Findon or Finnan (Gaelic: "Fionndan"),
Scotlandis a fishing village eight miles south of Aberdeen, [United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger 45, Stonehaven and Banchory, 1:50,000 scale, 2004] famous for originating the smoked haddockknown as Finnan haddie. [Geddes MacGregor, "Scotland: An Intimate Portrait", 1990, Houghton Mifflin Books, 288 pages ISBN 0395562368] The most interesting part of Findon is the moorwhich has a number of paths through many of which run along the cliffs. Deer can often be seen here. Nearby features include the Portlethen Moss Nature Reserve.
Notable historical buildings in this area include:
Elsick House, Gillybrandsand Muchalls Castle.
Findon is a coastal village along the
North Seain the area historically known as Kincardineshire. Somewhat to the south of Findon is the small offshore island of May Craig.
The local area was first recorded in medieval history in association with the
Causey Mounth. Findon is situated somewhat east of the ancient Causey Mounth trackway, which road was constructed on high ground to make passable this only available medievalroute from coastal points south from Stonehavento Aberdeen. This ancient passage specifically connected the River Deecrossing (where the present Bridge of Deeis situated) via Portlethen Moss, Muchalls Castleand Stonehavento the south. [ [http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=17932 C. Michael Hogan, "Causey Mounth", Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Nov. 3, 2007] ] The route was that taken by William Keith, 7th Earl Marischaland the Marquess of Montrosewhen they led a Covenanter armyof 9000 men in the battleof the Civil War in 1639. [Watt, Archibald, "Highways and Byways around Kincardineshire", Stonehaven Heritage Society (1985)]
Burn of Elsick
Burn of Pheppie
* [http://www.searchnbn.net/siteInfo/siteSpeciesGroups.jsp?allDs=1&engOrd=false&useIntersects=1&maxRes=1&siteKey=33110 UK National Biodiversity Network - Findon Moor]
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