(Shakey Toun)

Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: village
Population (2011): 1927    
(2001): 1839
(1991): 1439
(1981): 1477
(1971): 1119
(1961): 1040
(1951): 1196
(1881): 1098
(1871): 746
(1861): 789
(1834): 978

Tourist Rating: Two Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 08-NOV-2022

Latitude: 56.3761°N Longitude: 3.99°W
National Grid Reference: NN 772 222
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Nicknamed the 'Shakey Toun', Comrie has long been associated with earth tremors because of its situation on the Highland Boundary Fault. First recorded in 1597, a major series of quakes were reported in 1789 and in 1840 the world's first seismometers were erected here. A more sophisticated recording station, Earthquake House, was built in a field in The Ross in 1874.

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