Ythan  Aberdeenshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Ythan like this:

Ythan, a smooth, slow river of Aberdeenshire, rising at the Wells of Ythan, 768 feet above sea-level, and winding 35 1/8. miles east-south -eastward, through or along the borders of Forgue, Auchterless, Fyvie, Methlick, Tarves, Ellon, Logie-Buchan, Slains, and Foveran parishes, till it falls into the German Ocean near the seaport village of Newburgh. ...

It is a capital stream for salmon, sea-trout, and yellow trout; and pearl-mussels are still found in it when the water is low. The great pearl in the crown of Scotland is said to have been found here; and about 1750 Mr Tower, an Aberdeen merchant, got £100 sterling from a London jeweller for a lot of pearls from the Ythan. The price he had named was only £100 Scots, or £8, 6s. 8d.—Ord. Sur., shs. 86, 87, 77, 1876-73.

Ythan through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2024

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