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Fortingall, Perth and Kinross

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Fortingall, Perth and Kinross

Fortingall is a small village in highland Perthshire, Scotland, in the glen (or valley) of the River Lyon. Its nearest sizable neighbours are Aberfeldy and Kenmore. According to legend it was the birthplace of Pontius Pilate. This is unsubstantiated and unlikely, as the Roman conquest of Britain only took place some years after Pilate's time. A number of other locations, including villages in Spain and Germany, make similar claims.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN7347
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01887

Other names by which Fortingall, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past


Fortingall, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fortingall, par. and vil., with hotel, NW. Perthshire -- par., 196,683 ac., pop. 1690; vil., on river Lyon, 8 miles W. of Aberfeldy; P.O., T.O., called Fortingal; in the churchyard are remains of a great yew-tree supposed to be fully 3000 years old -- probably "the oldest specimen of vegetation in Europe;" in vicinity of vil. is a Roman camp; the par. (which includes the districts of Rannoch and Glenlyon) is wholly mountainous, with intersecting glens, lochs, and streams.

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