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Gairn, River

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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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 13/8mile 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.

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