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Old Post Office at Rait - geograph.org.uk - 78145.jpg
The old post office in Rait
Rait is located in Perth and Kinross
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO252228
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH2
Dialling code0182
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°25′38″N 3°15′26″W / 56.42722°N 3.25722°W / 56.42722; -3.25722Coordinates: 56°25′38″N 3°15′26″W / 56.42722°N 3.25722°W / 56.42722; -3.25722

Rait (/rt/) is a small village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies 2 12 miles (4.0 km) north-west of Errol, in the Gowrie area west of Dundee, on a minor road crossing the Sidlaw Hills through the Glen of Rait.[1] The village is mainly residential with stone cotteges, some modern developments and also features some single storey thatched cottages dating back to the 1700s or early 1800s which form a fermtoun.[2] The former parish church, now ruined, was built in the Middle Ages, and abandoned in the 17th century when the parish of Rait was merged with Kilspindie.[3] The remains of a prehistoric promontory fort lie to the east of the village.[4] The 16th-century Fingask Castle is located to the north of the village, on the south-facing slopes of the Sidlaw Hills.[5]


  1. ^ Google. "Rait" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ Rait Undiscovered Scotland
  3. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Rait,old parish church (SM5613)". Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Rait Hill, fort (SM7251)". Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Fingask Castle  (Category B) (LB11634)". Retrieved 28 March 2019.