Slains  Aberdeenshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Slains like this:

Slains, coast par., Aberdeenshire, 9124 ac., pop. 1256; the church stands near Collision vil., 6 miles E. of Ellon. The ruin of Slains Castle, ancient stronghold of the earls of Erroll, demolished in 1594 by James VI., crowns a lofty peninsulated rock on the coast.

Slains through time

Slains is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Slains itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Slains in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th June 2024

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