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Situated 8 miles north of St Johns Town of Dalry, Carsphairn is a hill village in south-west Scotland. It is a parish of 80 square miles with a population of less than 200 set in a bowl between the Rhinns of Kells and the imposing mass of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn which towers above some of the most remote hills in this area. Farming was the main use of land here but now a greater part is afforested with only a few farms left.
There are 38 houses, a school, a church, and a shop with post office & tea room in Carsphairn village. The village also has its own Heritage Centre, although opening hours are seasonal.
A windfarm has been developed tucked away in the remote hills outside Carsphairn on a hill called Windy Standard.