Pennan  Aberdeenshire


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

Pennan, a fishing village in Aberdour parish, Aberdeenshire, on a small bay adjacent to the boundary with Banffshire, 4 miles ENE of Gardenstown. It nestles snugly at the foot of steep acclivties flanking the shore, and owns 37 fishing boats. Pennan Head is a slight projection, 1 mile ENE of the village, and, rising rapidly inland to a height of 562 feet, commands an imposing view of the seaboard westward to the Bin of Cullen, and eastward to Kinnairds Head. ...

The fourth and last Lord Fraser, who was hiding after the '15, lost his life through a fall from the cliff here, 12 Oct. 1720.—Ord. Sur., sh. 97, l876.

Pennan through time

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

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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