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Following in the footsteps of Scottish folk hero on the Rob Roy Way

ABERFOYLE, Scotland _ Two hundred years ago, Sir Walter Scott penned one of the world's great tales, "Rob Roy." Published in 1817, the book heaped fame on its title character, a man Scott described as "still remembered in his country as the Robin Hood of Scotland, the dread of the wealthy, but the friend of the poor ..."

If "Rob Roy" was fiction, the man himself was assuredly not. Born near Loch Katrine in 1671, Robert MacGregor, the Jacobite sympathizer and eventual outlaw, lived his life mostly within the bounds of modern-day Scotland's Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

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