The Falls of Dochart are spectacular and with the island are a popular visitor attraction in Killin. The island itself is of great antiquity. The centre of the island is the site of two substantial forts of late prehistoric (Iron Age) date. It is still possible to discern their foundations beneath the ground. They are scheduled as ancient monuments. The western end of the island is also scheduled as a “site of special scientific interest” because of geomorphological features.
The pillars and the entrance wall and arches, together with the burial enclosure are “listed” as being of historic interest (category B) by Historic Scotland.
The Chief gifted Inchbuie to the Macnab Memorial Trust in 1987, in the hope that ownership would remain in Macnab hands for the benefit of the Clan in perpetuity.
The book “An Outline of the History of Clan Macnab and its lands”, published by the Trust, contains a full description of Inchbuie and its history with details of the graves at the eastern end of the island. Proceeds of sales of the book help in the upkeep of the island.
Keys to the gate leading on to the island are now held in the village library.
Find out more about the Clan Macnab on their website at
Killin is only a short drive from any of our self-catering holiday cottages and if you are planning a holiday here why not visit Killin and see the famous Falls of Dochart and the ancient burial ground of Clan Macnab while you are here in central Scotland.