Category Archives: Neish

Fairies stop developers' bulldozers in their tracks

Developers are having a hard time in St Fillans on Loch Earn, anscestral home of the Neishes. Ancient stories and legends are preventing developer from having their way in this part of Scotland. In particular, moving ancient stones is said to bring bad luck and might even kill the fairies.

This article (,,2-1881612,00.html#) has the details and even mentions the Neish legend.

About the Neish Name

The name Neish goes back to Scotland and has some interesting history associated with it – especially the conflicts with Clan McNab. I visited this region in 2001 and it is a wonderful part of the world. It was great visiting Loch Earn and seeing Neish Island.
I’ve always read that Neish is a sept of the Clan MacGregor, but there is another opinion says that it comes under McInnes. My branch of the Neish family came to Australia in the Gold Rush in the 1850s and settled in Wahgunyah on the Victoria / NSW border. I’ve got some family trees that I am databasing and I’ll put those on line as soon as I get them done. Major surnames are: Neish, Watson, Goosetrey and King. Feel free to contact me if you want to know anything further..