Plans for work to restore Clan Macnab burial ground
Repair work is being proposed for the Clan Macnab burial ground on the island of Innis Bhuidhe in Killin.
The clan’s society wants to create external access stairs and carry out repairs to a stone screen wall, burial chamber and entrance piers.
Architects say that the screen wall is leaning at one end and is in danger of collapse, and the existing steps are uneven and in poor condition.
A Listed Building Consent application has been submitted to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park planners.
The B-listed burial ground is said by Historic Environment Scotland to date largely to the late 18th century.
The island is owned by the Macnab Memorial Trust. Clan MacNab were involved in conflicts with Robert the Bruce, the 16th century Anglo Scottish Wars and the Jacobite Risings during the mid 18th century.
The last members of the original clan are buried on the rocky islet of Inch Bhuidhe (or Inchbuie) in Killin.
The burial site is located near a bridge overlooking the Falls of Dochart, the most photographed section of the River Dochart.
The site where the last MacNabs rest has an enclosure where the clan chiefs were buried, while a series of graves mark the resting place of less senior members of the clan to the east.
Archaeologists consider the burial ground to be in an area of considerable archaeological sensitivity.