Perth Road drill hall, Birnam

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Perth Road drill hall
Birnam, Scotland
Former Drill Hall in Birnam - - 4144012.jpg
Perth Road drill hall, Birnam
Perth Road drill hall is located in Perth and Kinross
Perth Road drill hall
Perth Road drill hall
Location within Perth and Kinross
Coordinates 56°33′28″N 3°34′33″W / 56.55785°N 3.57591°W / 56.55785; -3.57591Coordinates: 56°33′28″N 3°34′33″W / 56.55785°N 3.57591°W / 56.55785; -3.57591
Type Drill hall
Site history
Built 1894
Built for War Office
Architect Andrew Grainger Heiton
In use 1894 – 1919

The Perth Road drill hall, Birnam is a former military installation in Birnam, Scotland.


The building was designed by Andrew Grainger Heiton as the headquarters of the 5th (Perthshire Highland) Volunteer Battalion, The Black Watch and was completed in October 1894.[1][2] This unit evolved to become the 8th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Black Watch in 1908 and the Highland Cyclist Battalion in 1909.[3] The regimental headquarters moved to the Hunter Street drill hall in Kirkcaldy shortly before the First World War.[3] The regiment was disbanded in 1919 and the building was subsequently converted for residential use.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Birnam, Perth Road, Drill Hall & Armoury House". Canmore. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Armoury House (former Drill Hall) Birnam". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "The Highland Cyclist Battalion". Archived from the original on 30 December 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
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