|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Pitcairngreen (pronounced 'Pit-cairn Green') is a hamlet in the Scottish council area of Perth and Kinross which is more or less adjoined to the much larger village of Almondbank. It lies around 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Perth, and as its name would suggest, two features of the settlement are a green and a cairn.
The village's layout was designed in 1786 to have a green at the centre of it by James Stobie, a factor to John Murray, the 4th Duke of Atholl. The presence of a village green is unusual for a Scottish village as these are more commonly associated with traditional English villages. Stobie designed Pitcairngreen to be an industrial textile manufacturing village for Thomas Graham, a textile manufacturer. Its rivalry with the Manchester textile factories is set out in the poem "The Scottish Village, or Pitcairngreen" by Hannah Cowley which starts with the lines:
- "Go Manchester and weep thy slighted loom
- its arts are cherished now in Pitcairne Green."
- "Pitcairngreen". scottish-places.info.
- "The Pitcairngreen Inn - a traditional village pub near Perth". pitcairngreeninn.co.uk.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pitcairngreen.|
- Pitcairngreen, Gazetteer for Scotland
- Pitcairngreen, Classification and Statistics Gazetteer for Scotland
|This Perth and Kinross location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|