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Doune, Stirling

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Doune, Stirling

Doune, pronounced Doon, is a burgh in the district of Stirling, Scotland. Doune's postal address places the town in Perthshire, although geographically it lies within the District of Stirling, and administratively Doune is under the control of Stirling Council. Doune is assigned Falkirk postcodes starting 'FK'. The village lies within the parish of Kilmadock and mainly within the area surrounded by the River Teith and Ardoch Burn.
Administrative CountyStirling
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN7301
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland

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

Doune.-- vil. with ry. sta., S. Perthshire, 8¾ miles NW. of Stirling, 38 NE. of Glasgow, and 45 NW. of Edinburgh, pop. 996; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; stands near river Teith, here spanned by a two-arched bridge (1535). D. was once famous for its mfr. of Highland pistols and sporrans; it now depends chiefly on the cotton mills of Deanston. Its ancient cattle fairs are still important. At the SE. end of the vil. are the ruins of Doune Castle (15th century), a fine specimen of Scottish baronial architecture; mile NW. is Doune Lodge.

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