Inverkeilor

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Inverkeilor
Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Chìollair
Inverkeilor is located in Angus
Inverkeilor
Inverkeilor
 Inverkeilor shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO664493
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
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Coordinates: 56°38′04″N 2°32′58″W / 56.634321°N 2.549341°W / 56.634321; -2.549341

Inverkeilor

Inverkeilor is a village and parish in Angus, Scotland. It lies near the North Sea coast, midway between Arbroath and Montrose. The A92 road now bypasses the village.[1]

The population of Inverkeilor parish in the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 972, up from 902 in 1991. The population has been accommodated in recent years by the building of new houses in the village.

Inverkeilor Primary School had an enrollment of 76 pupils at the beginning of the 2005–2006 school year, its current head teacher is Linda Cartlidge.[2] In 2002 the school underwent refurbishment and had an extension added to the main building as well solar panels put on the roof. This also resulted in the destruction of the old prefab buildings which had been in use since the 1950s.

The parish was previously known as Conghoillis, and Watson writes that it was dedicated to a Saint Mo Chonóc of Cell Mucroisse, who may be associated with Forteviot or St Andrews, or perhaps County Wexford in Ireland.

The 12th century Red Castle built by the Barclay family is to the east of Inverkeilor, overlooking Lunan Bay. To the south-west is Ethie Castle, formerly the seat of the Earl of Northesk, which appears under the name of Knockwinnoch in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Antiquary.

Inverkeilor currently has a pub called The Chance Inn and a restaurant called Gordon's. It also has a large public park which was refurbished in 2013.

Natives of Inverkeilor

  • Robert Bruce, DFC (1915 - 2012), cellist, composer, Cardiff University music lecturer, and conscientious objector who became a highly successful navigator on RAF Mosquitoes in World War II with Canadian ace Russell Bannock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7 
  2. ^ "Inverkeilor Primary School". Retrieved 1 September 2009. [dead link]

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