Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Bin Hill of Cullen

Bin Hill of Cullen, an eminence in the E of Rathven parish, N Banffshire, 2¾ miles S W of Cullen town, and 2½ distant from the coast. Conical in shape, it rises to a height of 1050 feet above sea-level, and is crowned by a cairn, surmounted by a flagstaff. About 1744 it was planted to the very summit, which is gained by a carriage-drive, and commands a magnificent prospect- to Wick, 54 miles NNW; Buchan Ness, 43 miles ESE;Bennochie, 28 miles SSE; and Ben Wyvis, 65 miles W. Little Bin, 4¾ furlongs E by N, is 802 feet high. See pp. 311-322 of James Brown's Round Table Club (Elgin, 1873).


(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "an eminence"   (ADL Feature Type: "mountains")
Administrative units: Rathven ScoP       Banffshire ScoCnty

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