Buchanan Smithy

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Buchanan Smithy
Buchanan Smithy Cottages.jpg
Cottages in Buchanan Smithy
Buchanan Smithy is located in Stirling
Buchanan Smithy
Buchanan Smithy
Buchanan Smithy shown within the Stirling council area
OS grid reference NS463894
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Glasgow
Postcode district G63
Dialling code 01360
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56°04′25″N 4°28′09″W / 56.0735°N 4.4692°W / 56.0735; -4.4692Coordinates: 56°04′25″N 4°28′09″W / 56.0735°N 4.4692°W / 56.0735; -4.4692

Buchanan Smithy is a hamlet in Buchanan in the far west of Stirling, Scotland. The current settlement was mostly purpose-built in the 18th century for the estate workers of James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose, who lived at nearby Buchanan Castle. The name "Smithy" arose due to the presence of three blacksmiths there. Today the main local industries are forestry, agriculture and tourism.

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