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Killearn, Stirling

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Killearn, Stirling

Killearn is a small village of approximately 1700 people in the Stirling council area of Scotland. The village name stems from the Gaelic Cill Earnain, meaning Ernan's Church; the Ernan in question presumably being one of the canonised individuals of that name who were both relatives and followers of St Columba. (Churches elsewhere in Scotland and Ireland are also dedicated to St Ernan, including St Ernan's Kirk, Aridhglas, Isle of Mull).
Post townGlasgow
Administrative CountyStirling
Traditional CountyStirlingshire
OS GridNS5285
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01360
Population1,700 (2001 Census)
 

Killearn, Stirling in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Killearn, par. and vil. with ry. sta., SW. Stirlingshire - par., 15,370 ac., pop. 1131; vil., 1¾ mile N. of sta., which is 9½ miles NW. of Lennoxtown, pop. 356; P.O.; Killearn has an obelisk in memory of George Buchanan (1506-1582), the historian, who was a native; 1½ mile SW. of vil. is Killearn House, seat.

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