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Pitcairngreen (pronounced 'Pit-cairn Green') is a hamlet in the Scottish council area of Perth and Kinross which is more or less adjoined to the much larger village of Almondbank. It lies around 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Perth, and as its name would suggest, two features of the settlement are a green and a cairn.
The village's layout was designed in 1786 to have a green at the centre of it by James Stobie, a factor to John Murray, the 4th Duke of Atholl. The presence of a village green is unusual for a Scottish village as these are more commonly associated with traditional English villages. Stobie designed Pitcairngreen to be an industrial textile manufacturing village for Thomas Graham, a textile manufacturer.Its rivalry with the Manchester textile factories is set out in the poem "The Scottish Village, or Pitcairngreen" by Hannah Cowley which starts with the lines:
The village has a pub called the Pitcairngreen Inn,a village hall and a green around which the village is built. Originally intended for industrial purposes, such as bleaching, the green now features impressive stands of oak and beech trees, as well as play facilities for the local children.
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