More about Killearn

Where does the name Killearn come from?

Killearn seems to be compounded of three Celtic words, Kill-ear-rhin, signifying the cell or church of west-point. This etymology is descriptive of the situation, which is at the western extremity of the Campsie Fells, a mountainous ridge running eastward from Killearn to Kilsyth, a distance of 20 miles. It is farther contirmed by the circumstance, that the rising ground, a little below the site of the church, near the confluence of Enrick and Blane, still bears the name of Rhin, or Point.

How big is the parish of Killearn?

Its length is 12 miles; its breadth, where greatest, 4, but at an average 2. It contains 27 square miles.

What is the total resident population of Killearn?

The population of Killearn is 1,781 going by the 2001 census. Of which 47.67% are male and 52.33% are female.

For the full Killearn 2001 census, check out the Killearn page on the SCROL website.

Does The West Highland Way go trough Killearn?

The West Highland Way passes through the parish but the normal route misses the village by about 1 mile.

Also see the West Highland Way gallery.

What is the King’s Mile?

Is the stretch of road between Killearn and Balfron. It has become known as the King’s Mile because King Edward VII was particularly fond of the beautiful scenery of the area and especially the views enjoyed from this road.

Also see the King’s Mile gallery.

Where does Killearn come in the Millionaire List?

Killearn comes 81st on the list.

One thought on “More about Killearn

  1. Hi
    I enjoyed your website, my wife and I visited your village twice last summer and loved it. We hope to move there in the spring from Inverness. I am originally from Dumbarton and have always loved the area.
    Thanks for all the information.
    Eric & Beth

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