Perth and Kinross

A village in the Carse of Gowrie, southeast Perth and Kinross, Inchture lies 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Dundee. Derived from the Gaelic Innis-tuir or island of the tower, there was little evidence of either when the village was rebuilt on the line of a new toll road in the early 19th Century. Inchture Parish Church was first recorded in the 12th century, was rebuilt in 1834, burned to the ground in 1890 and rebuilt in grand Gothic style the following year. In 2000, a fine stained glass window was installed in the church to celebrate the Millennium. Until 1916 there was a horse-drawn tram link between the Dundee-Perth railway and Inchture from Inchture Station. To the north of Inchture is Rossie Priory, the home of the Kinnaird family one of whom, the Hon. Douglas Kinnaird, was banker and literary agent for Lord Byron. Tracing its origins back to 1927 and still based at Moncur Farm to the east of the village, Taylor Food Group are a family-owned farming, potato wholesaler, crisp manufacturing and transport group.

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