Buchanan Smithy

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Buchanan Smithy
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Buchanan Smithy
Location within the Stirling council area
OS grid reference NS463894
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Glasgow
Postcode district G63
Dialling code 01360
Police Scotland
Fire Scottish
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EU Parliament Scotland
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Scotland
56°04′25″N4°28′09″W / 56.0735°N 4.4692°W / 56.0735; -4.4692 Coordinates: 56°04′25″N4°28′09″W / 56.0735°N 4.4692°W / 56.0735; -4.4692

Buchanan Smithy is a hamlet in Buchanan in the far west of Stirling, Scotland. The current settlement was mostly purpose-built in the 18th century for the estate workers of James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose, who lived at nearby Buchanan Castle. The name "Smithy" arose due to the presence of three blacksmiths there. Today the main local industries are forestry, agriculture and tourism.

Buchanan is a historic parish in Stirlingshire in Scotland.

Stirling (council area) Council area of Scotland

The Stirling council area is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and has a population of about 94,000. It was created under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 with the boundaries of the Stirling district of the former Central local government region, and it covers most of Stirlingshire and the south-western portion of Perthshire. Both counties were abolished for local government purposes under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Scotland Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

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