Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


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Planning Authority
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
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Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

This viaduct is the second oldest mass-concrete constructed railway viaduct in Britain (after the Falls of Cruachan viaduct). Constructed in 1885-6 it is 37ft high and 81 yds long. Composed of 5 skew arches with rubble-faced piers and spandrels and concrete arches, it is a prominent landscape landmark. The subtly crenellated stone parapet has suffered from vandalism and is disappearing in places. Biddle notes that it was part of a short branch line from the main Callander & Oban line intended to complement the tourist potential in Killin itself. It is spectacularly sited and would have provided the rail passengers with an unrivalled view of the Falls of Dochart and the Clan Macnab Burial Place (see separate listing).

Statement of Special Interest

The viaduct was upgraded from category B to A on 19PthP June, 1996. It is currently (2004) owned by Kinnell Estate.



2PndP edition Ordnance Survey map (1898-1900). K Riddell, Killin in Old Photographs (1996), p54; Gifford, J et al, The Buildings of Scotland - Stirling and Central Scotland (2002), p554; B Byrom, Old Killin, Kenmore and Loch Tay (2004), p10. G Biddle, Britain's Historic Railway Buildings (2003) p662.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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