It was not until the end of the 17th century that the last wolf in Scotland is said to have been killed. Although wolves had disappeared from the Lowlands by the 15th century, they lingered on in the Highlands for a century or more. Thus David Ogilvy and Margaret Campbell, the tenants of Freuchies by Kirkton of Isla where the lands were held by the Abbey of Coupar Angus, were required in 1552 to “…nwrice ane leiche of gud howndis, with ane cuppill of rachis, for tod and wolf, and be reddy at all tymes quhene we cherge thame to pas with ws or our bailzeis to the hountis” – that is to have ready a leash of hounds and a couple of sleuth-hounds at all times for the hunting of wolves and foxes.