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Dunning is an old Perthshire village about 10 miles south west of the City of Perth. It’s central location in Scotland has always served it well.  With Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews an hour’s drive, Stirling, Dundee and Crieff 30 minutes and Pitlochry 40 minutes by car it’s easy to understand Dunning’s appeal as a great place to live, work and visit.

Situated in the shadows of the Ochil Hills, in South Strathearn, Dunning, now a conservation village,  is steeped in history from the earliest days. There is an iron-age fort on the Dun Knock and a 1st century Roman camp at Kincladie.  Saint Serf is said to have killed a dragon here, and there is a thorn tree planted in Jacobite times as well as a monument to Maggie Wall, burnt as a witch in 1657.

Dunning is very much a living, working community, its residents a mix of all ages and interests. The population is around 1,000, the village has two churches, three pubs, a post office and general store, a second grocery store, a primary school, toddlers group, a children’s play park, a community woodland, a golf course, tennis courts and a bowling green.  The area also hosts a leading meat processing plant, a hotel, a Caravan Club park, several self-catering cottages, a Bed & Breakfast and of course surrounding farms.

Kincladie Wood is on the road n/north east and 1km from the centre of Dunning, and there is a tarmac footpath from the Perth Road and a small  car park at the north eastern corner. The no 17 bus from Perth to Dunning goes right past and will stop at the woods on request

Last Updated 30 Apr 2012

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