In the southern region of Perthshire you will find Doune, a small burgh near the River Teith. Doune was first made a burgh in the 16th century and it was then that it became well known for its cotton industry and for the pistols it produced. Today those two industries are a thing of the past.
The name Doune Castle comes from dun, meaning fortified town. It lies between a tributary burn and the Teith River and is defended on three sides by the ground sloping steeply down to the rivers. The approach from the north is defended by earthworks. Doune Castle was built at the end of the 14th Century for Robert Stewart, the first Duke of Albany, the Regent of Scotland. His son, Murdoch, ...
Stirling is the ideal place to get caught up in the history of Scotland. Not only do tales of historical figures abound here, but the magnificent castle of Stirling rises up against the skyline ready to captivate the imagination. The city of Stirling has a rich history - most of which started around 800 years ago when a little town in the area first received the name of Stirling.