• The historic Longhouse near Killin
    The historic Longhouse near Killin© Penny van Millingen
  • The parlour kept for entertaining the minister and the landlord.
    The parlour kept for entertaining the minister and the landlord.© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Evidence of the Longhouse is first recorded in 1745
    Evidence of the Longhouse is first recorded in 1745© Penny van Millingen
  • The interpretation display hut
    The interpretation display hut © The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Longhouse Kitchen
    The Longhouse Kitchen© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Longhouse is a fascinating insight into Scottish history and heritage.
    The Longhouse is a fascinating insight into Scottish history and heritage.© Penny van Millingen
  • Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Glen Lochay
    Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Glen Lochay© Penny van Millingen

This beautifully conserved dwelling and byre in Glen Lochay, near Killin, offers a unique insight into rural life in 19th-century and early 20th century Scotland. There are 5 jointed and pegged cruck couples, two of which can be viewed easily in the byre end of the house. The roof was originally thatched but this was raked back in the 1940s and covered with corrugated tin.

Practically unchanged since it was last lived in, this historic cruck-framed cottage still has many of its original features, including a 'hingin' lum', Scotch dresser and box beds. There are also surviving layers of early 20th century wallpaper, some of which have been separated and displayed.

Some of the contents of the house are original, and others were chosen for authenticity, based on archaeological evidence and the personal recollections of people who knew the Robertson family that lived here until 1968.

As well as the Longhouse itself, you can also see an exhibition in the Display Hut next door that contains examples of clothes found in the house, some archaeological finds, and information, documents and photographs on the building's history and restoration. The Display Hut was previously a tool store for the farm.


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Opening times & Prices

23 Nov
  • Longhouse: Closed
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £3.50
  • Family: £9.00
  • 1 Parent: £7.00
  • Concession: £2.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 3 Star

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