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Rob Roy Inn, Buchlyvie
Grid reference: NS573937
Location: 56°6’54"N, 4°17’38"W
Population: 479
Post town: Stirling
Postcode: FK8
Dialling code: 01360 850
Local Government
Council: Stirling

Buchlyvie is a village in Stirlingshire, 14 miles west of the county town, Stirling, and 18 miles north of Glasgow. It is on the A811 road, which follows the line of an eighteenth-century military road between Stirling and Balloch.

The village is within the Carse of Forth: to the north is Flanders Moss and to the south are the Campsie Fells. According to the 2001 census the village's population was 479.


Buchlyvie was granted Burgh of Barony status in 1672.

Buchlyvie Junction formed the intersection of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway, which linked Stirling and Balloch, and the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway: the latter ran north to Aberfoyle. The station closed in 1951. The Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway closed in @ and its trackbed has been converted into a footpath.

The Baron O' Buchlyvie brought fame to the village in the early twentieth century: he was a Clydesdale horse, born in 1900 at Woodend Farm, Buchlyvie. The horse was sold in 1902 and a dispute arose as to ownership, which went all the way to the House of Lords. The owners were forced to sell the horse at auction in Balfron 1911 for £9,500: a record for any horse at the time.

The Baron had sired generations of Clydesdale horses, and was highly prized in America. In 1914, the Baron's leg was broken by a kick from a mare and he had to be put down. The horse's skeleton is displayed in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow.[1]


The Parish Kirk on Main Street, Buchlyvie

The village of Buchlyvie had two churches:


  • Football: Buchlyvie United
  • Rugby: Strathendrick RFC, who play their home games in the nearby village of Fintry

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