1200s - Old Kincardine Castle was built for
Sir David de Graham of Cardross, about 1 mile
south of Auchterarder. These Castles with vast
Estates created work with Villages and Towns
evolving around them.
1296 - King Edward I of England stayed at
Auchterarder Castle during the First War of
1562 - Mary Queen of Scots stayed at
Kincardine Castle. Mary often toured Scotland
visiting Clans to help keep their support, so
they would fight for her if needed. The
Catholic Mary knew she had many enemies, as
most Scots were converting from Catholic to
Protestant at that time.
1640s - Old Kincardine Castle was destroyed
during the British Civil Wars / Wars of
Religion, by forces led by Archibald Campbell,
1st Marquess of Argyll. Campbell was a
Covenanter trying to stop Kings in England
interfering with Scottish Churches. Covenanters
would attack any Castles or Families loyal to
the King. The Wars ended in 1660 after King
Charles II Stuart was restored to the
1660 - stone from Kincardine Castle was
taken to build a new Church in Auchterarder.
That Church was built where two earlier
Churches had been.
1716 - the Jacobite Earl of Mar's forces
burned Auchterarder and other Towns in the area
to help slow the advance of Government Forces
hunting them down. The Jacobite's were finally
defeated in 1746 at the Battle of
Culloden, leading to peaceful times, with
the Industrial Revolution soon following.
1700s - Handlooms were installed in many
Auchterarder homes, allowing companies to
supply people with yarn so they could make a
variety of Cloth such as Silk, Tartan, Tweed,
Woolen, and Worsted. The companies would then
sell the Cloth in Cities such as Glasgow.
1803 - a large Mansion was built in
Kincardine Estate, close to the ruins of Old
Kincardine Castle. This Mansion is often
referred to as Kincardine Castle. It is unclear
who owns the Mansion, probably a private family
1834 - disputes about Protestant Churches
began, leading to the forming of the Free
Church of Scotland in 1843.
1856 - the Railway reached Auchterarder,
allowing production of Cloth to increase
1873 - the first Water Powered Mill was
opened by William Hally to power his Castleton
Mill, allowing mass production of Cloth with
the water powering a number of Looms in the
1877 - James White set up the first Steam
Powered Mill known as Ruthvenvale Mill.
1892 - Auchterarder Golf Club was
1905 - Auchterarder Free Church was
completed, leading to the Church from 1660
being dismantled, with only the Tower remaining
1919 - the Kings Golf Course opened at
Gleneagles 2 miles south of Auchterarder.
1920 - a War Memorial was built next to the
Tower of the Old Church.
1924 - the Gleneagles Hotel was opened by
the Caledonian Railway Company, a time the
Railways were involved in building Golf Resorts
close to their Lines to promote tourism, with
Turnberry Golf Resort in the
southwest also being built by the Railways
1962 - the last Weaving Mill closed.
1980s - the A9 Road between Stirling and
Perth was upgraded, bypassing a number of Towns
such as Auchterarder.
2005 - the 31st G8 summit was held at
Gleneagles Hotel, leading to the Auchterarder
being inundated with Activists and Police.