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Stunning pictures from throughout Aberdeenshire and the North East of Scotland.

The North East is steeped in history and character, and has some of Scotland's very best scenery. Discover some of the best that Aberdeenshire has to offer in our ever-growing galleries, from ancient hill forts and castles, to rugged mountains and colourful wildlife - Aberdeenshire has it all.

Midmar
Midmar

The village of Midmar, by Echt.  Midmar Kirk features an impressive stone circle, including a giant 20 tonne recumbent stone some 15 ft x 4 ft in size. The recumbent circle is peculiar to the north east of Scotland and south west Ireland. Recumbent stone circles date back to approx 3000 BC.

Although the site was landscaped in 1914, much of the original stone circle still exists, with many stones standing over 8 ft tall.  Interestingly most recumbent stone circles are aligned with the winter solstice.  The surrounding hills at the Midmar Kirk obscure this, so the Midmar stones instead face the minor lunar standstill.

The neighbouring village of Echt has a number of prehistoric remains, including the so called Barmekin of Echt which is on a hill to the northwest. There is also the Cullerlie stone circle near Sunhoney Farm, which may date from the Bronze Age.

Glen Avon
Glen Avon

Glen Avon is at the foot of Ben Avon, the most easterly mountain in the famous Cairngorm range. Ben Avon itself is a very large and complex mountain, and stretches towards Inchrory and the River Gairn.  Ben Avon is distinguishable from many viewpoints by the dominating granite tors visible on the skyline of its long flat plateau. The highest point of the massif, known as Leabaidh an Dàimh Bhuide (bed of the yellow stag) is classified as both a Munro and a Marilyn.

Ridges lead in almost every direction from the broad summit of Ben Avon, allowing access from Glen Avon itself to the north, from Beinn a' Bhùird to the west and from Gleann an t-Slugain in the south. To the west of the summit lies the massive corrie, Slochd Mòr, with its rocky cliffs, and the approaches from the south and west take you close to the corrie rim.

Dallas Moor
Dallas Moor

Bordering the boundary of Aberdeenshire is Dallas moor, near Forres and Elgin, on the Moray Firth. The town of Forres in Morray is one of Scotland's oldest small towns. Forres has very impressive parks and gardens, which have led to many awards from the prestigious Britain and Scotland in Bloom competitions.

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Some minor changes behind the scenes now allows registered users to post updates to Twitter.  Registered users will notice a new tab in the Account Settings, called "Twitter Accounts".  Enter your own Twitter details and password, and when you post to the Aberdeenshire Guide you'll get a new tweet automatically added to your own Twitter page.  You have full control on what appears, so the option is yours whether you want  to tweet or not.

Well, this is it, the public launch of the Aberdeenshire Guide website.  Lots still to do, but the basics are now in place.

It's been a tough decision - is it better to introduce new features and functions to Ardgrain.com and risk changing the whole concept of the website, or is it better to bite the bullet and put something completely new together... 

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Slains Castle, Cruden Bay Photograph by Michael Stephens www.mstephensphotography.co.uk Photo Sat, 13 Mar 2010
Slains Castle, Cruden Bay Photograph by Michael Stephens www.mstephensphotography.co.uk Photo Sat, 13 Mar 2010

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The colours in this are great! commented Graham
Overlooking the obvious, it is a nice picture :) commented Rae
Great pic Jade. Armani would be proud of this one... commented Graham