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Today is 17th October 2017 .
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

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Wood Hil and Ellistoun Hill, Clackmannanshire

Ochil Hills

The Ochil Hills are a long range of hills in the southern part of Perthshire and eastern Stirlingshire, and forming a great part of the small counties of Clackmannan and Kinross. The county tops of the latter two shires are all in the Ochil Hills. At the edges of the Ochil Hills stand the towns of Stirling, Alloa, Kinross and Perth, and a string of villages beneath the southern scarp across three counties are known as the 'Hillfoots Villages'.

The Ochils are south of the great ranges of the Highlands, separated from them by Strathearn. To the south is the Forth valley. The Lomond Hills of Fife provide an eastward extension of the range.

The name "Ochil" is from a Celtic word root comparable to the Welsh uchel meaning 'high' (Read more)

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