Unicorn atop Errol's Mercat Cross
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Errol is known for its reeds, which used to be collected up to a few years ago to make thatched roofs. These reeds grow in the banks of the River Tay and act as home to a fairly uncommon bird called the bearded tit. Errol has a large church, built in 1831, known as the "Cathedral of The Carse" which can be seen from most parts of the village and from far around.
Errol is also known for its local brick factory.
Errol Primary School is over a century old and is where many local children go to learn. Errol has two general grocery shops; other local amenities include a chip shop, post office, one pub/restaurant, community centre, a doctors' surgery, pharmacy and hairdresser. The local winery Cairn O'Mohr has won many awards for its wines made from local produce such as oak sap, rhubarb and brambles and is situated on the same farmyard as Gillies & Mackay Ltd, a local shed company.
Errol lies on the National Cycle Network NCN 77 from Dundee to Pitlochry and is situated about a mile from the A90 road Perth to Dundee Road. This makes it popular for people who commute to work. Errol is surrounded by agricultural flat fields and has a prominent attractive location within this setting.
The site of the wartime RAF Errol airfield is situated approximately one mile east of the village. It hosts the Errol car boot sale every Saturday and Sunday, bringing in many people from surrounding areas including Perth and Dundee.
The village had a railway station on the line between Perth and Dundee until the mid-1980s. British Rail announced its decision to close it on 30 September 1985.
- "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)". Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.dft.gov.uk/foi/responses/2006/feb/closuredatesformerbrstations/listofclosuredatestopassenge2682. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
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- Errol Church
- Errol Primary School
- Carse of Gowrie Weather
- Errol Village Web-site
- Gillies & Mackay Ltd
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