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Findo Gask

Coordinates: 56°21′50″N 3°36′58″W / 56.364°N 3.616°W / 56.364; -3.616
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Findo Gask
The River Earn in Findo Gask
Findo Gask is located in Perth and Kinross
Findo Gask
Findo Gask
Location within Perth and Kinross
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH1
Dialling code01738
List of places
56°21′50″N 3°36′58″W / 56.364°N 3.616°W / 56.364; -3.616

Findo Gask is a small village in Perth and Kinross in Scotland, just off the main A9 road. It is in Strathearn.

There are nearby remains associated with the Roman Road to the south[1] and the Roman Frontier[2] on the Gask Ridge.

The area was associated with the family of Laurence Oliphant,[3] and his daughter, the songwriter Lady Nairne, was born there.[4]

During the Second World War, units of the Polish Army were stationed at Findo Gask Airfield (now disused).[5]

The woodlands around Findo Gask are known[by whom?] to be excellent sites for the collection of truffles, particularly black truffles, and truffle hunters can often be observed there during certain seasons.[citation needed]

Gask House was built here in 1801 designed by Richard Crichton a pupil of Robert Adam.[6]


Gask refers to the nearby Gask Ridge.[7] In Scottish Gaelic, a gasg is a projecting tail or strip of land. The name is shared with other local places including Nether Gask Cottage and Trinity Gask.[8]

Findo is a reference to Fynnoga or Findoca,[9] a saint commemorated in the area. The village was once known as Fyndogask. ("FINDO" is also an aviation waypoint in the vicinity.)[10]

In popular culture[edit]

Findo Gask is the name of a demon in Angel Fire East and Armageddon's Children, part of a series of epic fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.

The short story Findo Gask by Elizabeth E. Wein appears in the anthology Concussion published for the 57th British National Science Fiction Convention (April 2006), edited by Bridget Bradshaw, Farah Mendlesohn and Peter Young.

Glasgow-based electropop band Findo Gask are named after the village.

On the Origin of Findo Gask is a book by David McCreight, about the coming of age of a teenager in the Black Isle of Scotland.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Findo Gask". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Roman Frontier on the Gask Ridge". The Roman Gask Project. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Laurence Oliphant of Gask". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  4. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "GASK HOUSE (Category B Listed Building) (LB11207)". Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Findo Gask Airfield". controltowers.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  6. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects
  7. ^ "Gask Ridge". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Trinity Gask". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  9. ^ "Chronicles of Strathearn". scotsites.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  10. ^ FINDO – OpenNav.com