Abernyte

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Abernyte
Abernyte is located in Perth and Kinross
Abernyte
Abernyte
Abernyte shown within Perth and Kinross
Population116 [1]
OS grid referenceNO258312
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH14
Dialling code01828
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°28′01″N 3°12′21″W / 56.467068°N 3.205881°W / 56.467068; -3.205881Coordinates: 56°28′01″N 3°12′21″W / 56.467068°N 3.205881°W / 56.467068; -3.205881

Abernyte[pronunciation?] is a small village in Perth and Kinross in Scotland.

The village lies roughly 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of the former Inchture railway station, and around 7 miles (11 km) west of Dundee.[2]

Abernyte

The village has a heritage organisation, the Abernyte Heritage Group, which was formed in 1988. The group was formed by a mixture of longstanding residents and more recent arrivals to Abernyte and was part of a drive to maintain and celebrate the village's distinct local identity.[3] The group undertook an oral history project in 1996 which is now held at the archives at the University of Dundee.[3]

The history of Abernyte in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is documented in Abernyte: The Quiet Revolution which was written by Dr Mary Young and the Abernyte Heritage Group and published in 2008.[4][5][6]

The Scottish Antique and Arts Centre lies around a quarter mile South of the village.

In 2001 the population was 106 and had risen to 116 in 2011.

The village has a small school with only 8 pupils[7] and parish church which is part of the Abernyte linked with Inchture and Kinnaird linked with Longforgan grouping of churches.[8]

A light aircraft crashed in poor visibility close to Abernyte in the early afternoon of 3 May 2015. Both men on board died. The wreckage was found on a hilltop at Outfield Farm next to Pitmiddle Wood between Abernyte and Kinnaird. The 'plane had left Inverness airport heading for Dundee airport. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Profile for Abernyte
  3. ^ a b "MS 281 Abernyte Oral History Collection". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Book Review". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Abernyte Heritage Group". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Obituary Dr Mary Young". The Cumberland News. 26 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Abernyte Primary School". Perth and Kinross Council. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Abernyte Church". Carse Churches. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  9. ^ Dundee Courier newspaper, 3 May 2015

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