Findo Gask

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Findo Gask
River Earn.jpg
The River Earn at Findo Gask
Grid reference: NO0020
Location: 56°21’50"N, 3°36’58"W
Population: 340
Post town: Crieff
Postcode: PH7
Dialling code: 01796
Local Government
Council: Perth & Kinross

Findo Gask is a small village and parish, just off the main A9 road in Strathearn, Perthshire.

There are nearby remains associated with the Roman road to the south[1] and the Roman Frontier[2] on the Gask Ridge.

The area was associated with the family of Laurence Oliphant[3] and his daughter, the songwriter Lady Nairne, was born there.[4]

During the Second World War, units of the Polish Army were stationed at Findo Gask Airfield (now disused).[5]

The woodlands around Findo Gask are known to be excellent sites for the collection of truffles, particularly black truffles, and truffle hunters can often be observed there during certain seasons.

Gask House was built here in 1801 designed by Richard Crichton a pupil of Robert Adam.[6]


Gask refers to the nearby Gask Ridge.[7] In Scottish Gaelic, a gasg is a projecting tail or strip of land. The name is shared with other local places including Nether Gask Cottage and Trinity Gask.[8]

Findo is a reference to Fynnoga or Findoca,[9] a saint commemorated in the area. The village was once known as Fyndogask.


  1. "Findo Gask". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. "Roman Frontier on the Gask Ridge". The Roman Gask Project. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. "Laurence Oliphant of Gask". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  4. "Listed Building Report: Findo Gask Parish; Gask House". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  5. "Findo Gask Airfield". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  6. Dictionary of Scottish Architects
  7. "Gask Ridge". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  8. "Trinity Gask". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  9. "Chronicles of Strathearn". Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
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