Findon, Aberdeenshire

Findon or Finnan (Gaelic: "Fionndan"), Scotland is 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 haddock known 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 moor which 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, Gillybrands and Muchalls Castle.


Findon is a coastal village along the North Sea in 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 medieval route from coastal points south from Stonehaven to Aberdeen. This ancient passage specifically connected the River Dee crossing (where the present Bridge of Dee is situated) via Portlethen Moss, Muchalls Castle and Stonehaven to the south. [ [ C. Michael Hogan, "Causey Mounth", Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Nov. 3, 2007] ] The route was that taken by William Keith, 7th Earl Marischal and the Marquess of Montrose when they led a Covenanter army of 9000 men in the battle of the Civil War in 1639. [Watt, Archibald, "Highways and Byways around Kincardineshire", Stonehaven Heritage Society (1985)]

ee also

*Burn of Elsick
*Burn of Pheppie
*Portlethen Village

External links

* [ UK National Biodiversity Network - Findon Moor]


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