Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Gairn

Gairn, a small river of Crathie and Glenmuick parishes, SW Aberdeenshire, rising, on the eastern side of Ben Avon, at 3550 feet above sea-level, and thence winding 20 miles east-south-eastward along a mountain glen called from it Glengairn, till, after a total descent of 2810 feet, it falls into the Dee at a point 13/8 mile NW of Ballater. The Bridge of Gairn, on the line of road from Aberdeen to Castleton, spans it ¼ mile above its mouth, and here is a post office under Aberdeen.—Ord. Sur., shs. 75, 65, 1876-70.

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

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Feature Description: "a small river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Glenmuick Tullich and Glencairn ScoP       Aberdeenshire ScoCnty

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