Members inspecting the ruins at Clashmuick in Glen Muick 2017


Oot an Aboot

Every year, members run visits during the summer to interesting historical sites. To ensure numbers are manageable, these are open to members only and their invited guests.

Forthcoming trips are advertised on this page, so keep an eye out for what may be coming up. For a way of seeing the secret parts of Scotland in great company with a knowledgeable guide, these visits cannot be bettered!



Friday August 3
Day walk in Glen Girnock to the abandoned places of Bovaglie and Loinveg. Meet in Tarland Square at 9am for this 11km (total) walk up Glen Girnock. This excursion will be a compliment to James Dyas Davidson’s talk he gave on ‘Abandoned Aberdeenshire’. James will give some history and stories relating to the glen and the abandoned places such as Loinveg and Bovaglie. We will park at Littlemill (OS Map 44 958325) and begin our walk past the old mill and make our way to Loinveg. After that, we will pass Camlet higher up the glen and also a well preserved kiln. At Bovaglie, we will have our lunch and have time to explore Bovaglie. We will return by the same route.
The walk is on a landrover track. There is a short steep part near the start but thereafter it is a steady, gradual climb to both ruins. Walking boots, hillwalking/outdoor gear and a packed lunch with drinks essential. Some fine photo opportunities if the weather is kind to us.

Thursday 23 August:
Ordie Evening Walk, Diatomite Mine at Kieselguhr and the Hall of Logy Rothwayne at Ordie Moss. 1) Diatomite mining at Kieselguhr, Ordie. Peter Craig will explain to us about the diatomite under the moss & the history of the mining in the early 19th century.
2) Veronica & Irvine Ross will lead everyone to the medieval moated site on the Ordie Moss – just a short walk from the parking spot. They will explain the little that is known about the site.
Parking: (1) beside old diatomite factory (grid ref. NJ462011). Peter, Veronica & Irvine will wait for you there (2) junction of moat track with A97 (grid ref. NJ454007)
Bring wellies or walking boots

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