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Birnam, Perth and Kinross

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Birnam, Perth and Kinross

Birnam is a town in Perthshire, Scotland. The town originated from the Victorian era with the coming of the railway in 1856, although the place and name is well known because William Shakespeare mentioned Birnam Wood in Macbeth. Prior to the construction of the railway, the only substantial building on the site of the present village was the church of Little Dunkeld parish, which still stands in its ancient position within a graveyard within the village.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO0341
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Birnam, vil., Little Dunkeld par., E. Perthshire, ¾ mile SE. of Dunkeld, pop. 471; P.O., T.O.; to S. of vil. is Birnam Hill, with remains of a vitrified fort (Duncan's Camp), alt. 1324 ft.; between Duncan's Camp and the Tay is Birnam Pass; in the vicinity is Birnam House.

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