Moirlanich Longhouse

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Moirlanich Longhouse


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National Trust for Scotland
Morlanich Longhouse 2004.jpg
Grid reference: NN562341
Location: 56°28’39"N, 4°20’10"W

Moirlanich Longhouse is a rare example of a cruck frame Scottish cottage. It stands in Glen Lochay near Killin in Perthshire.

The cottage is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to visitors, from May to September, Sundays and Wednesdays, 2.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Removal of the corrugated roof during a recent renovation revealed the remains of the roof and analysis of this has added significantly to our knowledge of thatching in the Highlands in the period the house was built.[1]

The roof

Excavation of the thatch
Excavated section through the roof
The Longhouse

Outside links


  1. Holden, T G 2012 Moirlanich Longhouse, Killin: Changing techniques in thatching. Vernacular Building 35, 39-47.