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Pitcairn (Gael. pitht-a-chairn, 'hollow of the cairn') or Pitcairngreen, a village in Redgorton parish, Perthshire, near the left bank of the Almond, 1½ mile N of Almondbank station, and 4½ miles by road NW of Perth. Founded towards the close of last century on the estate of Lord Lynedoch, and advantageously situated for water power, it was predicted, in a poem by Mrs Cowley, to become a rival to Manchester, but has long ceased, except for being associated with places near it in the works of a factory and two bleaching greens, to give promise of reaching any high destiny. Pitcairnfield, Bridgeton of Pitcairn, Cromwell Park, and Woodend are villages near it; and Pitcairnfield has bleaching works, Cromwell Park has bleaching works and a factory, Bridgeton of Pitcairn has a U.P. church, and Pitcairngreen itself has a Free church and a public school. The U.P. church was built in 1797, and contains 450 sittings. Pop. (1861) 345, (1871) 339, (1881) 301.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.

Pitcairns, an estate, with a modern mansion, in Dunning parish, Perthshire, 5 furlongs ESE of Dunning village.

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