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Kirriemuir, Angus

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Kirriemuir, Angus

Kirriemuir, sometimes called Kirrie, is a burgh in Angus, Scotland.
Administrative CountyAngus
Traditional CountyAngus
OS GridNO3853
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01575
Population5,910 (est. 2006)

Kirriemuir, Angus in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kirriemuir, market town and par. with ry. sta., Forfarshire--par., 35,600 ac., pop. 6616; town, on Gairie Burn, 5 miles by road and 8½ by rail NW. of Forfar, pop. (including Southmuir), 4390; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. The par. consists of 2 detached sections. The town is a burgh of barony under the Earl of Home; in 1875 it became a burgh under the Police Act. The leading industry is the weaving of brown linen.

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