- Arnprior, Stirling
infobox UK place
country = Scotland
Arnprior is a village in the
the Stirling council areaof Scotland. It is located on the A811 about 12 miles west of Stirlingand is one of the smallest community council areas in Stirlingshirewith a population of about 200.
Arnprior gets its name from the Gaelic 'earrann' meaning a division of land and in this case the Prior of Inchmahome owned the land. Walter Comyn, the Earl of Menteith, founded the Priory in 1238 so the name could be that old. There are other ‘Arns’ in Arnprior and the surrounding area. Some indicate size (e.g. Arnmore) and others indicate previous owners (e.g. Arnfinlay).
Arnprior is located next door to the
Flanders MossNational Nature Reserve and close to the east boundary of the Loch Lomondand TrossachsNational Park which includes the Lake of Menteith.
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