Bad Malio, Aberfoyle

Grid reference

NN 521 005 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

252100 700500





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Aberfoyle, parish (0.2 miles)

Fielbarachan, Aberfoyle (0.36 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Drymen (2.93 miles)

Loch Inchmahome, Port of Meneith (3.05 miles)

Dalmary, settlement Drymen (3.15 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The name refers now to a knoll in an area of marshy ground on the south bank of a loop of the headwaters of the River Forth (here also called The Laggan) between the site of the old kirk and the river. Bad Malio is in the same parish (Aberfoyle) as Dail Malio, though they are not near each other. They are, however, connected by the burn that flows out of Loch Ard (where Dail Malio is situated), into the Laggan, and past Bad Malio. According to OS Name Book in the mid-nineteenth century, 'It is presumed to be from St Molio or St Maoliosa, a disciple of St Columba and a famous Celtic saint.' It further describes it: 'A small knoll in the flat ground between the church and the River Forth, noticeable in the locality as the means of estimating the extent of floods.'

Relationships with other parishes

Within Aberfoyle, parish