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Coordinates: 56°17′35″N 3°42′22″W / 56.293167°N 3.706142°W / 56.293167; -3.706142

Auchterarder
Scottish Gaelic: Uachdar Àrdair
Auchterarder is located in Scotland
Auchterarder

 Auchterarder shown within Scotland
Population 3,945 [1] (2001 census)
est. 4,450[2] (2006),
OS grid reference NN945125
Council area Perth and Kinross
Lieutenancy area Perth and Kinross
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AUCHTERARDER
Postcode district PH3
Dialling code 01764
Police Tayside
Fire Tayside
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ochil and South Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Perth
List of places: UK • Scotland •
Auchterarder High Street in the sunshine: Star Hotel, Post Office and Town Hall.

Auchterarder (Scottish Gaelic: Uachdar Ardair) is a small town located north of the Ochil Hills in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, and home to the famous Gleneagles Hotel. The 1.5 mile long High Street of Auchterarder gave the town its popular name of "Lang Toon".

In 1834, a controversy over patronage in the selection of a parish minister was the first in a chain of events which would ultimately lead to the 1843 schism in the Church of Scotland. The remains of this church – the tower – have recently been renovated, and there is a plaque explaining what the church used to look like.

In 2008, it was revealed that Auchterarder had the two most expensive streets in Scotland.[3]

Famous residents

Former World Snooker Champion, Stephen Hendry, lives in Auchterarder.
The Scottish novelist James Kennaway was born in Auchterarder.

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1911 encyclopedia

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