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Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross

Blairgowrie and Rattray is a twin burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Amongst locals, the town is colloquially known simply as "Blair". Blairgowrie is the larger of the two former burghs which were united by an Act of Parliament in 1928 and lies on the south-west side of the River Ericht while Rattray is on the north-east side. Rattray claims to be the older and certainly Old Rattray, the area round Rattray Kirk, dates back to the 12th century.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO1745
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01250
Populationest. 8,090 (2006)

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

Blar Ghobhar

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

Blairgowrie, par. and town, NE. Perthshire, on river Ericht, at terminus of ry., 5 miles NW. of Coupar-Angus by rail, and 458 miles from London; 15,303 ac., pop. 5162; town, pop. 4537; 4 Banks, 1 newspaper; flax spinning is the staple industry of the town. Blairgowrie House is in the vicinity.

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