I have wandered through the Touch Hills with my friend Ian. From these hills you get a wonderful view of the Forth Valley.
In the old churchyard of St Ninian’s, Stirling, I came across this ancient tombstone:
Apart from the trade symbols and those of mortality, the only inscription on the stone is “ROBERT COLQUOUN – KATHARINE MERCER”
It is my understanding that this refers to the Robert Colquoun of Touch Mill who died in 1798. I have not been able to establish when his wife, Katharine Mercer, died.
The archives seem to have very few details of Robert and Katharine, in fact the only reference that I have been able to find is this one [but it is quite fascinating]:
I find myel’ imagining riding through the TOUCH hills like Don Quixote! Oh to be a romantic!