Linn of Dee Bridge, Braemar

Linn of Dee Bridge, Braemar

Braemar and Linn of Dee

Braemar in Royal Deeside takes its name from the Gaelic Bràigh Mhàrr which refers to the area of upper Marr. Historically the village grew from two hamlets on either side of the Clunnie Water, Castleton on the East and Auchendryne on West. Just above the village is the Linn of Dee.  The Scottish Linn is a geographical feature where a watercourse has cut through a shelf of hard rock creating a narrow, steep-sided cut though which the watercourse runs.

Braemar is famous for the Braemar Gathering, also known as The Games. Braemar holds an annual Highland Games Gathering on the first Saturday in September, and it is traditionally attended by the British Royal Family. From Queen Victoria onwards, the reigning monarch has been the patron of the Braemar Royal Highland Society.

Braemar twice entered the UK Weather Records with the lowest ever UK temperature of -27.2 C, on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982.

Photograph by Sam Blackburn

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