Waterloo, Perth and Kinross

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Waterloo
Waterloo is located in Perth and Kinross
Waterloo
Waterloo
 Waterloo shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO059368
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
Scottish Parliament North Tayside
North East Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°30′50″N 3°31′51″W / 56.513804°N 3.530770°W / 56.513804; -3.530770

Waterloo

Waterloo is a small hamlet in Perth and Kinross, Scotland approximately 1/2 a mile to a mile north of Bankfoot on the old A9.[1]

Eytmology[edit]

Local opinion is divided on the origin of the name. Most agree that the hamlet was named after the Battle of Waterloo. However, some say it was named Waterloo because it was settled by soldiers returning from the battle, while others assert that it was given the name because the hamlet was built for the widows of the soldiers who did not return from the battle.

Education[edit]

Waterloo is in the catchment area for Auchtergaven Primary School in nearby Bankfoot.

Transport[edit]

Waterloo lies on the B867 (the old A9). It has one bus stop and is served by the Number 23 bus that runs between Perth and Aberfeldy and is operated By Stagecoach.

The nearest railway station is Dunkeld and Birnam approximately 3 miles north of Waterloo.

Staredam Standing Stones[edit]

Just outside of Waterloo there are two standing stones known as the Staredam standing stones.[2] The stone on the right-hand side (if you are facing the stones from the road) has a cross carved in it and is suggested to be one of the earliest examples of Christian symbology being carved on pre-historic standing stones.[3]

Steardam is also mentioned in Sir Walter Scott's book The Fair Maid of Perth.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Maps
  2. ^ http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/26994/details/staredam/
  3. ^ http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=4140
  4. ^ Holder, G., (2006), The Guide to Mysterious Perthshire, Tempus : Gloucestershire. pp. 153-154. ISBN 978-0-7524-4140-5.