Kinnaird, Gowrie

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Gaelic: An Ceann Àrd
Kinnaird Castle.jpg
Kinnaird Castle
Grid reference: NO242286
Location: 56°26’36"N, 3°13’52"W
Post town: Perth
Postcode: PH14
Dialling code: 01828
Local Government
Council: Perth & Kinross

Kinnaird is a village and parish in Gowrie in eastern Perthshire. Its name is from the Scottish Gaelic ‘’Ceann Àrd’’ meaning "high headland".

It is notable for its 15th-century castle, restored heavily by then owner Mr S. Stout in the 1960s, and beautiful early 19th century parish church.

In the 18th century, it was the home of the Reverend James Adams, who contributed to the Marrow Controversy in the church of Scotland.

It is also the birthplace of the philosopher James Mylne (1757-1839) who later taught moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow from 1797 to 1836 and also lectured on political economy.

The Threiplands of Fingask were a local Jacobite family.

The Carse of Gowrie in which the village is located, is a prosperous agricultural district of Perthshire.


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