The forested slopes of Drummond Hill dominate the surrounding landscape and provide a fine backdrop to Taymouth Castle and the village of Kenmore Thought to be the site of Scotland's first managed forest.
The hill was planted in the early seventeenth century by Black Duncan (also known as Sir Duncan Campbell), the laird of Breadalbane. The predominance of pine in the upper parts of the forest made it a good choice for the re-introduction of capercaillie to Scotland in 1837, following the extinction of the species by over-hunting and forest clearance. Capercaillie is again in national decline although the causes are unclear. However, the population in Drummond Hill forest are thriving. For more information: https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/tay-forest-park/drummond-hill