A most ancient place

I have recently come across this account of the ancient history of Drumdruills, which in my grandfather’s time was a fruit orchard.

The etymology of Drumdruills is still being revealed, but this account [from the Strathearn Herald, 19 December 1903] takes Drumdruills back to a schoolteacher called Macbeth Rex. This was the early years of the 13th century and Drumdruills was then known as Drumendufleis. It was the property of the Bishop of Dunblane:

Drumdruills has always been a special place for me. I have such fond memories of visiting my grandfather there:

This film tries to capture some of the Drumdrullian wonder that will never leave me:

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