Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Gadie

Gadie, a burn of Aberdeenshire, rising in Clatt parish, and running 10½ miles east-by-northward through Leslie, Premnay, and Oyne parishes, till it falls into the Ury, 9 furlongs E of Oyne church. It is celebrated in several of the Latin poems of Arthur Johnston, and also in a fine old ballad, beginning -

O an I were where Gadie rins,
'Mang fragrant heath and yellow whins,
Or brawlin down the bosky linns,
At the back o' Bennochie.

After the capture of Pondicherry in 1793, a Highland regiment, marching into the town, was suddenly arrested by hearing this ballad sung by a Scottish lady from an open window.—Ord. Sur., sh. 76,1874.

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

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Feature Description: "a burn"   (ADL Feature Type: "streams")
Administrative units: Aberdeenshire ScoCnty

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