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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Mount Keen
Mount Keen
Mount Keen
Mount Keen
Mount Keen
New Statistical Account
County Map
Land of the Lindsays
Rev. [Reverend] W. Low
Mr. Stocks, Factor
Fullarton's Gazetteer
002 A high mountain on the boundary between the Counties of Forfar and Aberdeen, It rises high above all the mountains around it and terminates in a peaked top a few yards in diameter, on the summit of which are two layers of granite remarkable from a distance, The Public road from Invermark to Ballater passes over its Western shoulder, - It is the highest and most remarkable mountain in Forfarshire. *
"The elevation of Mount Keen (the summit of which forms the boundary between the Counties) is about 4000 feet,"
New Statistical Account.
* "Mount Keen" is a subordinate feature compared with "Glas Maol" and others in the County - the former is 3072 feet, the latter 3501 feet.
Braid Cairn
Braid Cairn
Braid Cairn
Archibald Campbell, Inchgrundle
James Mitchell Glenmark
Rev. [Reverend] W. Low
Co. [County] Map
002 A hill very little inferior in elevation to the above but by no means so remarkable in appearance, from the flatness of the top, which causing it in a great measure to blend with the hills around it, robs it of a great deal of its importance - Braid a Scotch word signifying Broad - Cairn from Carn.

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County of Forfar -- Parish of Lochlee

Mount Keen [note]
Derivation from Monadh and Ceann, The head
or principal mountain

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