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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
AIKY BRAE Aiky Brae
Aiky Brae
Aiky Brae
"Pratts Buchan"
Mr. R. Porter Stuartfield
Mr. Smith Merchant Stuartfield
021 The northern declivity of this Hill is called "Aiky" or "Yackie Brae," a name derived, according to some opinions, from the oaks with which it was once clad; others with better reason, believe it owes its name to Achaius or Yochoch, a King of the Picts, and brother to Drostan, the patron saint of the parish. The removal of a portion of the relics of this saint from Aberdour to Deer is still commemorated by a fair - long famous, but now of less note - known as Aiky Fair, and held on the third Wednesday of July." Buchan p. [page] 109.
MARKET STANCE [Aiky Brae] Market Stance
Market Stance
Market Stance
Mr. R. Porter Stuartfield
Mr. Smith Merchant Stuartfield
Mr. Boyd Merchant Stuartfield
021 Applies to the north slope of Aiky Brae. There is a market held on this stance annually, it is a great horse and cattle market, in fact the largest of the kind in the district.
Site of ERD HOUSES [Aiky Brae] (Site of) Pictish Village
(Site of) Pictish Village
"Pratts Buchan"
Mr. R. Porter Stuartfield
021 At the distance of a quarter of a mile on the northern declivity of the same hill, there were, about the middle of the last century, the remains of a village, commonly called by the country people the Picts', or Pichts' houses, but supposed by some persons to have been the residence of the Druids.
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