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Auchinblae, Kincardineshire

Historical Description

AUCHINBLAE, a village, in the parish of FORDOUN, county of KINCARDINE, 5 miles (N. by E.) from Laurencekirk; containing 643 inhabitants. This place, the name of which signifies "the field of blossoms", is situated on the banks of the Luther water, and on the side of a fine valley, gently sloping to the south. It contains several well-built houses, and has risen into consideration within the last half century, the population finding employment from the increase of the trade and manufactures, the principal of which latter are yarn and brown linen. The place has been erected into a burgh of barony, and is governed by a baron-bailie appointed by the Earl of Kintore. Fairs are held in April and May, and, during the winter portion of the year, markets on every Friday, for the sale of cattle and grain. -See FORDOUN.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis