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Inverallochy, a village and a quoad sacra parish in Rathen parish, NE Aberdeenshire. The village stands on the coast, immediately E of Cairnbulg village, 4 miles ESE of Fraserburgh. It has a post office under Aberdeen, a public school, and (including Cairnbulg) 223 boats and 379 fisher men and boys. Inverallochy Castle, 1¾ mile S of the village, belonged to the powerful family of Comyn; and till the latter half of last century retained a stone above the entrance bearing the sculptured arms of the Comyns, with an inscription recording that the estate around it was obtained by Jordan Comyn for building the abbey of Deer. It presents an imposing but desolate appearance, and, as seen at a distance, looks more like an ecclesiastical structure than a feudal fortalice. The quoad sacra parish is in the presbytery of Deer and synod of Aberdeen; its minister's stipend is £198. The church was originally a chapel of ease. Rathen Free church stands 21/8 miles SSW of the village. Pop. of the two villages (1801) 404, (1831) 820, (1861) 1079, (1871) 1240, (1881) 1200, of whom 459 were in Cairnbulg; of the q. s. parish (1871) 1593, (1881) 1577.—Ord. Sur., sh. 97, 1876.

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