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Arnprior, Stirling

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Population  200
Country  Scotland
Post town  Stirling
Council area  Stirling
Dialling code  01786
OS grid reference  NS610948
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  FK8
Local time  Wednesday 9:34 PM
Civil parish  Kippen
Arnprior, Stirling
Weather  1°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 87% Humidity

Arnprior is a hamlet in the Stirling council area of Scotland on the A811 about 12 miles west of Stirling and is one of the smallest community council areas in the area with a population of about 200.

Map of Arnprior, Stirling, UK

The name is from the Gaelic 'earrann' meaning a division of land. The Prior of , who owned the land. Walter Comyn, the Earl of Menteith, founded Inchmahome Priory in 1238 and it is thought the name of the hamlet could date from then. There are other ‘Arns’ in the area, some of which indicate size (e.g. Arnmore) and others indicate previous owners (e.g. Arnfinlay).

The hamlet is next to the Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve and close to the east boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, which includes the Lake of Menteith.

The town of Arnprior, Ontario, Canada was named after the hamlet, the ancestral home of its founder.

Until 1996, the hamlet had a primary school. Due to a lack of pupils, it was shut down along with Croftamie Primary School and Kinbuck Primary School. Part of the school has since been converted into a nursery. Pupils were transferred to Buchlyvie Primary School.

References

Arnprior, Stirling Wikipedia


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