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Crimond


Aberdeenshire

A Buchan village in NE Aberdeenshire, Crimond lies to the south of the Loch of Strathbeg, 7 miles (12 km) northwest of Peterhead. The village gives its name to the famous hymn tune, often used to accompany the 23rd Psalm, The Lord is My Shepherd. This first appeared in 1872, was composed by Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836-87) and harmonised by David Grant (1833-93). A Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS Merganser) was created here during the Second World War. The site was re-used from 1978 as a long-range military communications base, now managed commercially. Its numerous transmitter masts provide a notable landmark, reaching a height of 274m (900 feet).


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