Blairlogie

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Blairlogie
Blairlogie House - geograph.org.uk - 321333.jpg
Blairlogie House
Blairlogie is located in Stirling
Blairlogie
Blairlogie
Location within the Stirling council area
Population58
OS grid referenceNS829968
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStirling
Postcode districtFK9
Dialling code01259
PoliceScottish
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56°08′58″N 3°53′11″W / 56.14947°N 3.88651°W / 56.14947; -3.88651Coordinates: 56°08′58″N 3°53′11″W / 56.14947°N 3.88651°W / 56.14947; -3.88651

Blairlogie is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland, situated at the base of the great southern rock-face of Dumyat between Stirling and Menstrie.

Blairlogie forms part of the parish of the ancient Logie Kirk which lies to its west. It comprises mainly 17th-19th century cottages and was one of central Scotland's earliest Conservation villages.[1]

At the foot of Castle Law (and giving its name to the hill) stood Blairlogie Castle, built in 1543 by Alexander Spittal and surviving until the early 20th century. The castle and surrounding estate was purchased by Lt Col Hare of Calder Hall in 1891 who extensively rebuilt it.[2]

An abandoned copper mine lies to the east of the village.[3]

Old drove track at Cotkerse by Blairlogie

Between 1598 and 1609, the minister of Logie Kirk was the poet Alexander Hume.[1]

The Scottish International rugby player Kenny Logan used to live in the village and several of his relatives live in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blairlogie: Overview". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  2. ^ Logie: A Parish History by Menzies Fergusson
  3. ^ Geological Survey of Great Britain (1920). Special Reports on the Mineral Resources of Great Britain. Stationery Office. p. 142.

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