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Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

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Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Dinnet is a village in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Approximately equidistant from Deeside towns Aboyne and Ballater and situated on the main A93 road in the valley of the River Dee, it is said to be the gateway to both the Highlands (despite the fact that it is well within the boundaries of present-day Aberdeenshire) and the Cairngorms National Park. Nearby is Loch Kinord and Burn o' Vat. The village got its name one summer after a fishing trip in the early 19th century.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNO4598
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

Dinnet, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dinnet, quoad sacra par. and sta. on Deeside Ry., Aboyne and Glentanner par., Aberdeenshire, pop. 311; P.O.; the sta. is 4½ miles W. of Aboyne; Dinnet Burn (generally considered the natural line between the Highlands and Lowlands of Deeside) issues from Loch Davan, and flows. 2 miles SE. to the Dee; the Muir of Dinnet, a dismal tract, containing several cairns and vestiges of ancient warfare, stretches between Dinnet sta. and Cambus O'May sta., 2½ miles SW.

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