In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Skene like this:
Skene, par. and hamlet, Aberdeenshire - par., 10,246 ac., pop. 1787; hamlet, 8½ miles W. of Aberdeen; P.O.; Skene House, seat, is 2¾ miles NW. of hamlet.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Skene has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Aberdeenshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Skene and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Skene in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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