Findlater  Banffshire


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

Findlater, an estate on the coast of Fordyce parish, Banffshire. It formerly belonged to the Ogilvies of Deskford, and gave them the title of earl from 1638 till 1811. That title expired at the death of the seventh Earl of Findlater and fourth of Seafield, who was succeeded in his estates and in the earldom of Seafield by his cousin. ...

Findlater Castle stood on a peninsulated rock overhanging the sea, 2 miles E of Cullen, and 4 W by N of Portsoy, and, with permission of the Crown, was fortified in 1445 by Sir Walter Ogilvie, knight, of Auchleven. It was one of the places which refused to receive Queen Mary on her visit to the North (1562), and is now a curious picturesque ruin. See Cullen.—Ord. Sur., sh. 96, 1876.

Additional information about this locality is available for Fordyce

Findlater through time

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

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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