Mimrikin’s Clump is to be found a little west of Logie farm in the Parish of Fintray, Aberdeenshire. The Modern Antiquarian visited Mimrikin in June 2011: “It is easy to … Continue reading Mimrikin


A film about Castle Newe, Strathdon. This film is dedicated to Bettine Forbes and is given with love by three teddy bears holding paws together: Hale Bopp, Aloysius and Paddington. … Continue reading NEWE

Known by this name

Anglers on the River Don have long been familar with a deep pool known as ‘Philips Pot’. The first Ordinance Survey notebook of 1858 gives this description: Of this “lunatic” … Continue reading Known by this name

I’ll never give in

Stanley Murray, salmon poacher, protesting outside Aberdeen Sheriff Court. It is clear that Stanley Murray has had a colourful past but he is determined to reveal the injustice that he … Continue reading I’ll never give in