Perth and Kinross

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A dormitory village in central Perth and Kinross, Luncarty lies on the River Tay, 4 miles (6 km) north of Perth. It was founded in 1752 by William Sandeman to house workers at his bleachfields, an enterprise that was amongst the largest of its kind in Scotland at that time. The bleach-works finally closed in 1996. There was once a railway station here, opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway in 1848. The station closed in 1951 but the railway continues as part of the Highland Line.

Luncarty grew by planned expansion through the 1970s and 1980s, which has created pleasant development divided by substantial wooded green corridors. Today, there is a primary school, post office, a small shop and a community hall, together with a public park. Further expansion to the south is planned in the 2020s.

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