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Errol, Perth and Kinross

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Errol, Perth and Kinross

Errol is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland about halfway between Dundee and Perth. It is one of the principal settlements of the Carse of Gowrie. Errol is known for its reeds, which used to be collected up to a few years ago to make thatched roofs. These reeds grow in the banks of the River Tay and act as home to a fairly uncommon bird called the bearded tit.
Post townPERTH
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO2522
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01821
Population1,280 (2008)
 

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

Arrol

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

Errol, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Perthshire -- par. 9507 ac., pop. 2421; vil., near river Tay, 1 mile S of sta., which is 10½ miles E. of Perth and 10¼ W. of Dundee, pop. 890; P.O., called Errol Village, and P.O., T.O. at sta., called Errol; 1 Bank; has chemical works, and an engineering and machine-making establishment, and is the centre of business for a considerable part of the Carse of Gowrie; gives the title of earl to the Hays; in vicinity of vil. is Errol Park.

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