Moirlanich Longhouse

Stirling | Killin | Historic building | ★★

[Moirlanich Longhouse]

This red-roofed building in remote Glen Lochay is a rare survivor from another era. Longhouses were traditional Scottish rural homes, usually with family quarters at one end of the narrow building and a cattle byre at the other, only separated by a wooden partition. The last inhabitant only moved out of here in 1968, and the living space in particular is largely unchanged, right down to the box beds, hinging lum (hanging chimney) and layers upon layers of successive wallpaper patterns. A fascinating snapshot of the past, and well worth the modest entry fee.

[Moirlanich Longhouse]

Location & info

📌 Moirlanich Longhouse ★★
By minor road 1 mi north of Killin, G.R.: NN 562341 ///strictest.types.profile
❌ No public transport within 1 mi. There's a bus to Killin (1.5 mi) | 🚗 Car park
Open Easter Sunday plus Wednesday & Sunday, May to September, afternoons only | £3.50 adult / £2.50 child / free for National Trust for Scotland members

[Decades of wallpaper layers!]

[Hinging lum around the fireplace]

[Moirlanich Longhouse]

[Box beds]

[Box bed]

[Moirlanich Longhouse]

[Wooden partition between the living space and cattle byre]

[Cruck frame]



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