one of the prettiest villages in all Scotland!
On the shores of Loch Earn and a centre for sailing, diving and water skiing.
known also as the "shaky toun" due to its location on the Highland Fault!
the ancient capital of Strathearn and steeped in history.
St Fillans ...
a tranquil village on the shores of Loch Earn
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he name of the village appears in the Charters of Inchaffray in 1208 as Foglais,
indicating its derivation from the old Celtic foghlais (meaning 'burn').
Another explanation of the name can be found in the three leaves carved on the old church archway. Legend insists that three French brothers settled in Scotland: one at Fowlis Wester, one at Fowlis Easter (near Dundee) and one at Fowlis in Ross-shire. Fowlis in this case held to be a corruption of the French feuilles (leaves).
Whatever the origin, this tiny Perthshire village maintains an air of timeless serenity. "Fowlis" is pronounced "Fowls" and "Wester" simply means "western".
This extremely pictureque part of Perthshire will no doubt tempt you to stay a while. Our accommodation section offers a selection of quality hotels, guest houses and inns from where you can explore the area at your leisure.
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