by Trevor Hopkins

Dalgrin Balloch

A successful businessman and a stage "angel", frequently financing the productions at the Midnight Sqaure Theatre, where Tillyfor worked as a dancer in the chorus line.

One of the cast of characters from the Findo Gask series of hard-boiled fantasy detective novels by Trevor Hopkins.

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The series currently comprises nine books, all in various stages of completion:

Most of the characters in the novels are based on place names in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, many of them close to the tiny village of Findo Gask.

A southern extension of Comrie in Strathearn, Perth and Kinross, Dalginross lies to the south of the River Earn at its junction with the Water of Ruchill. A Roman fort and camp have been identified to the southwest. The expansion of Comrie took place in the late 18th century with the influx of dispossessed Highland crofters who came to work in local textile, brewing and distilling industries.

Balloch (Gaelic: Am Bealach) is a small town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, at the foot of Loch Lomond. The name comes from the Gaelic for "the pass".

Balloch is at the north end of the Vale of Leven, straddling the River Leven itself. It connects to the larger town of Alexandria and to the smaller village of Jamestown, both of which are located to its south. To the east of the town lies the major local authority housing scheme in the area known as 'The Haldane' or 'The Mill of Haldane'. Balloch railway station is a terminus of the North Clyde electric train service from Glasgow.

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