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Inchture[pronunciation?] is a village in Scotland between Dundee and Perth on the northern side of the Firth of Tay. It is approximately nine miles (14 km) from Dundee city centre and 13 miles (21 km) from Perth. The village is bypassed by on the A90 trunk road road and benefits from a flyover (grade-separated) junction onto the road making it popular with commuters working in Dundee and further afield.
Inchture is a prosperous village with expensive houses. The village comprises a post office, small shop, a new Spar store, hotel, a primary school and a church. There are approximately 100 original houses in the village although an additional 130 homes are currently[when?] being constructed by Muir Homes and Barratt Homes.
At the east end of the village is a lodge and avenue that formerly led to the mansion of Rossie Priory, now cut off by the modern A90. This avenue is lined on both sides by giant redwood trees (Sequoiadendron giganteum). These were planted in 1853, and are the first known examples of the species successfully cultivated outside North America.
Near Inchture is Ballindean House, significant for its association with John Wedderburn of Ballendean (NB spelling) and his slave Joseph Knight and thus with the cause of abolitionism in the United Kingdom.
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