Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield

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Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield
Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield is located in Perth and Kinross
Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield
Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield
 Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO074249
Council area Perth and Kinross
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERTH
Postcode district PH1
Dialling code 01738
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ochil and South Perthshire
Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perth
Mid Scotland and Fife
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Coordinates: 56°24′26″N 3°30′08″W / 56.407229°N 3.502178°W / 56.407229; -3.502178

The clock tower at Huntingtower

Huntingtower and Ruthvenfield, a village of Perthshire, Scotland, on the Almond, 3 miles northwest of Perth, and within 1 mile of Almondbank station on the Caledonian railway. Pop. (1901) 459.

Bleaching, the chief industry, dates from 1774, when the bleaching-field was formed. By means of an old aqueduct, said to have been built by the Romans, it was provided with water from the Almond, the properties of which render it specially suited for bleaching.

Huntingtower (originally Ruthven) Castle, a once formidable structure, was the scene of the Raid of Ruthven (pron. Rivven), when the Protestant lords, headed by William, 4th Lord Ruthven and 1st earl of Gowrie (1441–1584), kidnapped the boy-king James VI, on August 22, 1582. The earl's sons were slain in the attempt (known as the Gowrie conspiracy) to capture James VI (1600), consequent on which the Scots parliament ordered the name of Ruthven to be abolished, and the barony to be known in future as Huntingtower.

Notable persons[edit]

George Turnbull was brought up in Huntingtower. He was the Chief Engineer building the first major Indian railway in the 1850s.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diaries of George Turnbull (Chief Engineer, East Indian Railway Company) held at the Centre of South Asian Studies at Cambridge University, England
  2. ^ George Turnbull, C.E. 437-page memoirs published privately 1893, scanned copy held in the British Library, London on compact disk since 2007

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.