Bell Tree

The First Ordnance Survey Book, c1865, Auchindoir parish, Aberdeenshire:

BELL TREE: “A venerable looking Sycamore near to Druminnor House, having a bell amongst its branches, & which was formerly used for the purpose of assembling the workmen in connection with Druminnor Estate to their meals.”

DRUMINNOR HOUSE: There is a tradition in the district that “During the feudal times the Forbes gave a banquet to eight of the Gordons who were assassinated at the table, and buried in the vicinity of Druminnoir House. It is stated that the party was so arranged at the table that each Forbes stabbed his man as he sat.”

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