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Auchtertool
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Population635 [1]
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56°06′10″N 3°15′37″W / 56.10279846°N 3.26037024°W / 56.10279846; -3.26037024Coordinates: 56°06′10″N 3°15′37″W / 56.10279846°N 3.26037024°W / 56.10279846; -3.26037024

Auchtertool is a smaa toun, fower mile wastlins o Kirkcaldy, in Fife, Scotland. The modren Scots name comes frae the Gaelic uachdar meanin hieland an tuil meanin burn--effeirin tae the toun's steidin abuin the Tiel burn that nou rins juist southlins o Auchtertool Kirk. The toun wis umwhile kent as Milton o Auchtertool.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Auchtertool in 1854

In 1127, whiles the bishopric o Dunkeld wis made, the lands o Auchtertool war propined tae the new bishop bi Dauvit I an war syne gart a subject o the Bishops o Dunkeld.[3] The Kirk o Auchtertool wis gien ower tae St Columba tae bield frae skaith at first, but syne wis pit unner the bieldin o St Peter bi a Papal Bull o 1421. The day, St Peter is the patron saunt o Auchtertool.[3]

Auchtertool haes sin lang syne aye been a smaa toun. A hunner year syne (i 1821), Auchtertool an Newbiggin o Auchtertool (ance a sindert clachan itsel) haed 596 indwallers thegither--naur even wi the nummer o indwallers the day.[4]

In the Jacobite risin o 1715, 500 Hieland troops war hauden back in Auchtertool as reservists for a tuilzie wi Loyalists in Bruntisland. Menseless an course, the soldiers reived ilka house i the toun an chored guid an gear frae aabody[3].

Ane o the lest duels in Scotland wis focht in Auchtertool in 1822 atween Alexander Boswell, Laird Auchenleck an James Stuart o Dunearn, a local politician. Boswell wis killt efter Stuart ettelt tae miss an didnae.[5]

The Auchtertool Distillery wis operate in the toun an made Lallan Scotch malt whisky frae 1845 til 1927. It wis thocht tae hiv stertit on the steidin o an umwhile browsterhouse foundit in 1650[6] . Frae 1927 til 1971 is wis a maltings an warehouse. Aa the biggins less ane brick-biggit office war dung doun in 1986.[7]

Auchtertool House is a Category B leetit biggin biggit around 1830. The day, it is uised as a fantoush venue for waddins an siclike gaitherins.[8][9]

The Toun the Day[eedit | eedit soorce]

A fairm in Auchtertool is kenspeckle for haein the maist water buffalo kye (400 heid) in aa Scotland.[10]

In the lyrics tae the sang, "The Portree Kid" bi the Scots folk group The Corries, three o the gamblers that "the Kid" fechts wi are frae Auchtertool.[11]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Auchtertool". statistics.gov.scot. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. "Fife Place-name Data :: Auchtertool". fife-placenames.glasgow.ac.uk.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 >"History – Auchtertool Kirk". Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  4. Parish of Auchtertool. "Vol. 9". New Statistical Account of Scotland. p. 253.
  5. "Duel Personalities: James Stuart versus Sir Alexander Boswell by John Chalmers: Undiscovered Scotland Book Review". www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  6. "AUCHTERTOOL VILLAGE, 11 THE MALTINGS AND MAIN STREET INCLUDING GATEPIERS (LB3673)". portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  7. "Auchtertool Distillery | Canmore". canmore.org.uk (in Inglis).
  8. "AUCHTERTOOL VILLAGE, AUCHTERTOOL HOUSE INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES (LB3670)". portal.historicenvironment.scot.
  9. "Venue". Auchtertool House. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  10. Alex, Michael. "Fife buffalo farmer Steven puts the beef into food business". The Courier.
  11. Spiegel, Max. "Lyr Add: The Portree Kid, which version?". mudcat.org. Retrieved 1 October 2020.