Historical Timeline 562 – 2004

St. Moluag Arrives in Lismore

Battle of Stalc, Portnacroish

Duncan Stewart 2nd of Appin murdered at Duart Castle

Appin men fight at the Battle of the Pinkie

Extra floor added to Stalker Castle

Annat Church built. (Eaglaisur, The New Church).

Marquis of Montrose and his Royalist Highlanders camp in Appin

13th February, The Glencoe Massacre

Airds House built by Donald Campbell 5th of Airds

16th April, The Appin Regiment fight at the Battle of Culloden

14th May, Colin Campbell of Glenure is murdered. 8th November, James Stewart hung at Ballachulish

James Stewart’s skeletal remains fall from the gallows

Population of Appin and Lismore 2812

Appin estate is sold by Dugald Stewart to Mr Hugh Seton of Touch for the…

The ‘Jupiter of Larne’ sails out of Appin with families emigrating to North Carolina

Glen Creran road built

Appin population 2405. Strath of Appin road built to Kingshouse built. Appin’s first post office…

Direct male line of Chief’s of Appin becomes extinct

Dorothy Wandsworth visits Appin (tour of the Highlands)

Portnacroish Church built

Sir Walter Scott visits Appin and stays at Invernahyle

Portnacroish Church consecrated

Lismore Lighthouse on Eilean Musdile is built

March, Sir John Campbell buys Airds Estate

Mail received daily (instead of three times per week). Stalker Castle becomes roofless

The United Free Church is built (todays Kilmoluag)

Airds House bought by Robert MacFie, 3rd of Langhouse for £26,000 Population: Appin and Lismore…

Dalnashean, Barriemore and Drumneil are built by Robert MacFie of Airds for his sister ‘in’…

Glencreran Church built

The new Appin Parish Church is built

South Ballachulish and Glencoe parish dis-joined from Appin and Lismore. Annat Church becomes disused

Robert MacFie of Airds dies

Population of Appin and Lismore 3707

21st August. The Ballachulish Railway line opens Yew tree is planted at Appin Parish Church…

Port Appin lighthouse, Sgeir Bhuidhe is built

The Castle is regained from the Campbells by Charles Stewart of Achara

Col. William MacFie sells Airds Estate (including Drumneil House) for £25,000. The asking price was…

25th August, Appin’s first fatality of ‘The Great War’

Rev. Duncan Ross dies at Dalnashean Lorn View Cottage was set on fire. Known today…

D.H. Maclaren becomes new tenant for Appin Hotel

Appin Police Station built

28th August, Appin’s only fatality of WW2. Flight Lieutenant Ian Maintland

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

Population of Lismore 206

Port Appin Hall built Rev. Kenneth MacMillan becomes minister of Appin Parish Church

Appin Station Hotel goes on fire

The second Jubilee Bridge built

Chief Allan Winslow Stewart, 15th of Appin, 10th of Ardshiel, and of Lorn dies

Electricity brought to Appin

John Black & Sons at Tynribbie, becomes Gunn’s Garage (Image Christopher Barker Flickr)

28th March, The Ballachulish line closes

Strath of AppinPrimary School opens. Fasnacloich, Appin and Port Appin schools close

Rev. Kenneth MacMillan retires as minister of Appin

Christine King retires as headmistress from Strath of Appin School after nearly 20 years

Glensanda Quarry opens (Image wikipedia Donald MacDonald)

Appin Hall is demolished

The new Appin Hall is rebuilt

The new Creagan Bridge opens for traffic

Appin Volunteer Fire Station opens