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For ither uises, see Brechin (disambiguation).
Brechin, Cathedral and Round Tower.jpg
Brechin Cathedral
Brechin is locatit in Angus
Brechin shawn within Angus

7,199 [2] (2001 census)

est. 6,950[3] (2006)
OS grid reference NO600600
Cooncil aurie
Lieutenancy aurie
Kintra Scotland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun BRECHIN
Postcode destrict DD9
Diallin code 01356
Polis Scots
Fire Scots
Ambulance Scots
EU Pairlament Scotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
List of places
56°43′48″N 2°39′19″W / 56.72994°N 2.65533°W / 56.72994; -2.65533Coordinates: 56°43′48″N 2°39′19″W / 56.72994°N 2.65533°W / 56.72994; -2.65533

Brechin (/ˈbrxn/; Scots Gaelic: Breichinn) is a toun an umwhile ryal burgh in Angus, Scotland. Tradeetionally Brechin is aften describit as a ceety acause o its cathedral an its status as the seat o a pre-Reformation Roman Catholic diocese (which continues the day as an episcopal seat o the Scots Episcopal Kirk), but that status haes no been offeecially recognisit in the modren era.[4][5] Nivertheless, the designation is aften incorrectly uised, wi examples being the City of Brechin and District Community Council, City of Brechin and Area Partnership, City of Brechin Civic Trust and Brechin City Football Club.[6]

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  1. "''Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba'' - Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  2. "Comparative Population Profile: Brechin Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  3. "Buplications and Date". General Register Office for Scotland. Archived frae the oreeginal on 16 September 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. Beckett, J V, City status in the British Isles, 1830–2002, Historical urban studies. Aldershot 2005
  5. "UK Cities". Department for Constitutional Affairs. 2002. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  6. City of Brechin & District Area Partnership. "Members". Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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