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Weem, Perth and Kinross

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Weem, Perth and Kinross

Weem is a village on the B846 near Aberfeldy in Perthshire, Scotland. The name Weem is derived from the Gaelic uamh, meaning 'cave'. Nearby is Castle Menzies, formerly known as Weem Castle, where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent two nights on his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. One of Scotland's best-preserved 16th century castles, Castle Menzies is the seat of Clan Menzies. Looked after by a private preservation trust, the Castle and grounds are open to visitors in summer (entrance charge).
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN8449
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01887

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

Weem, par. and vil., Perthshire - par., 41,887 ac., pop. 474; lies scattered in detached and far distant portions; vil., on river Tay, 1 mile NW. of Aberfeldy; has a good hotel.

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