Fettercairn

:"This article is about Fettercairn in Northeast Scotland; For the suburban area in Dublin, Ireland, see Tallaght"

Fettercairn (Gaelic: "Fothair Chàrdainn") is a small village in northeast Scotland. It is marketed as the "Jewel of the Mearns". It is located northwest of Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire on the B966 from Edzell. Fettercairn is also reached via the Cairn O' Mount road (B974) from Deeside.

The shaft of the old 17th century Kincardine Mercat cross stands in the square, and is notched to show the measurements of a Scottish ell. A memorial archway erected in 1864 commemorates the 1861 visit by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, while staying at Balmoral.

Historically Fettercairn lies at the southern end of the Monboddo Estate, where the Scottish philosopher and precursor of evolutionary thought Lord Monboddo lived. Fettercairn houses a distillery (owned by Whyte and Mackay Ltd.) that produces "Old Fettercairn" single malt whisky.

Other notable historic features in Kincardineshire include Dunnottar Castle, Fetteresso Castle and Muchalls Castle.

ee also

*Fasque House

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