Tarland and Migvie
"TARLAND-AND-MIGVIE, a parish, in the district of Kincardine-O'Neil, county of Aberdeen, 31 miles (W.) from Aberdeen; containing 1093 inhabitants. The ancient parish of Tarland derives its name, signifying in the Celtic language a "level tract", from a tract of land near the village, extending more than two miles in length, and almost level from one extremity to the other. The etymology of the name of the ancient parish of Migvie is altogether involved in obscurity. . . The scenery is in general of pleasing character, and in some places highly picturesque. The soil is greatly varied. . . Husbandry has been much improved within the last thirty or forty years; and the arable lands are now in a state of good cultivation, producing, since a more plentiful supply of lime has been brought from Aberdeen, abundant crops of grain of every kind. . . The village of Tarland is situated on the north bank of the burn; the houses are neatly built, and attached to each is a small portion of land, in the cultivation of which the inhabitants are partly employed. . . Ecclesiastically this place is within the limits of the presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil and synod of Aberdeen. The minister's stipend is £177. 3. 9., with a manse, and a glebe valued at £ 5 per annum; patron, the Crown. There are churches both at Tarland and Migvie, in the latter of which the minister officiates every third Sunday. . . 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.
|Cromar Parish Church, Tarland, Church of Scotland|
|Tarland and Migvy, Church of Scotland|
|Tarland Parish Church, Tarland, Church of Scotland|
|Tarland Free Church, Tarland, Free Church|
Presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil - Synod of Aberdeen
Here are details of the Birth, Marriage and Death records for this parish, available on the OPR films.
Here is a detailed description of the parish, written in 1875.
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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.