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Nigg Nigg
Nigg
Nigg
Nigg
Nigg
New Stat Act [Statistical Account] P. [Page] 195.
Memorials of Angus & Mearns
Valuation Roll 1862-63
Johnston's Co [County] Map
Robert Walker Esqr (Meresman)
" The word Nigg in Gaelic signifies a nook or peninsula. The Chain of Mountains which nearly divides Scotland, called the Grampians terminate on the east at the German Ocean, in this parish. The parish also forms the north east point of the County of Kincardine. In shape, it is a peninsula. Its greatest length is about 5 miles, its breadth about 3, its extent about 15 Square Miles. On the north east the land turning into a ness or headland, runs out into the sea and is called Girdleness. On the north west it is washed by the River Dee, and the tide in Aberdeen harbour, and on the south west it is bounded by the parish of Banchory Devenick, on the east it presents to the sea a bold face of rock, from 60 to 80 feet high, covered with grass and various herbs and flowers, then there is a rising bank, arable from the top of the rock to some distance, increasing towards the Southern extremity, - and above towards the west, an ascending heathy ridge of hill, rising to about 200 feet above the sea, through the whole breadth of the parish, and crowned with two cairns, which are seen several leagues off at sea, and serve to direct those who sail near the Coast. A part of the Soil is clayey, but the far greater part is black and loamy, of various depths, and on different bottoms. The haughs, the valley, and sides, as well as the tops of the two hills to the north, and the bank to the south, are in a state of cultivation, particularly the whole of Torry Hill, (So called from its vicinity to the village of Torry." (New Stat Act, [Statistical Account] 195-6) There is no portion of this parish detached, nor any portion of any other parish contained within the boundary of this parish.

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Nigg Parish

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