Cowie, Stirling

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Cowie
Cowie, Stirlingshire - geograph.org.uk - 160337.jpg
The main road through Cowie
Cowie is located in Stirling
Cowie
Cowie
Location within the Stirling council area
Population2,713 [1]
OS grid referenceNS838890
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStirling
Postcode districtFK7
Dialling code01786
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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56°04′50″N 3°52′01″W / 56.0805°N 3.867°W / 56.0805; -3.867Coordinates: 56°04′50″N 3°52′01″W / 56.0805°N 3.867°W / 56.0805; -3.867

Cowie (Scottish Gaelic: Collaidh, meaning wooded place) is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. Historically part of Stirlingshire, it lies on the minor B9124 road approximately 4 miles (6 kilometres) southeast of Stirling and about 1 mile (1.5 kilometres) north of the A9 road. The United Kingdom Census 2011 recorded the population as 2,713.[1]

Excavations have identified Mesolithic and Neolithic settlement remains at Chapelfield.[2][3]

Cowie was formerly a pit village and stone quarrying was carried on in the surrounds. It is now the site of a factory manufacturing engineered wood products and other light industries.[4]

Recent years have seen significant new housing developments in the village for commuters.

The "Caberboard" fibreboard factory in Cowie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cowie" (PDF). 2011 Census Stirling. Stirling Council. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Cowie: Settlement (Neolithic), Unidentified Pottery (Neolithic) (110514)". Canmore. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  3. ^ Atkinson, John A (2002). "Excavation of a Neolithic occupation site at Chapelfield, Cowie, Stirling". Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 132: 139. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Cowie, Stirling". Gazetteer for Scotland.