|Arndean Estate is the family
home of Lt. Col. Sir Robert Stewart and
situated at the foot of the volcanic Ochil Hills near the
town of Dollar and straddles the border between the
ancient County of Clackmannanshire and the county of
Perth & Kinross with the postal address of Powmill.
The 15th century Castle Campbell sits high above the town
between steep ravines and its tower looks out on one of
Scotland's finest views over the Devon Valley and the
carselands of Stirling. Once known as Castle Gloume, it
was the lowland stronghold of the Dukes of Argyll.
On a clear day, the scene stretches from Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument in the west, along the
winding River Forth to the east. When the mist is
rolling along the foothills, there is a ghostly sense of
timelessness and only the "Burn of Sorrow" can be heard
tumbling over the rocks and high waterfalls through Dollar Glen.
The Ochils were the favourite hunting grounds of the Stewart
monarchs who rode out from Stirling Castle with the rare blue
falcons bred on Craig Leith, the rockface above Alva.
This colourful and fitting backcloth was the location of the 2002 World and European Field Archery Championships.
Kighthood for Lt Col Stewart
LIEUTENANT COLONEL Robert
Stewart being made a Knight Commander of the Victorian
Order, having been one of only two people to hold the
post of lord lieutenant of two counties.
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