Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: village
Population (2011): 4075    
(2001): 3890
(1991): 3929
(1981): 4067
(1971): 2350
(1961): 1642
(1951): 1514
(1901): 1014
(Police Burgh)
(1881): 1119
(1871): 1157
(1861): 1122
(1841): 998

Tourist Rating: No
Text of Entry Updated: 18-JUN-2023

Latitude: 57.6885°N Longitude: 4.1705°W
National Grid Reference: NH 707 686
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Due to drunkenness associated with the naval base, the government took over all of the public houses in the area in 1916-18 under the State Management Scheme, closing many and serving reduced-strength beer under strict conditions at the others. This proved a lucrative enterprise for the Treasury!

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