (AKK, RJCM), 28 November 1997.


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