1600s - the Crianlarich Inn
was built, claimed to be where Rob Roy
Macgregor was attacked while staying there.
Macgregor was a Cattle Drover from
this area that turned into an Outlaw and
1750s - two Military Roads
were built through Crianlarich to try and
control the Jacobite's that were trying to
overthrow the King, one from Stirling leading
up into the Highlands, and another from Glasgow
to the Highlands. These Roads were built with
Large Flat Stones, mainly for Troops and
Cannon, rather bumpy and real slow.
1820s - Macadam Roads were
being built, crushed stones that would lock
together to make a smooth road, normally over
the old Military Roads to make them more
suitable for Horse Drawn Carriages. Horse Drawn
Mail Carriages then began running between
Towns, also carrying Passengers.
1840s - Queen Victoria began visiting
Scotland, with the Papers reporting how she
found the Country so Scenic, leading to
Tourists soon following. Victoria and her
Husband normally traveled around Scotland by
Horse Drawn Carriage, and by Horse Riding.
1862 - Trains began running between London
and Edinburgh, at a time much of Scotland was
being linked by Rail Lines.
1873 - the Callander to Oban Railway opened
with a Station at Crianlarich.
1891 - Sir Hugh Munro made a
list of Mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet,
this leading to many Tourists wanting to Hike
these Mountains known as Munros. Ben More at
Crianlarich is the 12th highest Mountain in
1894 - the Railway from Glasgow to Fort
William opened with a stop at Crianlarich, this
also allowing Trains to run between Glasgow and
1894 - the Crianlarich Hotel was built for
Tourists to the area for Hiking and
1895 - a Glasgow engineer named George
Johnston bought the first car in Scotland, a
French built Panhard. These early
cars however created a lot of dust when
traveling fast over the McAdam Roads.
1902 - Tar was sprayed on the McAdam Roads
to stop the dust, the beginning of modern day
The Main Roads A85 Stirling to Oban and Fort
William, and the A82 Glasgow to Oban and Fort
William were built through Crianlarich, mainly
over the Military, and Macadam Roads.
1965 - the Callander to Crianlarich Railway
closed, leaving just the Glasgow to Oban and
Fort William lines.
1980 - the 154km / 96mile long West Highland
Way walking trail between Glasgow and Fort
William was opened, with it running past
2016 - the A82 Glasgow to Oban and Fort
William Road had a Bypass built to reduce
traffic through Crianlarich.