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Loch Earn St Fillans PerthshireSt Fillans lies at the eastern end of Loch Earn, Lochearnhead at the western.

St Fillans was originally known as Port of Lochearn or Meikleport. In 1817 it was renamed St Fillans by Lord Gwydyr, husband of the heiress to the Drummond lands, Clementina Drummond. St Fillans village expanded into the small resort it is today. There are several hotels offering lochside accommodation and views along Loch Earn and the mountains which flank it. St Fillans has a golf course which was first laid out in 1903.

Above the south side of the Loch is Ben Vorlich (985m) a steep sided pyramid shaped peak. This is a popular climb and the views from the top are spectacular.

To the east of the village lies the remains of the ancient 7thC Pictish fort of Dundurn on top of a craggy step sided hill. Around the hilltop are a series of ruined walls enclosing a fortified area of 5000 sqr metres. the fort is mentioned in the Annals of Ulster being besieged in 683AD. Nearby Allt Ghoinean burn is claimed to be Monan in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake.

There is a large hydro-electric power station in St Fillans, fed from a dam at Loch Lednock high above the village. You would be forgiven for missing the station though, it is underground and was hewn out of solid rock.

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