Baron House

 Mains Of Buchlyvie, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire  FK8 3NR

Luxury Bed  and  Breakfast near Stirling & Loch Lomond

Footprint - the Baron of BuchlyvieFootprint - The Baron o' Buchlyvie - was a prize winning Clydesdale stallion at the start of the 20th century. He was owned by William McKeish of Woodend Farm Buchlyvie and later sold to a Mr James Kilpatrick and Mr William Dunlop in Aberdeenshire. The Baron sired many prize winning horses that were traded across the world. Eventually a lawsuit ensued to decide which of the joint owners had sole rights and he was sold in Ayr in 1911 for the huge price of 9,500 Guineas.

In 1911 his leg was broken by a kick from a mare and the Baron was put down at the age of 14 years. His remains were later dug up and his skeleton is now on display in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum.