Fintry

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For the provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, see Fintry Provincial Park and Protected Area. For district of the city of Dundee, see Fintry, Dundee.
Fintry
Scottish Gaelic: Fionn Treabh
Fintry, Stirling.jpg
Looking down on Fintry from the north slopes of the Campsie Fells
Fintry is located in Stirling
Fintry
Fintry
 Fintry shown within the Stirling council area
Population 691 
OS grid reference NS615865
Civil parish Fintry
Council area Stirling
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G63 0**
Dialling code 01360
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Stirling
Scottish Parliament Stirling
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°03′12″N 4°13′27″W / 56.053350°N 4.224040°W / 56.053350; -4.224040

Fintry is a small village in central Scotland, nestled in the strath of the Endrick Water between the Campsie Fells and the Fintry Hills, some 19 miles (30.5 km) north of Glasgow. It is within the local government council area of Stirling. The 2001 census results show that Fintry and the surrounding rural area had a population of 691.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The village has a Sports Club with rugby pitches. There is a primary school in the village with a nursery class annex. It also has a hotel - Culcreuch Castle which is reputed to be home to the largest colony of bats in Britain. It is a popular wedding venue. There is another pub in the village - The Fintry Inn with a second pub/hotel currently closed and for sale (2013). Secondary age pupils attend Balfron High School for which a school bus is provided. This is the only public transport out of the village apart from the post bus. If Catholic pupils wanted to attend an RC school they would be bussed to St Modan's, Stirling but it is not believed any currently attend.

The old village lies along the main road with a second part off the Kippen Road and consisting of much more expensive housing.

Religion[edit]

Fintry is a Church of Scotland Parish in the Presbytery of Stirling. The kirk is located to the East of the village. The parish minister for Fintry is shared with Balfron with the Manse located there.

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