Glenlyon History Society

Comann Eachdraidh Ghleann Lìomhann

The Glenlyon HS, Scotland, is run by local residents of Glenlyon (map) with an interest in the local history of the glen.


Looking east from slightly above Letrye.Letrye is situated an a small hollow on the south bank of the Lyon. It is connected by a boggy and now irregular footpath to the east which leads to Blackcroft. Travelling west the next settlement is Dericambus.

There are remains of a small number of building and some enclosures. The photograph shows the ruins from above and to the west and looks east towards Chesthill in the distance on the north bank.

Unlike Blackcroft this settlement is not named on the modern map and is harder to reach as there are no nearby bridges.

This settlement is next to a small hill stream which would have provided clean water. The sites situation in a hollow of the hill also makes it very sheltered in wild and windy conditions.

It does not have any flat land nearby so cultivation of any crops would seem to have been difficult.

The site can be reached by following the directions to Blackcroft and then continuing westwards over the Roman bridge. There are a number of gates and it is critically important that any gates are left secured to prevent livestock escape or deer access.


Glenlyon HS Membership

The Society endeavours to meet three times a year. For meeting details see the bulletin board.