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Culsalmond / Culsamond

"CULSAMOND, or Culsalmond, a parish, in the district of Garioch, county of Aberdeen, 2½ miles (N. W.) from Old Rain; containing 1104 inhabitants. This place is said to have derived its name from the Gaelic term Cul-Sal-Mon, signifying "the end of the hill lands". It is about four and a half miles in length, from north to south, and three in breadth; comprising 7400 acres, of which 4000 are in tillage, 300 in pasture, 900 in plantations, and the remainder uncultivated. . . The turnpike-road from Aberdeen to Inverness, by Inverury, Old Rain, and Huntly, passes through the parish. St. Sair's fair is held here, in June, for cattle, horses, sheep, and wool. Ecclesiastically the parish is in the presbytery of Garioch, synod of Aberdeen, and in the patronage of Sir John Forbes: the minister's stipend is £150, of which above a third is received from the exchequer; with a manse, and a glebe of ten acres, valued at £30 per annum. Culsamond church is in good condition. The parochial school affords instruction in the usual branches; the master has a salary of £34, with a house, erected in 1823, a allowance in lieu of a garden, and about £19 fees. . . More"
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1851) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]


A book of monumental inscriptions for this parish is available from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS.

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Church Records

Presbytery of Garioch - Synod of Aberdeen

Here are details of the Birth, Marriage and Death records for this parish, available on the OPR films.

Film Births Marriages Deaths
186/1 1735-1819 1735-1814 1735-86
186/2 1820-54 1832-54  
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Historical Geography

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This parish appears on sheets 29, 37 & 38 of the OS Landranger Series, and on sheet 198 of the OS Pathfinder Series.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NJ648327 (Lat/Lon: 57.383438, -2.587105), Culsalmond which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

Here is a list of place names in the parish.


A booklet containing extracts from the 1696 Poll Book for this parish is available from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS.