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Killin, Stirling

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Killin, Stirling

Killin (Cill Fhinn 'the White Church' in Gaelic) is a village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling, Scotland. The west end of the village is magnificently sited around the scenic Falls of Dochart, the main street leading down towards the Loch at the confluence of the rivers Dochart and Lochay. The Falls are crossed by a narrow, multi-arched stone bridge carrying the main A827 road into Killin. Killin railway station was on the Killin Railway.
Post townKillin
Administrative CountyStirling
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN5732
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01567
Population666 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Killin, Stirling has been known in the past

Cill Fhinn

Killin, Stirling in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Killin, par. and vil., Perthshire - par., 96,926 ac., pop. 1277; vil., at the confluence of the Dochart and the Lochay, near head of Loch Tay, 21 miles N. of Callander and 23 miles SW. of Aberfeldy by rail, pop. 473; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; has some small industries, and is a seat of local trade and a centre for tourists. Killin (or Kil Fin) signifies the "burial-place of Fingal," whose supposed grave is marked by a stone in a field to the N. of the vil. A wooded island in the Dochart is the burying-place of the Macnabs, a clan which once owned all the surrounding country.

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