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Craichie from the west
Craichie is located in Angus
Craichie shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO503473
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FORFAR
Postcode district DD8
Dialling code 01307
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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56°36′54″N 2°48′41″W / 56.614920°N 2.811386°W / 56.614920; -2.811386Coordinates: 56°36′54″N 2°48′41″W / 56.614920°N 2.811386°W / 56.614920; -2.811386

Craichie (previously Craquhy) is a hamlet in the parish of Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland. Craichie is three miles south-east of Forfar and two miles south-west of Letham, at a junction on the B9128 Carnoustie to Forfar road.[1]


The hamlet was mentioned in 1329 in the Registers of the Abbey of Arbroath. The Registers recorded that they were owned by Walter de Tulloch in 1438, and Alexander of Sturrock in 1509.[2] It had a primary school from 1900 until the 1980s which served the hamlet as well as the surrounding area. It is now served by Letham Primary School. Craichie has expanded through new houses built in the late 20th century and in 2003-4.[3]


  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7 
  2. ^ Registrum de Aberbrothoc, pub 1856
  3. ^ Craichie - Angus Ahead, 2015