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Collace village
Collace from the path to Dunsinane Hill

Collace (/kəˈls/) is a parish in Perthshire, Scotland, 8 miles (13 kilometres) northeast of Perth, in the Carse of Gowrie district.[1] The parish boundary includes the neighbouring villages of Kinrossie and Saucher.[2]

The traditional industries of the area are farming, quarrying (sandstone) and weaving, but the latter is now gone.[3]

Dunsinane Hill, mentioned in the Shakespeare play Macbeth, is located near Collace.[2] King's Seat, a low hill east of the village, is marked romantically on older maps as "Macbeth's Castle".[4]

Bandirran Stone Circle stands just south of the village.[5]


The current Collace parish church building dates from 1812 to 1813 and is on the site of an earlier church dedicated in 1242. Four stained glass windows from 1919 depict scenes from the life of Christ. In the graveyard are important 17th- and 18th-century gravestones, a rare medieval Discoid stone and a conserved mort-house. Next to the church are the remains of a medieval building with a Romanesque arch which was used as the mausoleum for the Nairne family. The chief mansion house is Dunsinnan House, former seat of the extinct Nairne of Dunsinnan baronetcy.[2] An example of a 19th-century morthouse is located in the churchyard.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Collace, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Perthshire Blogspot". 10 December 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Collace Perthshire Scotland". 10 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Sweet, Andy. "Bandirran (west) - stone circle in Collace, Perthshire - Stravaiging around Scotland".
  6. ^ "(In)famous people buried in Collace churchyard". Collace Primary School. Archived from the original on 17 October 2016.

Coordinates: 56°28′37″N 3°17′35″W / 56.4770°N 3.2930°W / 56.4770; -3.2930