List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Kinnairds Head
Kinnairds Head
Statistical Account
Pratt's Buchan
Records of Fraserburgh
003 "Kinnairds Head, a high land projecting into the sea, which is generally believed to be the "Promontorium Taipalium" of Ptolemy, being the turning point into the "Estuarium Varariae" or Moray Firth. From Kinnairdshead the land trends due west on the one hand, and on the other makes a curve to the South East, forming Fraserburgh Bay."
"New Statistical Account. Aberdeenshire"
Moray Firth
Moray Firth
Statistical Account. Aberdeenshire
The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland
002 ; 003 A gulf in the extreme north east of Scotland, a sea rather than a bay, or an estuary; the largest projection, and at the same time one of the most regular, which the ocean makes into the Scotland Coasts & Loosely defined, but with reference chiefly to its interior waters it is the Estuarium Vararis of ancient geographers.
Its limits as assigned by the modern hydrography of the country, are somewhat various, and not very distinctly understood; but on the whole, they distribute into two easily ascertained parts, an exterior and an interior.
The Exterior firth comprehends all the open sea south-west of a line between Duncansby-head in Caithness-shire and Kinnairds head in Aberdeenshire, onward to the entrance of the inner firth between Tarbetness in Ross-shire and Burgh-head in Morayshire. It blends with the German Ocean on the North-East, and, along the artifical line of connexion with it measures nearly 80 miles; it has the Counties of Caithness, Ross and Cromarty on the West and measures on that side about 70 miles; and it has Morayshire, Banffshire, and Aberdeenshire on the south, and measures along that coast about 57 miles:
Extract from the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland. Page 452

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