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Muir of Dinnet

(Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve)

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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Dinnet, a station, a burn, and a moor of S Aberdeenshire. The station is on the Deeside section of the Great North of Scotland railway, 4½ miles W of Aboyne. The burn, issuing from Loch Daven, and receiving also the effluence of Loch Kinord, runs 2¼ miles south-eastward along the boundary between Aboyne and Glenmuick parishes, falls into the Dee in the vicinity of the station, and may be regarded as the line of demarcation between the Lowlands and Highlands of Deeside. The moor flanks the W bank of the burn, is a bleak dismal tract, and contains several cairns and several vestiges of ancient warfare. Near the station is a Gothic church, built in 1875 at a cost of £700 as a chapel of ease to Aboyne, and raised to quoad sacra status in 1881.

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