1820s? - Douglas Fir Trees were planted in
the area. These were brought back by early
explorers from the East Coast of America and
Canada. The Scottish Botanist David Douglas
sent the first Douglas Fir Seeds back to the UK
in 1827. These Trees have been recorded at over
320 feet in the US.
1828 - Dunkeld House became uninhabitable.
The replacement Building would not be completed
1853 - the first seeds of Giant Sequoia
Trees were brought from California to the UK by
These can also be found around Scotland in most
Estates, similar in height to the Douglas Fir,
but wider at the base. The tallest Giant
Sequoia's in the UK are said to be over 190
feet. The highest of these trees are recorded
at over 270 feet in the US.
1900 - the new Dunkeld House was completed
for John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of
1930s late - Dunkeld House was sold to be
converted to a Hotel.
2000s? - a Douglas Fir next to the Hermitage
Bridge was claimed to have been the first Tree
in the UK to reach 200 feet in height.
2017 - The 200ft Hermitage Douglas Fir was
blown down during a Storm.
A Douglas Fir at Reelig Glen by
Inverness, is now claimed to be Britain's
tallest tree at 217ft (66m).
Today - Ossian's Hall can be booked for
special events such as Wedding Ceremonies.
Dunkeld House Hotel is
one of the top hotels in Scotland.