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  • #36510
    ,JocelynSea
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    Hello to all the lovely people in Killin! What a great site, especially the web cam and the forums. I live on the Oregon Coast, am taking care of my elderly mother (I’m no spring chicken myself!) and travel is not in the cards for me right now. So I explore places I want to visit by computer. I am a MacLaren, and have fallen in love with the Killin area. It reminds me so much of the Seattle area, my childhood home, and the northern regions of Idaho, especially Priest Lake. Freshwater lakes, inland seas, mountains and forests that edge the lakes and rivers. Will you help a frustrated explorer learn about your village and surrounding areas? I have so many questions! What is the large white building on the web cam? Are your evergreen trees mostly pine, spruce or fir? Did I see madronas? My grandfather was a commercial salmon fisherman, so I would like to know what kinds of salmon are caught there. I hope to hear from you. Thanks! Jocelyn

    #37604
    ,Alistair Ferguson
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    The Maclarens are also well associated with a neighbouring Glen and the village of Balquhidder if you do a search for the village and MacLaren it should lead you to more information. The lochearnhead games also has the Glan gathering there each year as well as a meeting in the glen
    http://www.lochearnheadhighlandgames.co.uk/history.html

    #37605
    ,JocelynSea
    Participant

    Thanks for the info, Alistair. I’ve looked a bit into Balquhidder, but I can see from your reply that I have a lot more research to do. Once family obligations settle down, I would love to see the games and attend the MacLaren Clan gathering.
    On a side note, can you tell me what the large white building is that’s on the Killin web cam? I’ve Google Earth-ed it, and can’t find a name anywhere. It’s driving me crazy! I’ve taken some lovely jaunts around Killin via Google Earth. Im getting to know my way around faily well considering that I’m in Oregon. Thanks Again, Alistair. Cheers! Jocelyn

    #37603
    ,Mags Campbell
    Participant

    The large white building on the webcam is a house called Lochleven. You are seeing the veranda on the front on the house

    #37606
    ,JocelynSea
    Participant

    Hey Mags! Thanks for the info. Big, beautiful house, isn’t it. I love windows. My Best, Jocelyn

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