List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BEINN A' BHÙIRD Beinn a' Bhùird
Beinn a' Bhùird
Beinn a' Bhùird
Ben na Bùird
Mr. J Morgan
Mr. A. McIntosh
Mr. Alexander McDonald
Black's Large Map
Fullartons Gazetteer
New Statistical Account
Old Statistical Account
077 A mountain of the first class, in height and magnitude, situated about 10 miles north-west from the village of Castleton of Braemar on the boundary between the counties of Banff and Aberdeen. On its south-eastern face, there are two very conspicuous and immense hollows, whose west and eastern sides, consist of rugged masses of precipitous rocks, which are almost perpendicular and quite inaccessible; forming a piece of Alpine landscape unsurpassed in the district. The Name signifies "Hill of the Table".
BEINN A' CHAORUINN Beinn a' Chaoruinn
Beinn a' Chaoruinn
Beinn a' Chaoruinn
Beinn a' Chaoruinn
Mr. J. Morgan
Mr. A. McIntosh
Mr. Alexander McDonald
Mr. J. Edmonston
077 A prominent hill of secondary height and magnitude, situated between "Beinn Meadhon", and "Beinn a' "Bhùird", on the boundary between the Counties of Aberdeen and Banff. A doubt exists regarding the correct spelling and signification of this name. The meaning received was "Hill of the Roddan" or "Rowan tree", which is provincial for "Mountain Ash"; But being unable to find the name in McLeod's Dictionary, and its being pronounced as "Hill of the Cairn" it has been written in Gaelic "Beinn a' Chùirn" to agree with pronunciation.

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Aberdeenshire - Phs. [Parishes] of Crathie & Braemar

[Note relating to 'Beinn a' Chaoruinn'] - This spelling I think ought to be observed where ever
this word occurs, it has been always observed in
other Divisions
See N. [Name] Book for Sheet 96 p. [page] 32

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