"Careston or Caraldston, a small parish in the county of Angus extending about 3 miles in length and 1 in breadth. The surface is beautiful and well cultivated with a gently slope from North to South; there are no rocks or hills. The soil is deep and fertile; and the banks of the rivers Southesk and Norin, are beautifully ornamented with various plantations. There are fed annually a considerable number of black cattle but very few sheep."
The Gazetteer of Scotland, W Chalmers, Dundee 1803.
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- The transcription of the section for Careston from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.