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Braco (Pronunciation: Bray-coe) is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, with a population of 515 census It is located 5 miles north of Dunblane towards Perth off the A9 road. The village can also be accessed via the B8033 route which passes Ashfield and Kinbuck.
A permanent fixture at the nearby Lodge Park is the Knaik or Knaick Bridge which dates from the 15th Century. An interpretation board for the village and parking for the fort is also by the park entrance.
Famous past residents of Braco have included the founder of the Football League William McGregor, computer game designer Chris Sawyer and the artist Christopher John Anderson, otherwise fondly known as squeaky Chris.
- Ardoch Church, part of the Church of Scotland and linked with Blackford
- The former Free Church on Church Street/ Feddal Road,
- An artists' studio on Smiddy Brae which is home to Lys Hansen.
- The Frog and Thistle pub/restaurant, formerly the Braco Hotel.
- On Feddal Road there is Braco Primary School and nursery class, the village hall, playpark and a bowling green.
- There is also a recycling point, managed by Perth and Kinross Council.
- The Lodge Park is home to the annual Braco Show, an agricultural event.
Braco is served by four newspapers: the Strathearn Herald, the Perthshire Advertiser and the Stirling Observer. It is also covered by the Perthshire edition of the Courier, based in Dundee. Because of its location it also receives local radio stations which cover both central Scotland and Perthshire, including Central FM and Tay AM/FM. Braco went digital in August 2010, where analogue TV reception was switched off and now carried vai digital broadcasting.
Braco is served by buses run by Stagecoach, linking the village with Stirling, Dunblane and Crieff and WAVE buses which connect with Kinbuck, Ashfield, Dunblane and Stirling. The nearest train stations are south at Dunblane and north at Gleneagles.
- About Braco at Perthshire-Scotland.co.uk
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