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Durn Hill



"Durn, a hill and a burn in the Fordyce Parish of North Banffshire. The hill culminates 2 miles south west of Portsoy, and, rising to altitude of 651 feet above sea level, is crowned with the remains of an ancient camp, supposed to have been Danish. A quarry on it's northern side yields a beautiful variety of quartz, exported to England for the use of the potteries. The burn, rising near Smithfield (a farm), at an altitude of 600 feet runs 6 miles north-north-eastward to the sea at Portsoy."

Ond. Sur., sh.96, 1876.

Ordnance Gazetteer Of Scotland
by Thomas C. Jack between 1882 and 1885.

(The burn enters the sea at Portsoy harbour right next to the Shore Inn pub. Hurrah!)
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd August 2009ce
Edited 3rd August 2009ce

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