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Invergowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Invergowrie, Perth and Kinross

Invergowrie is a village on the northwest bank of the Firth of Tay to the west of Dundee. Although formerly incorporated as part of Dundee, it is located in Perth and Kinross. The Cows of Gowrie, two boulders in the Firth of Tay near Invergowrie, are said in legend to approach the land at the rate of one inch a year, such that Thomas the Rhymer wrote "When the Cows of o' Gowrie come to land the Judgement Day is near at hand".
Post townDUNDEE
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO3430
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01382
Population1,659 (including Kingoodie)

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

Invergowrie, vil. with ry. sta., on border of Longforgan par., Perthshire, and of Liff, Benvie, and Invergowrie par., Forfarshire, on Firth of Tay, 3 miles W. of Dundee; was anciently a place of royal embarkation; its ruined church is said to have succeeded a church of the early part of the 8th century, founded by St Boniface; 1½ mile NE. of sta. is Invergowrie House.

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