Tower on Drumanphy Road, Scotch Street
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Scotch Street is a village in County Armagh, within the townland of Timakeel. The 2001 census recorded a population of just 120 people: there are now estimated to be around 1,000 inhabitants now.
Within the village there is a Post Office, Gospel Hall, Primary School and a Filling Station/Mace shop. There were recent additions to the village when outlets for five new shops were built. Moved in were; a chip shop, hair salon and a butcher. Since then the butcher has been very successful becoming one of the most popular around County Armagh.
Richmount Primary School has grown in numbers since the building of new estates on either side of Scotch Street.
Scotch Street is mainly a unionist area, with a majority population of Protestants living in the area. There has been an increasing number of foreign nationals who also live in the area.
Due to the high increase in population over recent years there was a lack of facilities and events for the young people in the village to use/attend. This was a problem and occasionally led to disturbances to the local community. As a result, a Multi-Use Games Area was built for young people.
The village is the only significant settlement between the large town of Portadown in County Armagh and the village of Moy in Tyrone. Rapid growth in the population of the settlement has come about with the development of many new housing estates including Keelmount Grange and Timakeel Close.
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