Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Altens

Altens, a coast hamlet in Nigg parish, Kincardineshire, 2¼ miles SSE of Aberdeen. It was formerly a considerable fishing settlement: but owing to the badness of its harbour, and the want of suitable means for curing haddocks, it became deserted by fishermen.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a coast hamlet"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Nigg ScoP       Kincardineshire ScoCnty

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