Drymen

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Drymen
Scottish Gaelic: Druiminn
The Square, Drymen.jpg
The Square, Drymen
Drymen is located in Stirling
Drymen
Drymen
 Drymen shown within the Stirling council area
Population 820 
OS grid reference NS475885
Civil parish Drymen
Council area Stirling
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G63 0xx
Dialling code 01360
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Stirling
Scottish Parliament Stirling
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Coordinates: 56°03′54″N 4°27′04″W / 56.06496°N 4.45107°W / 56.06496; -4.45107

Drymen (Scottish Gaelic Druiminn) is a village in Stirling district in central Scotland. Drymen lies to the west of the Campsie Fells and enjoys views to Dumgoyne on the east and to Loch Lomond on the west. The Queen Elizabeth Forest reaches down to the village edge, and the whole area is part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (the first National Park in Scotland). The population at the 2011 census was 820.

It is often used as an overnight stop for hikers on the West Highland Way, and forms the western end of the Rob Roy Way. There are a couple of pubs and a walkers' shop. The Clachan pub claims to be the oldest pub in Scotland and to have a connection with the family of Rob Roy.

Despite the growth in the numbers of villagers commuting to Glasgow to work, there remains an agricultural tradition in the area. Every year, in early summer, an agricultural show is held in the fields around the Endrick Water.

The Scottish family name Drummond is derived from the Scottish Gaelic form of the village's name.

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