Coupar Angus

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Coupar Angus
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Coupar Angus's clock tower
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Coupar Angus
Location within Perth and Kinross
Population2,220 (mid-2020 est.) [1]
OS grid reference NO222401
  Edinburgh 41 mi (66 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BLAIRGOWRIE
Postcode district PH13
Dialling code 01828
Police Scotland
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°32′49″N3°16′01″W / 56.547°N 3.267°W / 56.547; -3.267 Coordinates: 56°32′49″N3°16′01″W / 56.547°N 3.267°W / 56.547; -3.267

Coupar Angus ( /ˈkʊpər/ ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ); Gaelic: Cùbar Aonghais) is a town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, 4 miles (6 kilometres) south of Blairgowrie.

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The name Coupar Angus serves to differentiate the town from Cupar, Fife. The town was traditionally on the border between Angus and Perthshire, the town centre being in Perthshire. The Angus part was transferred to Perthshire in 1891, but the town retained its name.

It is located on the A94 Perth-Forfar road, although the town centre itself is now bypassed. Coupar Angus railway station previously served the town.

History

Coupar Angus Town Hall Town Hall, Coupar Angus - geograph.org.uk - 411905.jpg
Coupar Angus Town Hall

The six-storey Tolbooth was built in 1762, funded by public subscription. [2]

In the Middle Ages the Cistercian Coupar Angus Abbey was one of Scotland's most important monasteries, founded by Malcolm IV (1153–65) in the 1160s. Of the abbey, only architectural fragments, preserved in the 19th-century parish church (which is probably on the site of the monastic church), or built into houses and walls throughout the town, survive, along with part of one of its gatehouses. [3]

Coupar Angus Town Hall was commissioned to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and completed in 1887. [4]

Several Polish units were stationed in and around Coupar Angus during the Second World War. [5]

The Scottish Fold breed of cat originated in or near Coupar Angus. [6]

Sport

Coupar Angus is home to the junior football club Coupar Angus F.C. and also Coupar Angus Amateur Football Club.

Notable people

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References

  1. "Mid-2020 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. "Coupar Angus, Queen Street, The Steeple". Canmore. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. "Coupar Angus". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. Historic Environment Scotland. "Town Hall Including Boundary Walls, Union Street (LB51347)" . Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  5. POLONICA IN SCOTLAND: Coupar Angus
  6. "Scottish Fold Profile - History, Appearance & Temperament - Cat World". www.cat-world.com.au. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  7. Bolton, G.C. (1966). "Clark, William Nairne (1804–1854)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . Melbourne University Press. ISSN   1833-7538 . Retrieved 2 November 2018 via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.