Auchinblae  Kincardineshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Auchinblae like this:

Auchinblae, a village in Fordoun parish, Kincardineshire, on a gentle rising ground, adjacent to the rivulet Luther, amid the beautiful scenery of Strathfinella, near Fordoun station, and 5½ miles NNE of Laurencekirk. It holds under the Earl of Kintore; contains many substantial houses, and a flax-spinning mill; presents a clean thriving appearance; and has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, under Fordoun, 2 hotels, branches of the North of Scotland and Aberdeen Town and County banks, a National Security savings' bank, a town-hall, and a mutual improvement society. ...

Hand-loom linen weaving is carried on; cattle markets are held on the third Thursday of April, the Wednesday after the second Tuesday of May, old style, and the first Thursday of July; a cattle fair, called Paldy Fair, is held on the first Wednesday of July; a horse fair is held on the Friday after the first Tuesday of July, old style; and hiring markets are held on the 26 May or Old Whitsunday, and on the 22 November, or Old Martinmas. Pop. (1861) 570, (1871)

Auchinblae through time

Auchinblae is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Auchinblae itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Auchinblae, in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th May 2022

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