A planned industrial village of the 18th Century, Pitcairngreen lies to the north of Almondbank, 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Perth. It was laid out around a green in 1786 by the Duke of Atholl's factor, James Stobie, for Thomas Graham, a textile manufacturer. The rivalry with Manchester textile factories is recorded in a verse by Hannah Cowley (1786) that begins:
"Go Manchester and weep thy slighted loom
its arts are cherished now in Pitcairne Green..."