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Kirriemuir

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Kirriemuir, in old Forfarshire, is situated on a height above the glen through which the Gairie flows, 6 3/4 miles North West of the town of Forfar. The staple industry used to be linenweaving. The hand-loom lingered longer here than in any other place in Scotland.

The Rev. Dr Alexander Whyte (b. 1837) and J. M. Barrie (b. 1860) were natives, the latter having made the town famous under the name of Thrums. The original Secession church, the kirk of the Auld Lichts was founded in 1806 and rebuilt in 1893. Kinnordy, was the birthplace of Sir Charles Lyell the geologist; and Cortachy castle, a fine mansion in the Scottish Baronial style, about 4 miles North, the seat of the Earl of Airlie.



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