Clunie

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Coordinates: 56°34′40″N 3°27′07″W / 56.577645°N 3.451953°W / 56.577645; -3.451953

Clunie
Scottish Gaelic: Cluainidh
Clunie is located in Perth and Kinross
Clunie
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 Clunie shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO109438
Council area Perth and Kinross
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BLAIRGOWRIE
Postcode district PH10
Dialling code 01250
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perthshire North
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Clunie Castle on the island in Loch of Clunie.

Clunie is a small settlement in Perthshire, Scotland, 4 miles west of Blairgowrie. It lies on the western shore of the Loch of Clunie. Near the village are the foundations of what is believed to have been be a castle used by Kenneth MacAlpin, the first king of Scotland, as a base for hunting in the nearby royal forest of Clunie.

On a small island (formerly a crannog) in the loch stand the remains of Clunie Castle, a tower house of the Bishops of Dunkeld. The last pre-Reformation bishop, Robert Crichton, passed the property to his near relative, Robert Crichton, Lord Advocate of Scotland. His son James, the notable Scottish polymath better known as the Admirable Crichton, spent his childhood there.

Within the grounds of the parish church, rebuilt in 1840, stands a mausoleum with a romanesque doorway thought to be from an earlier 12th- or 13th-century church that stood on the same site. The church is now linked with those at Kinclaven and Caputh.

Clunie Primary School is now closed but the local hall survives with regular functions taking place.

Clunie is the birthplace of John James Rickard Macleod, co-recipient of the 1923 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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