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March 3rd 1897

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Death of John Souter

John Souter who lived at Stronchavie between Kirkmichael and Pitlochry, was a cattle drover. He had attended a stock sale at Moulin that day and in the evening he left to walk the seven miles back to his home. A severe snowstorm was blowing and about four miles from Pitlochry, Mr Souter collapsed in the snow. He was discovered by a roadman the next day. Beside the road where he was found is a stone inscribed with the following message.

'In memory of John Souter who perished here in a snowstorm. March 3rd.
Erected by a few friends.'

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