Thornhill, Stirling

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Lodge Blairhoyle, in Thornhill, is Britain's smallest purpose-built Masonic Lodge
Thornhill is located in Stirling
Thornhill shown within the Stirling council area
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Coordinates: 56°10′23″N 4°09′07″W / 56.173°N 4.152°W / 56.173; -4.152

Thornhill (Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc na Driseig) is a village in the Scottish council area of Stirling. It lies 14 miles from Stirling itself, south of Callander, east of Aberfoyle and west of Doune. The village is in the parish of Norrieston, named from the much earlier village of Norrieston which lay a little to the east of Thornhill. To its south west is Flanders Moss, the largest remaining area of lowland bog in Scotland.

The village is on a traditional east/west route from Dunblane to Aberfoyle[1] and was planned and founded at the end of the seventeenth century.[2]

The 2001 census population for the area covered by the Thornhill and Blairdrummond Community Council is 1,109.[3]

Thornhill has one primary school which in the session 2009-2010 had 62 pupils from the village and surrounding area.[4]

It is believed to have the smallest Masonic Lodge in Scotland.[5]

The Animal Planet series The Cats of Claw Hill was filmed in the village.

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  1. ^ Thornhill Community Trust - About Thornhill Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Thornhill". VisitScotland. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "2001 CENSUS RESULTS: THORNHILL & BLAIRDRUMMOND COMMUNITY COUNCIL" (PDF). Stirling Council. January 2004. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Thornhill Primary School
  5. ^ "Thornhill". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 

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