Kinnaird, Gowrie

Kinnaird
Kinnaird is located in Perth and Kinross
Kinnaird
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Kinnaird shown within Perth and Kinross
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH14
Dialling code01828
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56°26′36″N 3°13′52″W / 56.443460°N 3.231087°W / 56.443460; -3.231087Coordinates: 56°26′36″N 3°13′52″W / 56.443460°N 3.231087°W / 56.443460; -3.231087
Kinnaird Castle

Kinnaird (Scottish Gaelic: An Ceann Àrd, "high headland") is a village in Gowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

It is notable for its 15th-century castle. The four-storeyed, Kinnaird Castle was a stronghold of the Threiplands of Fingask - a local Jacobite family. The castle was restored heavily by then owner Stuart Stout in the 1960s and was later the venue for his 1988 wedding to Audrey Gregory, who reportedly became "known as the Lady of Kinnaird".[1][2]

The area is also home to a beautiful early 19th century parish church. In the 18th century, it was the home of the Reverend James Adams, who contributed to the Marrow Controversy in the church of Scotland.

It is also the birthplace of the philosopher James Mylne (1757-1839) who later taught moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow from 1797 to 1836 and also lectured on political economy.[citation needed]

The Carse of Gowrie in which the village is located, is a agricultural district of Perthshire.

References[]

  1. ^ "Castle-Wedding for Laird and his Lady". 5 March 1988 - Newcastle Journal Northumberland, England. Retrieved 21 June 2018. Castle Wedding for Laird and his Lady - A FAIRYTALE romance had a happy ending yesterday....... widow married the Scottish Laird in his 12th century castle. The former Mrs Audrey Gregory, 61, will now be known as the Lady of Kinnaird, after marrying Mr Stuart Stout....
  2. ^ "Tayside Motor Trader Stuart Stout". The Courier and Advertiser - 31 March, 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2018.