Brig o' Turk

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Brig o' Turk
Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Drochaid
Brig o' Turk from Glen Finglass Forest - geograph.org.uk - 94429.jpg
Brig o' Turk from Glen Finglass Forest
Brig o' Turk is located in Stirling
Brig o' Turk
Brig o' Turk
 Brig o' Turk shown within the Stirling council area
OS grid reference NN535065
Civil parish Callander
Council area Stirling
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CALLANDER
Postcode district FK17
Dialling code 01877
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Stirling
Scottish Parliament Stirling
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Coordinates: 56°13′44″N 4°21′50″W / 56.229°N 4.364°W / 56.229; -4.364

Brig o' Turk or (Ceann Drochaid in Gaelic) is a small rural community in the Trossachs, a range of hills in Stirling, Scotland. Its name is derived from the Gaelic Torc meaning wild boar.

Features[edit]

Brig o' Turk has a rare 1930's wooden tea room, which featured in the 1959 re-make of The Thirty-nine Steps.[1] Brig o' Turk also features a village hall which hosts many craft fairs, dances and other events, a small primary school (Trossachs Primary of 1875)[2] serving the village and the surrounding areas, a small post office (located in someone's house) and a pub-restaurant, called The Byre Inn, which is made to look like the cow barn attached to the large neighbouring house, Dundarroch.

Ruskin[edit]

In the mid nineteenth century the village was the location of a famous Victorian love triangle involving John Ruskin, his wife Effie Gray, and protégé John Everett Millais.

Community[edit]

There are a number of community groups based in the area such as the Trossachs Welfare association, Trossachs Community Council and Trossachs Community Trust.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nigel Richardson (2009-04-04). "Fifty of Britain's best-kept secrets". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Trossachs Primary School

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