Blaeu Atlas of Scotland 1662

Blaeu Atlas of Scotland 1662

Blaeu Atlas of Scotland

Extract from the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, showing Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and the surrounding countryside, which includes the Barony of Ardgrain (Ardgroin) to the north of Ellon, above the Ythan river.  Read more » 

The Ardgrain Name

Ardgrain

From its earliest Celtic origins, the name Ardgrain has slowly evolved over time while remaining easily recognisable and totally unique

 

Celtic Origins

The name Ardgrain has gradually evolved and changed in spelling over the past centuries. With few people able to write, many references to Ardgrain were transcribed from word of mouth, and local accents and changing dialects have played a part in the various spellings.  Read more »