Ardoch, Perth and Kinross

Ardoch /ˈɑːr.dɒx/ is a community in Perth and Kinross in Scotland, the largest population of which is in the village of Braco, west-southwest of Perth.

Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid referenceNN836112
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtFK15
Dialling code0800000000000000000
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56.278944°N 3.881576°W / 56.278944; -3.881576


Over Ardoch and the Mill of Ardoch are the eponymous settlements which refer to the south-western parts of the south slope of the towering hill of Coire Odhar, rising 230 metres above the mill and Braco Castle to 357 metres Above Ordnance Datum. It is bounded by forest to the north and south and by the moorland hill of Cromlet (405 metres or 1,329 feet AOD) to the west. To the south of Braco two headwaters rising in the lower highlands to the immediate north meet, at about 10 metres below and 500 metres south of the clustered village (and main settlement) of Braco which borders the streams. Three bridges are in Braco. The A9 road and village of Greenloaning are immediately south of the confluence which becomes thereafter the Allan Water (or River). The nearest town is Dunblane 6 miles (10 kilometres) southwest; Crieff is a little farther to the north. It had based on the 2001 census a population of 1,082.[1]

Ardoch Roman Fort is nearby, just outside the village of Braco.