- Council Aberdeenshire
- Parish Tough
- Former Region Grampian
- Former District Gordon
- Former County Aberdeenshire
Tillyfour Steading, c.1840. Cattle courts on a majestic scale, behind an elongated symmetrical frontage, harled with
margins (with cartshed openings filled in), the pride of William McCombie MP (1805-80), 'the king of graziers', whose principal claim to fame (besides being the first tenant farmer to become a Member of Parliament - 1868, Liberal) is that he perfected the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle. Queen Victoria visited his herd in 1866.
Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk