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Fortingall Yew Tree

The Fortingall Yew is a heritage tree of international importance situated in the Highland Perthshire village of Fortingall, eight miles west of Aberfeldy.  Found the geographical heart of Scotland the tree stands within Fortingall churchyard. It is thought to be around 3,000 years old and has connections to the Druids, Culdees, Celts, Picts and early Christianity in Scotland.  It is also beleived to be one of the oldest living organisms in Europe. According to oral tradition, Pontius Pilate was born at Fortingall, which derived from the gaelic name ‘Feart-nan-Gall’ meaning ‘Stronghold of the Strangers’.

 

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Visit to Fortingall Yew Tree
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Fortingall Yew Tree