Carmyllie

Carmyllie (Gaelic: Càrn Mhoillidh) is a rural parish in Angus, Scotland. It is situated on high ground between Arbroath, on the coast, and the inland county town of Forfar.[1] The main settlements in the parish are Redford, Greystone, Guynd and Milton of Carmyllie. There is a Church of Scotland church and a primary school. The Elliot Water rises in the west of the parish.

Carmyllie
Carmyllie is located in Angus
Carmyllie
Carmyllie
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO550420
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARBROATH
Postcode districtDD11
Dialling code01241
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°34′06″N 2°43′54″W / 56.568364°N 2.731575°W / 56.568364; -2.731575Coordinates: 56°34′06″N 2°43′54″W / 56.568364°N 2.731575°W / 56.568364; -2.731575
The parish kirk

EconomyEdit

Carmyllie was formerly known for its stone quarries. For many centuries these produced high quality sandstone that was shipped all over the world.[2] Carmyllie post office was closed in September 2008. Between 1900 and 1965 Carmyllie was linked to Arbroath by the Carmyllie Railway.

Clan StrachanEdit

Carmyllie has a traditional association with Clan Strachan.

Notable natives and residentsEdit

Carmyllie, New ZealandEdit

There is also a Carmyllie in the South Island of New Zealand, some 76 km east of Invercargill.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7
  2. ^ Edinburgh Geological Society: Sandstone quarrying in Angus Archived 10 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine