Slochnacraig is mentioned in several of the history articles in “the written word”, and also in the family history of the Robertsons of Cray. At some point the farmhouse became the Glenshee Post Office, but by the late 1900’s, this was no longer used, though the red telephone box outside the house is a well known Glenshee landmark.

Slochnacraig showing post office (small wooden structure on the right of the main building).
A view of Slochnacraig Farmhouse and Slochnacraig Cottage with Ben Gulabin in the background.
Bringing in the wood. James (Jim) McDonald (Slochnacraig)
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 18/08/2015.

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  • I’ve been very delayed in returning to you Pat. Thank you for the followup. If you still have it could you please send me the details for any McDonald’s at Slochnacraig.

    By Ian Lawson (04/10/2023)
  • Hi Ian I will send you all I could find on Slochnacraig.


    By Pat Townsend (06/10/2023)
  • My Great, Grandfather James Mackenzie was born at Slochnacraig in 1835. His mother’s name was Mary Duff. Her Father was Alexander Duff, a schoolteacher. He probably taught at the school located a few hundred yards South on the same road. Archibald Mackenzie from Kinloch Rannoch ended up being named as the Father of Mary’s child. We are still trying to find out anything about him.

    By Peter Douglas (30/04/2023)
  • Slochnacraig is where my great, great grandfather, Donald McDonald was born in 1828. His father was Alexander McDonald and his mother was Ann Stewart.
    My great grandmother was Anne McDonald (Lawson).
    I am living in Alberta, Canada and am tracing my Scottish genealogy.

    By Ian Lawson (22/01/2019)
  • Hi Ian
    Thank you for your addition to our archive. If you look at the census for 1851 on the archive you will see an entry for Alexander Mc Donald & Ann at Slochnacraig. I have extracted it and will email it to you. I could not see any entry for Donald McDonalds age 23 on that census perhaps he left the district.
    Regards Pat Townsend (Archive Volunteer)

    By Pat Townsend (23/01/2019)

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