A Pilgrimage in the National Park

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Loch Lomond Pilgrimage Centre, LussPlaces with religious associations are sometimes rather overlooked. Of course, ancestor hunters make for kirkyards, but these trips are rather specific, and not really related to a sense of place. A variety of themes link these sites of which architecture may be the most obvious, but above all, whether you are religious or not, they are a significant local asset.

Some Celtic Saints of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

St Angus associated with Balquhidder and Lochearnhead 

St Berach associated with Aberfoyle

St Blane associated with Lochearnhead

St Chug associated with Kilmahog

St Colmoc associated with Inchmahome 

St. Drostan, associated with Craigrostan, 

St Fillan, associated with Glen Dochart and Killin

St Kessog  associated with Callander and with Luss 

St Mo-Laise associated with Aberfoyle 

St Bride’s Chapel, Loch Lubnaig is dedicated to St Brigid of Kildare.

Place names that begin with Kil- (church or burial ground) usually indicate early missionary activities by Celtic saints. Sometimes, as is the case with both Kilmahog and Killin it is not always clear which saint. Annat usually means the site of an abandoned church.