The purpose of the web site is to focus on and share many aspects of the history of Strathard. At the heart of this is the place and its people. There are a number of sources of information and help available to assist you in your local history and family research. If you want to add further to some history of the area the Kinlochard Village web site has an excellent section called “Memories of Kinlochard”.
On the same web site, the history of Kinlochard and its local environment is also available
On Facebook the page “Aberfoyle Past and Present “is a very useful resource. As well as regular posting of photographs you can also seek information and help. Also, on Facebook you will find the Loch Ard Local History Group page which is mainly used to post details of forthcoming events.
If you want to research further about the area its worth making contact with Stirling Council Archives as follows:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Post: Stirling Council Archives, 5 Borrowmeadow Road, Springkerse Estate, Stirling FK7 7UW
By Phone: 01786 450745
Prior to 1974 much of the area was part of Perthshire County Council so contact with the archive service in Perth may be worthwhile.
Perth & Kinross Archive
A K Bell Library
Perth, PH2 8EP
Tel: +44 (0)1738 477022
Fax: +44 (0)1738 477010
There are several other organisations depending upon your area of interest but local archive services are often the best starting point a they can save you many hours of time! They are experienced in dealing with a wide range of requests and often offer advice for free although you may generate fees if you require extensive research undertaken on your behalf.
Historic Environment Records
Information about historic buildings and archaeological sites and monuments pertaining to Strathard is held in a Scotland-wide database called Canmore (maintained by Historic Environment Scotland) and in a Local Authority Historic Environment Record maintained by WoSAS.
National Library of Scotland have a wealth of digitised maps on their website, which can be really useful when researching a specific area, as well a film archive which includes footage of the Strathard area going back as far as the 19030s. Some of these clips can be viewed online.