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Invermay is located in Perth and Kinross
Invermay shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NO060161
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Perth
Postcode district PH2
Dialling code 01764
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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56°19′41″N 3°31′18″W / 56.327920°N 3.521702°W / 56.327920; -3.521702Coordinates: 56°19′41″N 3°31′18″W / 56.327920°N 3.521702°W / 56.327920; -3.521702

Invermay (/ˌɪnvərˈm/ (About this soundlisten)) is a diffuse settlement in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is situated approximately 2 km southeast of Forteviot on the Water of May, some 8 km southwest of Perth.[2]

Farmland near Invermay

Before the mid 15th century, it was known as Innermeath, and was the home of Sir John Stewart of Innermeath (great-grandson of John Stewart of Bonkyll), whose elder son was the first Lord of Lorne, and whose younger son was The Black Knight of Lorn, a powerful 15th century magnate, allied to the Black Douglases; both children were born at Invermay (still called Innermeath at the time of their birth). Sir John's grandson, William Stewart, surrendered the Lordship of Lorne to the king, in return for being made the first Lord Innermeath; the title became extinct in 1625, by which time the name of the location had become Invermay.

An early medieval freestanding cross was once located at Invermay (grid reference NO05981664, but was destroyed in the 18th century and it was replaced with a modern stone.[3][4] The fragments of the original are thought to be those now found in the Porch of Forteviot church.[5]

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  1. ^ "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots Online. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Perth & Alloa", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22997-1
  3. ^ "Invermay: cross", Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: Canmore database, retrieved 21 October 2010
  4. ^ Borland, J.; Fraser, I.; Sherriff, J. (2007), "Eight socketed stones from Eastern Scotland", Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 13: 107
  5. ^ "Forteviot Churchyard, Crosses", Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: Canmore database, retrieved 21 October 2010

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