Lodge Blairhoyle, in Thornhill, is Britain's smallest purpose-built Masonic Lodge
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Thornhill (Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc na Driseig) is a village in the Scottish council area of Stirling. It lies 14 miles north west of Stirling itself - south of Callander, east of Aberfoyle and west of Doune.
Historically part of Perthshire, the village is in the civil parish of Kincardine and the church parish of Norrieston (separated ecclesisistically from Kincardine in 1877), named from the much earlier village of Norrieston, which lay a little to the east of Thornhill. It is situated on a slight elevation at the western edge of the Carse of Stirling, an area of flat agricultural land which forms the upper part of the floodplain of the River Forth. Much of the land within the Carse was bogland until the late 18th century when concerted efforts were made to clear away the peat and expose the fertile clay soil below. Flanders Moss, the largest remaining area of lowland bog in Scotland and a site of special scientific interest, lies to the south west.
Thornhill has one primary school which in the session 2009-2010 had 62 pupils from the village and surrounding area.
The name Thornhill is supposedly derived from the thorn covered ridge on which the village is situated. Thornhill was founded as an early planned village in 1696 and most buildings date from the 18th, 19th and 20th century.
Thornhill has a community hall with a main hall, meeting rooms, kitchen, changing rooms with showers and parking. The hall is available for the use of locals and other groups.
Thornhill has one pub, The Lion and Unicorn, located on Main Street. It is thought to predate the founding of the village, starting life as a drovers' inn, possibly as early as 1635.
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- Thornhill Primary School
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- "Thornhill, Stirling, Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland". www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
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