Pitcairngreen

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Pitcairngreen
Pitcairngreen is located in Perth and Kinross
Pitcairngreen
Pitcairngreen
 Pitcairngreen shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO0648227138
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 & South Perthshire
Scottish Parliament North Tayside
North East Scotland
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Coordinates: 56°25′35″N 3°31′04″W / 56.4264°N 3.5178°W / 56.4264; -3.5178

Pitcairngreen (pronounced 'Pit-cairn Green') is a hamlet / very small village in Perth and Kinross which is more or less adjoined to the much larger village of Almondbank. It lies around 4 miles northwest of Perth, and as its name would suggest, two features of the settlement are a green and a cairn.

The Village's layout was designed in 1786 to have a green at the centre of it by James Stobie factor to John Murray, the 4th Duke of Atholl.The presence of a village green is unusual for a Scottish village as these are more commonly associated with traditional English villages. Stobie designed Pitcairngreen to be an industrial textile manufacturing village for Thomas Graham, a textile manufacturer.[1] Its rivalry with the Manchester textile factories is set out in the poem "The Scottish Village, or Pitcairngreen" by Hannah Cowley which starts with the lines:

"Go Manchester and weep thy slighted loom
its arts are cherished now in Pitcairne Green."[1]

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The village has a pub called the Pitcairngreen Inn,[2] a village hall and a park or green which the village is built around.

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