Fintry

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Fintry
Fintry, Stirling.jpg
Looking down on Fintry from the north slopes of the Campsie Fells
Fintry is located in Stirling
Fintry
Fintry
Location within the Stirling council area
Population717 
OS grid referenceNS615865
Civil parish
  • Fintry
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG63 0**
Dialling code01360
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°03′12″N 4°13′27″W / 56.053350°N 4.224040°W / 56.053350; -4.224040Coordinates: 56°03′12″N 4°13′27″W / 56.053350°N 4.224040°W / 56.053350; -4.224040

Fintry is a village in central Scotland, nestled in the strath of the Endrick Water between the Campsie Fells and the Fintry Hills, some 19 miles (30.5 km) north of Glasgow. It is within the local government council area of Stirling. The 2011 census results report that Fintry and the surrounding rural area had a population of 717.[1] The centre of the village along Main Street has been designated a Conservation Area by Stirling Council.

Facilities[edit]

Culcreuch Castle, on the outskirts of the village, is a historic seat of the chiefs of the Galbraith clan, and now functions as a hotel, visitor attraction, and popular wedding venue. The village has a Sports Club, which includes a 4-rink indoor bowling hall. The rugby pitches adjacent are home to Strathendrick Rugby Football Club. There is a primary school in the village with a nursery class annex. Fintry is within the catchment area of Balfron High School, for which a school bus is provided. There is a village pub, The Fintry Inn. Public transport is provided by the Stirling Council Demand Responsive Transport "Taxi" Service. There is a village hall, The Menzies Hall, home to Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society.

Religion[edit]

Fintry is a Church of Scotland Parish in the Presbytery of Stirling. The kirk is located to the East of the village. The parish minister for Fintry is shared with Balfron with the Manse located there.

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