Cortie Brae is the remains of circle that stands on top of a man made mound that is about 4-5 feet in height. Two stones remain 1 up and 1 down. A crumbling dyke surrounds and supports it.
The site at Cortie Brae farm sits near the A90 and A952 junction. From the farm it is short walk, 200 meters, to the mound. If taking a car be extra careful as this is one of the North East danger spots, it is a dreadful junction.
Cortes House across the road from Cortie Brae has been long rumoured to be the site of an ancient circle. Indeed the house is supposedly built on top of it. Anyway this is what Mary W. Melville had to say in the Fraserburgh Herald Oct 9, 2008.
"At one time there stood a Druidical circle on the Cortes estate. The name Cortes is said to be derived from the Gaelic for circle, so it must be of ancient origin. It was first recorded in the 1696 Poll Book that the estate was owned by Patrick Ogilvie of Hallyards a cadet of the Ogilvies of Findlater who purchased the lands from William Keith, Earl Marishcal. The estate remained in the Ogilvie family for the next century"
The rest of the item gives the history of the house up to 2nd World War.