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CABRACH Cabrach (Parish) Revd [Reverend] Gordon Smart. Cabrach
Revd [Reverend] William Ronald, Cabrach.
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041 ; 042 ; 050 ; 051 It is a barren and uncultivated parish, Consisting of a few farms and small Crofts. It is said to be the Coldest parish in the North of Scotland, owing to its mossie soil. This parish is like one entire Cluster of hills, the chief of which is the Buck, which is a fine Commanding hill Situated on the South East Side of the parish, it lies partly in Auchindoir, and partly in the Cabrach. According to Ainslie it is 2377 feet, and Crowned with a Cluster of Rocks. According to McFarlane's Geographical Collections, 1725. published in "Collections P. [Page] 615 The Water Royston (now called Ault Deveron) takes its rise about 6 miles West from the Church, near the hill Called Craigenscone, and after running 2 miles east, takes in the brook of Lerkindie, (now called the Kindy Burn) which rises from Mount Meddin, 2 miles South, and other two small brooks which spring out of the Buck, about a mile south, likewise. Then Continuing its Course by the Church, it runs straight North 2 miles, till it meets with the Black Water, another large river which takes its rise in a hill called the Klymach in Glenlivet, 6 miles West from the Church, where after mixing with Royston, they take together the common name of Doveran". The Church is a plain building rebuilt on the site of the former one; it affords the legal allowance of seating for 250. There is no record to shew when the church was first erected. - "In the description of the Diocese of Aberdeen, published in the Spalding Club's Collections, it is stated to have been dedicated to the Virgin Mary". There is a Parochial School, Supported by the Duke of

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