Carmyllie

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Coordinates: 56°34′06″N 2°43′54″W / 56.568364°N 2.731575°W / 56.568364; -2.731575

Carmyllie
Carmyllie is located in Angus
Carmyllie
Carmyllie
 Carmyllie shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO550420
Council area Angus
Lieutenancy area Angus
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ARBROATH
Postcode district DD11
Dialling code 01241
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Angus
Scottish Parliament Angus South
List of places
UK
Scotland

Carmyllie (Gaelic: Càrn Mhoillidh) is a rural parish in Angus, Scotland. It is situated on high ground between Arbroath, on the coast, and the inland county town of Forfar.[1] The main settlements in the parish are Redford, Greystone and Milton of Carmyllie. There is a Church of Scotland church and a primary school. The Elliot Water rises in the west of the parish.

The parish kirk

Carmyllie was formerly known for its stone quarries. For many centuries these produced high quality sandstone that was shipped all over the world.[2] Carmyllie post office was closed in September 2008.

Between 1900 and 1965 Carmyllie was linked by to Arbroath by the Carmyllie Light Railway.[3]

Carmyllie has a traditional association with Clan Strachan.

There is also a Carmyllie in the South Island of New Zealand, some 76 km east of Invercargill.





Notable natives and residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7 
  2. ^ Edinburgh Geological Society: Sandstone quarrying in Angus
  3. ^ Elliot Nature Trail

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