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Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

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Aboyne (Scottish Gaelic: Abèidh)

Aboyne is a village on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeen, on the River Dee, approximately 26 miles (42 km) west of Aberdeen. [[1]]

The village has been inhabited since very early times, with the west wing of Aboyne Castle dated to 1671 AD. (Source: John Mackintosh, History of the Valley of the Dee, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day)

In 1715, Aboyne was the scene of a tinchal (great hunt), organized by John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, on 3 September, as cover for the gathering of Jacobite nobles and lairds to discuss a planned Jacobite uprising. The uprising began three days later in Braemar. (Source: J.Baynes, The Jacobite Rising of 1715 (1970), pp. 35-36

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