Abernyte

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Abernyte
Abernyte is located in Perth and Kinross
Abernyte
Abernyte
Abernyte shown within Perth and Kinross
Population 116 [1]
OS grid reference NO258312
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERTH
Postcode district PH14
Dialling code 01828
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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 the 3rd 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". 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. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Abernyte Primary School". Perth and Kinross Council. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Abernyte Church". Carse Churches. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Dundee Courier newspaper, 3 May 2015

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