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Findon, Aberdeenshire

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Findon, Aberdeenshire

Findon or Finnan is a fishing village eight miles south of Aberdeen, famous for originating the smoked haddock known as Finnan haddie. The Findon moor has a number of paths through it, many of which run along the cliffs. Deer can often be seen there. Nearby features include the Portlethen Moss Nature Reserve. Historical buildings in the area include Elsick House, Gillybrands and Muchalls Castle.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyKincardineshire
OS GridNO9397
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

Other names by which Findon, Aberdeenshire has been known in the past


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

Findon.-- fishing vil. (ry. sta. Portlethen), near Findon Ness, on coast of Kincardineshire, 6 miles S. of Aberdeen, pop. 156; gives name to the well-knowr Findon (or Finnan) haddocks, first cured here.

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