Bankfoot

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Bankfoot
Dunkeld Road, Bankfoot.jpg
A view south along Bankfoot's Dunkeld Road
Bankfoot is located in Perth and Kinross
Bankfoot
Bankfoot
Bankfoot shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO067354
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH1
Dialling code01738
PoliceScottish
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AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
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UK
Scotland
56°30′05″N 3°31′02″W / 56.5013°N 3.5172°W / 56.5013; -3.5172Coordinates: 56°30′05″N 3°31′02″W / 56.5013°N 3.5172°W / 56.5013; -3.5172

Bankfoot is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of Perth and 7 miles (11 km) south of Dunkeld. Bankfoot had a population of 1,136 in 2001.[1] In the 2011 Census the population of Bankfoot was 1,110 people with there being a slightly higher number of male residents (51.4%) than female residents (48.6%)[2]. It was found that 33% of Bankfoot residents were aged 60+ [3]

Education[edit]

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.[4]

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".[5]

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

Bankfoot was 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.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/browser/profile.jsp?profile=Population&mainArea=Bankfoot&mainLevel=Locality
  2. ^ GROS. "Area Profiles | Census Data Explorer | Scotland's Census". www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ GROS. "Area Profiles | Census Data Explorer | Scotland's Census". www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ http://www.auchtergaven.pkc.sch.uk/ (accessed on 21/06/08)
  5. ^ http://www.bankfootchurch.org.uk/ "The website of the Bankfoot Church Centre" (accessed on 24/01/2011)
  6. ^ "Bankfoot to host Caledonia Challenge Cup" - Perthshire Advertiser, 20 August 2010