Caputh, Perth and Kinross

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Caputh in the winter
Caputh is located in Perth and Kinross
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO088400
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPH13
Dialling code01828
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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56°32′35″N 3°29′05″W / 56.543115°N 3.484786°W / 56.543115; -3.484786Coordinates: 56°32′35″N 3°29′05″W / 56.543115°N 3.484786°W / 56.543115; -3.484786

Caputh (/ˈkpəθ/ KAY-pəth) is a parish and village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies on the A984 Coupar Angus to Dunkeld road about 6 miles (10 kilometres) southeast of Dunkeld and 8 miles (13 kilometres) west of Coupar Angus.[1]

It stands on the River Tay.[2]

The parish includes the East Cult standing stones.[3]

A 120m wide cairn, known as Cairnmore, was removed to facilitate farming in the 19th century. Remains of an important Roman fort still exist nearby at Inchtuthill.[4] Cleaven Dyke is near Meikleour[5] in the same Parish and was long-thought to be Roman too, but is now regarded as being a substantial Neolithic cursus.[6]

Dunkeld was partly in Caputh parish until 1891.[7]


The village has a primary school[8] - Glendelvine Primary School built in 1876.

Notable people[edit]

From 1869 to 1893 Rev Theodore Marshall was minister of Caputh. In 1908 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He died during his year in office. The famous singer, Belle Stewart, was "born in a bow tent on the banks of the River Tay on 18 July 1906 in... Caputh".[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey, Great Britain (2008), "Blairgowrie & Forest of Alyth", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), ISBN 978-0-319-23121-0
  2. ^ GENUKI. "Genuki: Caputh, Perthshire". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  3. ^ "East Cult | standing stones | Stravaiging around Scotland".
  4. ^ "Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit - Inchtuthil Fort, Perthshire". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Cleaven Dyke | Canmore". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Parish of Caputh from The Gazetteer for Scotland". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  7. ^ Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Graphic and Accurate Description of Every Place in Scotland, Frances Hindes Groome (1901), p. 435
  8. ^ "Glendelvine Primary - Home". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  9. ^ Stewart, Sheila (2006). Queen Amang the Heather: the life of Belle Stewart. Edinburgh: Birlinn. p. 1.