Perth and Kinross

A village in a large parish of the same name in Highland Perth and Kinross, Logierait lies at the confluence of the Tay and Tummel rivers, due west of Ballinluig. There are Pictish crosses in the parish church and churchyard and nearby are a memorial to the 6th Duke of Atholl built to a design by Robert Rowand Anderson in 1866 and a former railway viaduct by Joseph Mitchell (1865). Cuil-an-Daraich, a former poorhouse built in 1864 was for a time a museum of childhood and is now a guesthouse. For many years Logierait was seat of justice in the Regality of Atholl, where the Earls and then Duke of Atholl would dispense justice from their courthouse in the village, now the site of the Logierait Inn. In 1717, Rob Roy MacGregor spent a day in prison here before escaping. Adam Ferguson (1723 - 1816), Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh at the height of the Enlightenment, was the son of the minister of Logierait, while philanthropist Daniel Stewart (1741 - 1814) was also born in the parish and left money to open a Free School here in 1819.

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