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"BLAIRGOWRIE, town and parish in north-east of Perthshire. The town stands on river Ericht, at terminus of branch railway, amid charming environs, 24½ miles north-east of Perth; was only a mean village at commencement of present century, is now a flourishing seat of textile manufacturers; publishes 2 weekly newspapers, has a head post office with all departments, 4 banking offices, 7 hotels, a town hall, 2 established churches, 2 Free churches, Congregational, Episcopalian, and Roman Catholic churches, and a public school with about 687 scholars, and includes practically the suburbs of New Rattray and Old Rattray. Pop. of the town proper, 4537; of the town and suburbs, 7070. - The parish contains Lornty village; is intersected for about 2 miles by other parishes, and measures, exclusive of the intersection, about 9 miles in length. Acres, 15,303."

Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.


  • Blairgowrie Churchyard

  • Blairgowrie Cemetery

The interment registers for both are available at the local council offices in Blairgowrie. Please consult the cemeteries page.

There are pre-1855 inscriptions available in Monumental inscriptions (pre-1855) in North Perthshire.


The GRO(S) Ref. No. is 335. Please consult the county page for general information.

An index for 1851 is available from Tay Valley FHS.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Blairgowrie area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Please consult the county page for general information.

  • Church of Scotland (OPR)

    GRO(S) Ref. No.      
    335/1 B 1647-1819 M 1647-1819 D-
    335/2 B- M 1647-58 D 1714-36
    335/3 B 1742 M 1742 D-
    335/4 B 1820-54 M 1820-54 D-
    335/5 B- M- D 1820-36
  • St Catherine's Episcopal Church

    1799-1984: registers incl baptism, marriage and burial, minutes, accounts, photos and misc corresp incl Bishop Torrey. Registers 1712-1762 kept in the National Library of Scotland.

    Private records, Ref. NRA(S) 2706 - enquiries to:
    National Register of Archives (Scotland)
    HM General Register House
    Edinburgh EH1 3YY

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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