It was the birthplace of the sociologist
Adam Fergusonand the Canadian politician John McIntosh and Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second Prime Minister.
Nearby is an ancient Ash tree, the
Dule Treeof the district from which thieves and murderers were hanged.
The church is of early Christian origin, as is shown by the presence of two
Pictishcross-slabs, one in the churchyard, the other, rediscovered in the 1980s, in the church. The present church building, however, dates from no earlier than the 18th century.
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