NO0601 : Trooper's Dubb

taken 12 years ago, near to Carnbo, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Trooper's Dubb
Trooper's Dubb
Trooper's Dubb, the water feature at bottom left of the picture, with North Kilduff in the background. Dubb is Scots for a small pool of water. An ancient story tells that this was the location of a titanic drinking contest between Keltie, a vassal of the Laird of nearby Tullibole Castle, and one of the troopers accompanying one of the King James's of Scotland on their way from the palace at Stirling to Falkland Palace. Keltie and the trooper drank from early on a Monday morning until the Wednesday evening, when the trooper dropped off his seat, apparently asleep. Keltie finished off another drink, fell asleep, and woke to find his competitor dead. The trooper was buried at the same spot, which was said to be haunted for many years after. Trooper's Dubb is shown on the old Ordnance Survey maps.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 January, 2008
Category
Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 063 016 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.8651N 3:30.7025W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 064 016
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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