With many others he was carried to the castle of Doune in Perthshire, but soon effected his escape.
DOUNE, a police burgh of Perthshire, Scotland, 84 m.
Doune Castle, now in ruins, occupies a commanding position on the Teith, at the point where it is joined by the Ardoch.
It belongs to the earl of Moray (Murray), who derives from it his title of Lord Doune, and was the home of James Stewart, the "bonnie earl" of Moray, murdered at Donibristle in Fife by the earl of Huntly (1592).
The braes of Doune lie to the north-west of the town and extend towards Uam Var.
Of Doune, on the right bank of the Teith, was the scene of the labours of James Smith (1789-1850), the agricultural engineer, who was also manager of the cotton mills established there in 1785.