Welcome to Appin of Yesteryear - restoring past times to the present day

"The restrained wilderness of Appin where nature has distributed with a bountiful hand, everything that is calculated to form a truly Highland scene."
Rev. Ian Carmichael

0562

St. Moluag Arrives in Lismore...
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1468

Battle of Stalc, Portnacroish...
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1547

Appin men fight at the Battle of Pinkie
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1631

An extra storey is built on Castle Stalker.
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1641

Annat Church is built.
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1645

Marquis of Montrose and his Royalist Highland army camp in Appin.
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1692

The Glencoe Massacre
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1738

Airds House is built
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1746

The Battle of Culloden
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1752

Colin Campbell of Glenure is murdered.
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1752

On 8th November James Stewart (James of the Glen) is hung, at Ballachulish.
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1754

The skeletal remains of James Stewart finally fall from the gibbet.
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1765

Appin Estate is sold by Dugald Stewart to Seton of Touch
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1775

The Jupiter of Larne sails out of Portnacroich bound for North Carolina.
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1790

The first post office in Appin
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1790

The population of Lismore and Appin 2405. New roadways were built (read more).
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1803

Dorothy Wordsworth visits Appin
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1809

Portnacroish Church is built
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1814

Sir Walter Scott visits Appin.
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1840

Mail is delivered every day
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1840

The roof falls in on Castle Stalker
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1889

Annat Church is no longer used and the roof is removed. Work starts on the new Parish Church.
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1899

Robert MacFie of Airds dies
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1903

The Ballachulish Railway Branch opens.
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1904

Sager Bhuidhe Lighthouse was built.
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1906

The Culloden memorial is erected at Annat Church.
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1914

Appins first casualty during The Great War.
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1926

Rev Duncan Ross dies at Dalnashian, Port Appin.
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1926

Lorn View Cottage, at Druimnamon, was set on fire. Known today as the Burnt House (at the roadside, near Achnacone)
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1936

Appin Police Station is built.
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1942

Appin's only casualty during World War 2
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1945

Lt-Colonel A. K. Stewart of Achnacone dies.
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1948

Rev. Kenneth MacMillan becomes minister of Appin Parish Church.
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1948

Port Appin Hall opens.
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1952

Appin Station Hotel caught fire.
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1952

The Jubilee Bridge is rebuilt, over the tidal waters of Loch Laich.
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1957

Electricity is brought to Appin.
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1962

Blacks Garage and joiners workshop, at Tynribbie, closes.
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1966

The Ballachulish Branch closes.
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1975

The old Appin school closes, with Port Appin School and Fasnacloich school. The new Strath od Appin Primary School opens
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1983

Christine King, the headmistress of Strath of Appin School, retires.
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1995

The new Appin Village Hall is built.
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The Appin Banner

This rare Jacobite colour, or flag, was carried by the Appin Stewart Regiment at the Battle of Culloden, a battle…


WW1
WW2

Those Who Fell, WW2 1939-1945

Casualty Details Name: MAITLAND, IAN Initials: I Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Lieutenant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)…

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The Red Book of Appin

Poem about the Red Book of Appin IT’S a far, far cry to Appin, But worth your while to go…

Life’s Journey

There is many a tumble on life’s long road There is many a weary mile Where your burden is heavy…

Appin

Oh to be a teenager And walk the Appin ways To see again the moonbeams Light up the castle walls…

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Port Appin Hall 1948

Port Appin Hall, 1948. Originally in use at Glenetive and transported down to Port Appin, by the late Johnny MacColl, Achosrigan, on his coal lorry.…