Errol, Perth and Kinross

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Errol
Errol is located in Perth and Kinross
Errol
Errol
Errol shown within Perth and Kinross
Population 1,280 (2008)
OS grid reference NO252228
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERTH
Postcode district PH2
Dialling code 01821
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°23′29″N 3°12′48″W / 56.391524°N 3.213211°W / 56.391524; -3.213211Coordinates: 56°23′29″N 3°12′48″W / 56.391524°N 3.213211°W / 56.391524; -3.213211
Unicorn atop Errol's Mercat Cross

Errol is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland about halfway between Dundee and Perth. It is one of the principal settlements of the Carse of Gowrie.

Errol is known for its reeds, which used to be collected up to a few years ago to make thatched roofs. These reeds grow in the banks of the River Tay and act as home to a fairly uncommon bird called the bearded tit. Errol has a large church, built in 1831, known as the "Cathedral of The Carse" which can be seen from most parts of the village and from far around.

Errol is also known for its local brick factory.

Errol Primary School is over a century old and is where many local children go to learn. Errol has two general grocery shops; other local amenities include a chip shop, post office, one pub/restaurant, community centre, a doctors' surgery, pharmacy and hairdresser. The local winery Cairn O'Mohr has won many awards for its wines made from local produce such as oak sap, rhubarb and brambles and is situated on the same farmyard as Gillies & Mackay Ltd, a local shed company.

Errol lies on the National Cycle Network NCN 77 from Dundee to Pitlochry and is situated about a mile from the A90 Perth to Dundee Road. This makes it popular for people who commute to work. Errol is surrounded by agricultural flat fields and has a prominent attractive location within this setting.

The site of the wartime RAF Errol airfield is situated approximately one mile east of the village. It hosts the Errol car boot sale every Saturday and Sunday, bringing in many people from surrounding areas including Perth and Dundee.

The village had a railway station on the line between Perth and Dundee until the mid-1980s. British Rail announced its decision to close it on 30 September 1985.[1]

Errol is twinned with Mardié, a village on the Loire near Orléans in France.[2]

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  1. ^ "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)". Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ "ErrolVillage Information". Retrieved 15 July 2012. 

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