Special Places

Sunnybrae Cottage, Pitlochry

Once an inn, it was the scene in 1767 of a tragic accident involving cousins John Stewart of Bonskeid and Donald Stewart of Sheierglass. During a fight, Bonskeid was stabbed by Sheierglass' knife which was being used as cutlery during a meal. It is rumoured that, following the Highland belief that if a murderer could see light under their victims coffin, they would escape punishment, Shierglass hid until the funeral procession passed by, then fled to Holland where he stayed for many years before returning and settling back in Highland Perthshire.

Picture copyright James Allan and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.

Nearest Town: Pitlochry
Nearest Postcode: PH16 5AR

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This entry was added by: Highland Perthshire Limited