Bankfoot

Bankfoot is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of Perth and 7 miles (11 km) south of Dunkeld. Bankfoot had a population of 1,136 in 2001.[1] In the 2011 Census the population of Bankfoot was 1,110 people with there being a slightly higher number of male residents (51.4%) than female residents (48.6%).[2] It was found that 33% of Bankfoot residents were aged 60 or older.[3]

Bankfoot
Dunkeld Road, Bankfoot.jpg
A view south along Bankfoot's Dunkeld Road
Bankfoot is located in Perth and Kinross
Bankfoot
Bankfoot
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNO067354
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPERTH
Postcode districtPH1
Dialling code01738
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
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UK
Scotland
56°30′04″N 3°30′58″W / 56.501°N 3.516°W / 56.501; -3.516Coordinates: 56°30′04″N 3°30′58″W / 56.501°N 3.516°W / 56.501; -3.516

EducationEdit

 
Bankfoot Post Office was on the village's Main Street. It closed in 2008, with its services moved inside a nearby convenience store.[4] As of 2016, this building is now occupied by an antiques shop

The village has a primary school – Auchtergaven Primary School – which is named after the Church of Scotland parish of Auchtergaven, in which Bankfoot resides.[5]

Pubs and hotelsEdit

The village has two licensed premises: the Bankfoot Inn and the Atholl Inn. The Bankfoot Inn is a restored 18th-century coaching inn which has a public bar with real ales, a lounge bar with fire and a restaurant. The inn hosts live music every month and also hosts a weekly "open session", to which musicians can bring an instrument and join in. The inn also has bedrooms. The Atholl is further north on the main street and also serves food.

Public spacesEdit

The Bankfoot Church Centre opened in October 2008 to replace the nineteenth century church building which was destroyed by fire in February 2004. The building is used every day by many groups, fitting its tag line during the build "Bankfoot Church and Community Building Together".[6]

SportEdit

FootballEdit

Bankfoot was home to the junior football club Bankfoot Athletic.

Other sportsEdit

Bankfoot has a tennis club with two courts, a badminton club and a bowling club, which hosted the Caledonia Challenge Cup in August 2010.[7]

Public transportEdit

TrainEdit

 
Bankfoot railway station in 1961.

Until 1931 Bankfoot had a railway station, which was on the branch line to and from Perth railway station.

BusEdit

A bus service, started in the 1930s, of Stanley-based Allan & Scott, used to run the 5 miles (8 kilometres) between Stanley and Bankfoot twice a day on Sundays. The service was taken over in 1946 by A&C McLennan of Spittalfield. Permission to use double decker buses was granted in 1950. In 1952, the fare was 51/2 shillings single and 10 shillings return, with gradual increases to 8 shillings single and one farthing return by 1963. By 1966, the service operated only on the first Sunday of each month. Service was withdrawn in 1967.[8]

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.scrol.gov.uk/scrol/browser/profile.jsp?profile=Population&mainArea=Bankfoot&mainLevel=Locality
  2. ^ GROS. "Area Profiles | Census Data Explorer | Scotland's Census". www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ GROS. "Area Profiles | Census Data Explorer | Scotland's Census". www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Post office services to be restored at Bankfoot" - The Courier (Dundee)|The Courier]], 15 August 2011
  5. ^ http://www.auchtergaven.pkc.sch.uk/ (accessed on 21/06/08)
  6. ^ http://www.bankfootchurch.org.uk/ "The website of the Bankfoot Church Centre" (accessed on 24/01/2011)
  7. ^ "Bankfoot to host Caledonia Challenge Cup" - Perthshire Advertiser, 20 August 2010
  8. ^ The Courier, 2 April 2020, p. 28