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Braco

Braco's main street is the A82 road
OS grid reference NN8309
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district FK15
Dialling code 01786
Police Tayside
Fire Tayside
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Ochil and South Perthshire
Scottish Parliament
  • Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
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Coordinates: 56°15′49″N 3°52′48″W / 56.2636°N 3.8801°W / 56.2636; -3.8801

Braco ( BRAY-koh) is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, with a population of 515 census It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Dunblane towards Perth off the A9 road. The village can also be accessed via the B8033 route which passes Ashfield and Kinbuck.

Looking South along Main Street, Braco
Braco's main street is the busy A822 linking Crieff to the A9 road

History

Braco was established in 1815 following the sale or feu of lands owned by James Master son. The village marked the bicentenary in 2015 including with events timed around the issuing of the first feus in May.

Before that, Roman occupation on the Gask Ridge stretching across Scotland included the Roman Fort at Ardoch. The ramparts and ditches of the Roman camp are still plainly visible at Ardoch Roman Fort just north of Braco.

A permanent fixture at the nearby Lodge Park is the Knaik or Knaick Bridge which dates from the 15th Century. An interpretation board for the village and parking for the fort is also by the park entrance.

Amenities

Braco is home to a village shop and outreach post office and a few garages, including a filling station.

  • Ardoch Church, part of the Church of Scotland and linked with Blackford
  • The former Free Church on Church Street/ Feddal Road,
  • An artists' studio on Smiddy Brae which is home to Lys Hansen.
  • The Braco Hotel, as of March 2015, being restored and extended.
  • On Feddal Road there is Braco Primary School and nursery class, the village hall, playpark and a bowling green.
  • There is also a recycling point, managed by Perth and Kinross Council.
  • The Lodge Park is home to the annual Braco Show, an agricultural event.

Transport

Braco is served by buses run by Stagecoach, linking the village with Stirling, Dunblane and Crieff, WAVE buses which connect with Kinbuck, Ashfield, Dunblane and Stirling, and Docherty's Midland Coaches/Stagecoach to Perth, introduced in June 2014. The nearest train stations are south at Dunblane and north-east at Gleneagles.

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