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English nameBlairgowrie
Gaelic nameBlàr Ghobhraidh
Meaningthe plain of Gowrie

Location and type of place name

LocationPerth & Kinross
Local authorityPerth and Kinross ~ Peairt is Ceann Rois
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Perthshire ~ Siorrachd Pheairt
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaPH10
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNO178452
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG blàr ~ plain, Gobharaidh ~ Gowrie
Element type

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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesBlar ghouri / Blār-gauri / Blār-gāuri: Diack Ms2276
Blar-na-Gowraidh for Blar nan Gobhraidh: Robertson
“The name of Gowrie survives in the Carse and Braes of Gowrie and in Blairgowrie, or more properly Blair in Gowrie,
as distinguished from Blair in Athol”.: Watson 1926, 111
Blàr Goibhre: Mark

Robertson's form seems to contain the word an(n), 'in' rather than a genitive article. He gives a similar
alternative form for Blair Athol, Blàr an(n) Abhuill suggesting his form is an alternative to that given by Diack.
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