Forgandenny

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Forgandenny
Forgandenny Primary School.jpg
Forgandenny primary school
Forgandenny is located in Perth and Kinross
Forgandenny
Forgandenny
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO086180
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH2
Dialling code01738
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°20′46″N 3°28′48″W / 56.346118°N 3.479960°W / 56.346118; -3.479960Coordinates: 56°20′46″N 3°28′48″W / 56.346118°N 3.479960°W / 56.346118; -3.479960

Forgandenny (Scottish Gaelic Forgrann Eithne, 'Over-Bog of Eithne' [an ancient female Gaelic name])) is a small village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, located four miles south of Perth. Perth is a 20-minute bus ride from Forgandenny, and there is a regular Stagecoach service. It is 45 minutes from Edinburgh and one hour from Glasgow. There is a daily train service from Perth to London King's Cross.

The post office

Forgandenny has a church (of Norman origin, though the windows and doors are not original), village hall and a primary school. Its Post Office[1] closed in 2020 after its owners for 32 years, Jim and Jacqueline Johnston, retired. "Everything is online," said Jim Johnston in April 2020. "The last few years all we have sold is sweets and soft drinks. It's time to put the feet up." The Post Office said it is committed to maintaining a branch in the village.[2]

Near the village since 1920 is Strathallan School, a boarding school of approximately 550 pupils and 70 staff, many of whom live in Forgandenny.

Gregory Ross released a book called Forgandenny, a Place in History (Forgandenny: Triuirdarach Publishing ISBN 9780955714207) on 1 December, 2007. The book tells the story of the history of Forgandenny and also includes Aberdalgie, Pathstruie, West Dron and Pitkeathly.

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Media related to Forgandenny at Wikimedia Commons

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Citations
  1. ^ Forgandenny Post Office - RoyalMail.com
  2. ^ "Village poised to lose its post office and only shop"] - The Courier, 27 April, 2020
  3. ^ a b Drummond 1845.
  4. ^ Scott 1923.
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