Collace

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Collace village
Collace from the path to Dunsinane Hill

Collace[pronunciation?] is a parish in Perthshire, Scotland, lying 8 miles north-east 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 Shakespeare's 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]

Buildings[edit]

Collace parish church was built as a Free Church in 1854 but changed to the Church of Scotland in 1929. It was originally known as the Burrelton Free Church and later as Buerrelton and Cargill. Its stained glass is by William Meigle & Son.[6]

The chief mansion house is Dunsinnan House, former seat of the extinct Nairne of Dunsinnan baronetcy.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Collace, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Perthshire Blogspot". Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Collace Perthshire Scotland". perthshire.blogspot.co.uk.
  4. ^ http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/ordnance-survey-map-series/list/os6inch/perthshire/collace
  5. ^ Sweet, Andy. "Bandirran (west) - stone circle in Collace, Perthshire - Stravaiging around Scotland". www.stravaiging.com.
  6. ^ "Sacred Scotland - Scotland's Churches Scheme". www.scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk.
  7. ^ http://www.collace.pkc.sch.uk/our%20work%20page%201112/Collace%20Churchyard%20Heritage/famous%20people%20in%20churchyard.htm

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