Sunday, 26 August 2007

Aberdeenshire Ancestry Tours

Aberdeenshire, a maritime County. in the North East. of Scotland; bounded North and East by the German Ocean; South by the counties of Kincardine, Forfar, and Perth; and West by the counties of Inverness and Banff. Greatest length, North East and South West, eighty five miles; greatest breadth, North West and South East, 42 miles; coastline, 60 miles. Area, 1955.4 sq. m., or 1,251,451 ac. Pop. 267,990, or 137 persons to each square mile. The coast is mostly bold and rocky, and with little indentation. The chief promontories are Kinnaird's Head, Rattray Head, and Buchan Ness, the last being the most easterly point of Scotland. The surface, on the whole, is hilly and mountainous. It is lowest in the districts bordering on the coasts; hilly in the interior, with much moor, but also with many slopes and hollows in a good state of cultivation; and grandly mountainous in the SW., where numerous summits, including Ben Macdhui (4296 ft.), rise above 3000 ft. Much of the country is well-wooded. The chief rivers are the Dee, Don, Ythan, Ugie, and Deveron. Granite is the principal rock, and is extensively quarried for exportation. Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Tour Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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