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The following are web sites on the internet of Celtic history associated with the Monteith name (and derivatives), which you may find interesting. If you know of any which I have missed, please notify me here.

  Read about MENTEITH in the LoveToKnow 1911 Encyclopdia

Battle of Neville's Cross, 1346 - from History of Scotland John Hill Burton, Historiographer-Royal for Scotland - Vol II pages 326-330

Clan Information and Tartan - Tartan of Graham of Menteith.

The Earldom of Menteith - "The Great Historic Families of Scotland" (

Mary Queen of Scots : (1542 - 1587)  ....... Even at the age of 5, in 1547, she was taken to Inchmahome Priory on the larger of three islands in the Lake of Menteith, as a safe haven from the English army..

Kincardine-in-Menteith Cemetery - Kincardine-in-Menteith Cemetery is located within walking distance of the road from Doune to Callander. Nearby is Doune Castle, and about nine miles from Doune Castle, is Lake Menteith, the only "lake" in Scotland. On the largest of the lake's three islands are the remains of Inchmahome Priory, founded in 1238.

Menteith District - Menteith lies between the River Teith and the River Forth. The Lake of Menteith is Scotland's only body of water referred to as a "lake", all other Scottish lakes are called "lochs", in the early 19th century it was known as the "loch of Menteith" giving reason to believe the modern name to be of Victorian origin.

Royal Scotland - ...... Perhaps the most famous of these was Mary, Queen of Scots. In her brief years as a ruler of Scotland, she made many 'progresses' around Scotland, staying at many fortified houses and castles which can be viewed today. She is also recalled at INCHMAHOME PRIORY on its peaceful island setting on the Lake of Menteith.

 The Red Book of Menteith is a history of the Earldom of Menteith.  

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