Inverkeilor

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Inverkeilor
Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Chìollair
Inverkeilor is located in Angus
Inverkeilor
Inverkeilor
 Inverkeilor shown within Angus
OS grid referenceNO664493
Council areaAngus
Lieutenancy areaAngus
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARBROATH
Postcode districtDD11
Dialling code01241
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK ParliamentAngus
Scottish ParliamentAngus South
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Coordinates: 56°38′04″N 2°32′58″W / 56.634321°N 2.549341°W / 56.634321; -2.549341

Inverkeilor
Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Chìollair
Inverkeilor is located in Angus
Inverkeilor
Inverkeilor
 Inverkeilor shown within Angus
OS grid referenceNO664493
Council areaAngus
Lieutenancy areaAngus
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARBROATH
Postcode districtDD11
Dialling code01241
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK ParliamentAngus
Scottish ParliamentAngus South
List of places
UK
Scotland
Inverkeilor

Inverkeilor is a village and parish in Angus, Scotland. It lies near the North Sea coast, midway between Arbroath and Montrose. The A92 road now bypasses the village.[1]

The population of Inverkeilor parish in the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 972, up from 902 in 1991. The population has been accommodated in recent years by the building of new houses in the village.

Inverkeilor Primary School had an enrollment of 76 pupils at the beginning of the 2005–2006 school year, its current head teacher is Linda Cartlidge.[2] Not so long ago the school had an extension added and solar panels put on the roof.

The parish was previously known as Conghoillis, and Watson writes that it was dedicated to a Saint Mo Chonóc of Cell Mucroisse, who may be associated with Forteviot or St Andrews, or perhaps County Wexford in Ireland.

The 12th century Red Castle built by the Barclay family is to the east of Inverkeilor, overlooking Lunan Bay. In between Red Castle and Inverkeilor are farms and fields. To the south-west is Ethie Castle, formerly the seat of the Earl of Northesk, which appears under the name of Knockwinnoch in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Antiquary.

Inverkeilor currently has a pub called The Chance Inn, a restaurant called Gordon's and until recently, a post office. It also has a large public park with football goals, a disused tennis court and public toilets.

At the edge of Inverkeilor is a railway and it goes past Inverkeilor's old railway station which closed due to lack of business.

Natives of Inverkeilor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7 
  2. ^ "Inverkeilor Primary School". Retrieved 1 September 2009. [dead link]

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