The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Banff. Elgin, Nairn

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland
 

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Page 63 - ... who had that night sought quarters with them ; the other was tenanted by a poor lame woman, who kept a school for girls and young children. After the flood the prospect here was melancholy; the burn that formerly wound through the beautiful haugh above the promontory, had cut a channel as broad as that of the Spey, from one end of it to the other. The whole wood was gone, the carding mill had disappeared, the miller's house was in ruins, and the banks below were strewed with pales, gates, bridges,...
Page 63 - After the flood the prospect here was melancholy. The burn that formerly wound through the beautiful haugh, above the promontory, had cut a channel as broad as that of the Spey, from one end of it to the other. The whole wood was gone ; the carding-mill had disappeared, the miller's house was in ruins, and the banks below were strewed with pales, gates, bridges, rafts, engines, wool, yarn, and half-woven webs, all utterly destroyed. A new road was recently made in this parish, and all the burns were...
Page 17 - In April, 1644, parties were sent down to Banff and Buchan. There went down to Banff the lairds of Gight, Neutown, and Ardlogie, with a party of forty horse and musketeers, brave gentlemen. They took in the town without contradiction, meddled with the keys of the tolbooth, took free quarters, and plundered all the arms they could get, buff coats, pikes, swords, carabines, pistols, yea and money also. They took frae Alexander Winchester, one of the baillies, seven hundred merks...
Page 24 - Industry for the maintenance and education of male and female children of the labouring-classes, whose parents are unable to maintain and educate them, and for putting out the said children, when fit to be so, as apprentices to some trade or occupation, or employing them in such a manner as may enable them to earn a livelihood by their lawful industry, and make them useful members of society...
Page 97 - The object of that distant journey," says Chalmers, " was not then known, and cannot be completely ascertained." " She repassed through the country of the Gordons, which had once been held out as so frightful. She remained a night at Gartley, where there is still a ruined castle, and the parish whereof belongs even now to the Duke of Gordon.
Page 324 - He was also one of the trustees for the improvement of fisheries and manufactures, and for the management of the annexed estates in Scotland.
Page 273 - God had •determined to bring upon the earth at once, " the windows of heaven were opened, and the fountains of the great deep broken up.
Page 54 - London, to be by them invested in the funds, and (after the death of certain persons therein named, who were to enjoy the interest for their respective lives,) the whole stock to be drawn again out of the funds, and remitted to the Magistrates of Banff, in North Britain, to be by them laid out as a charitable fund in the best manner possible, and to remain under the directions of the acting magistrates from year to year.
Page 160 - Erected at the public expense to the memory of Major-general ANDREW HAY. He was born in the county of Banff, in Scotland, and fell on the 14th of April, 1814, before the fortress of Bayonne, in France, in the 52nd year of his age, and the 34th of his services, closing a military life, marked by zeal, prompt decision, and signal intrepidity.
Page 274 - The first is about 50 fathoms deep, 60 long, and 40 broad, from which there is a subterraneous passage to the sea, about 80 yards long, through which the waves are driven with great violence in a northern storm, and occasion a smoke to ascend from the den.

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