Kinbuck

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Kinbuck
Houses on the B8033 at Kinbuck (geograph 4235638).jpg
Houses on the B8033 at Kinbuck
Kinbuck is located in Stirling
Kinbuck
Kinbuck
Kinbuck shown within the Stirling council area
Population114 [1]
OS grid referenceNN793049
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDunblane
Postcode districtFK15
Dialling code01786
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56°13′17″N 3°56′53″W / 56.2213°N 3.9481°W / 56.2213; -3.9481Coordinates: 56°13′17″N 3°56′53″W / 56.2213°N 3.9481°W / 56.2213; -3.9481

Kinbuck is a hamlet[1] in Stirlingshire, Scotland. It lies by the Allan Water and the Stirling-Perth Railway line. It is four miles north of Dunblane.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Despite a campaign to save it, Kinbuck Primary School was controversially closed in 1998. At the time its closure was announced the school had just 24 pupils and the action saved the local authority over £30000 annually. Students from the village were then sent to nearby Newton Primary School. The Victorian building remains standing and is now used as the village's community centre, where several events are held annually for all to attend.[3][4][5][6]

History[edit]

Kinbuck was the location of the retreat of the Jacobite troops under the Earl of Mar following the Battle of Sheriffmuir on 13 November 1715.[7]

Nearby is the B listed Kinbuck Bridge as well as the A listed Cromlix House, former seat of Viscount Strathallan and the Clan Drummond family.[8] Cromlix house is now a hotel.[9]

Electricity/Gas[edit]

Due to its rural location the hamlet is often subject to power and gas outages.[10][11]

Kinbuck is situated at the start of the controversial Beauly-Denny power line.[12][13][14]

Flooding[edit]

The area around Kinbuck floods easily due to the proximity of the River Allan.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Details of Kinbuck". Scottish-places.info. 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  2. ^ "Overview of Kinbuck". Scottish-places.info. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. ^ Keith Sinclair (1998-03-23). "Warning on rural school closures - Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  4. ^ David Ross Highland Correspondent (1998-03-24). "Death knell sounds for country schools - Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  5. ^ http://minutes.stirling.gov.uk/pdfs/children/Reports/Microsoft%20Word%20-%201E398R01.pdf
  6. ^ Dunblane set to make choice[dead link]
  7. ^ Alexander B Barty, (1944), The History of Dunblane
  8. ^ "Great Places to Stay - Cromlix House Hotel". Rampantscotland.com. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  9. ^ "Cromlix House Hotel".
  10. ^ "20,000 homes hit by power cuts | Glasgow and West | STV News". News.stv.tv. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  11. ^ From the archive (1998-11-06). "Gas disruption continues - Herald Scotland | Sport | SPL | Aberdeen". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  12. ^ "Pylon screening plans ready in July". Stirling Observer. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  13. ^ "Stirling Council unite over pylons issue". Stirling Observer. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  14. ^ "Pylons on the cards". Stirling Observer. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  15. ^ "30 sheep killed after flooding forced them on to rail line". The Courier. Archived from the original on 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2011-12-07.

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