Gateway to Royal Deeside

Stonehaven lies on the Highland Boundary Fault and marks the edge of the Highlands of Scotland . The thin black topsoil of the hills to the North turns into the thick rusting-red loam of the Howe of the Mearns. 

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LAURENCEKIRK & THE HOWE O' THE MEARNS

Laurencekirk is the centre of agricultural life of the Mearns despite its recent rapid expansion as a dormitory town for Aberdeen’s oil industry. Laurencekirk is surrounded by the lush red soil characteristic of the Mearns and framed by Garvock hill to the west. There is a thriving...

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Known locally as Skite, Drumlithie was established to supply workers to farming and other industries. There were so many hand weavers in Drumlithie that in 1777 Drumlithie’s landmark bell tower was built to regulate their working hours. Drumlithie folk were said..

Stonehaven is set on the East coast of Scotland, n the Highland Boundary Fault. The "pudding stone" conglomerate can be seen in the cliffs around the harbour, and has left the promontory on which the castle ruins now stand. 

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EDZELL & FETTERCAIRN

Old Edzell was built around Edzell Castle the family seat of the Lindseys. It was known in the 18th century for the quality of its steel pistol making.. In 1818 the parish church moved from Edzell to the village of Slateford , which was subsequently, renamed Edzell. Today Old Edzell... 

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