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Dunkeld Road, Bankfoot.jpg
A view south along Bankfoot's Dunkeld Road
Bankfoot is located in Perth and Kinross
 Bankfoot shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO067354
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 and South Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perthshire North
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Coordinates: 56°30′05″N 3°31′02″W / 56.501390°N 3.517272°W / 56.501390; -3.517272

Bankfoot is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, approximately eight miles north of Perth and seven miles south of Dunkeld. Bankfoot had a population of 1,136 in 2001.[1]


Bankfoot Post Office stands on the village's Main Street.
Until 1931 Bankfoot had a railway station, seen here in 1961.

The village has a primary school – Auchtergaven Primary School – which is named after the Church of Scotland parish of Auchtergaven, in which Bankfoot resides.[2]

Pubs and hotels[edit]

The village has two licensed premises: the Bankfoot Inn and the Atholl Inn. The Bankoot Inn is a restored 18th-century coaching inn which has a public bar with real ales, a lounge bar with fire and a restaurant. The inn hosts live music every month and also hosts a weekly "open session", to which musicians can bring an instrument and join in. The inn also has bedrooms. The Atholl is further north on the main street and also serves food.

Public spaces[edit]

The Bankfoot Church Centre opened in October 2008 to replace the nineteenth century church building which was destroyed by fire in February 2004. The building is used every day by many groups, fitting its tag line during the build "Bankfoot Church and Community Building Together".[3]



Bankfoot is home to the junior football club Bankfoot Athletic.

Other sports[edit]

Bankfoot has a tennis club with two courts, a badminton club and a bowling club, which hosted the Caledonia Challenge Cup in August 2010.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]