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BEN LEDI (Gaelic, " the hill of God ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 740 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BEN LEDI (Gaelic, " the hill of God "), a mountain of Perthshire, Scotland, 2875 ft. high, 5 m. by road N.W. of Callander. It is situated close to some of the most romantic scenery in the Highlands, and is particularly well known through Scott's Lady of the Lake. Its name is supposed to point to the time when Beltane rites were observed on its summit. A cairn was built on the top in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee. On one of the sides of the mountain is a tarn which bears the name of Lochan nan Corp, " the little loch of the dead," from an accident to a funeral party by which 200 lives were lost.
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first visited the caravan park at Keltie Bridge near Callender,sadly lost the mother that year, looked up into the sky, scenery and said to myself, well i hope it looks like this mum, where ever you are,got the mrs., to stand, pose near the tent, took a photo with Ben Ledi at the background,months later got the photo,s developed, you would not believe it, to mine and the wife,s astonishment there was a Gold Cross Crucifix, in the sky right near Ben Ledi, i still keep this photo, and it is right what they say,Ben Ledi is the hill of God & Scotland is Gods country
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