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Lochlundie Moss

Axehead (Stone), Oar(S), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint), Logboat

Site Name Lochlundie Moss

Classification Axehead (Stone), Oar(S), Unidentified Flint(S) (Flint), Logboat

Alternative Name(s) Fernie Brae; Ferny Brae

Canmore ID 20966

Site Number NK03SW 15

NGR NK 04 33

NGR Description NK c. 04 33

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Slains
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NK03SW 15 c. 04 33.

Finds from Fernie Brae, Lochlundie Moss (NK 04 33) include:

Flint flakes and cores similar to those (allegedly mesolithic) found at the mouth of the Ytham.

A canoe with broken oars found in several feet of peat.

A broken stone axe, originally about 10" long.

A flint spearhead, 4 1/2" long.

Two leaf-shaped arrowheads.

J Dalgarno 1876.

Fernie Brae unlocated. No further information.

Visited by OS (NKB) 3 September 1970.

Dalgarno notes the discovery of a logboat and 'broken oars' during peat-digging in Lochlundie Moss, near Ferny Brae and 'at a depth of several feet'. Lochlundie Moss is a raised peat-bog at an altitude of about 70m OD and the discovery was probably made before 1867, at which date the Name Book notes that the moss was 'pretty well drained'.

J Dalgarno 1876; OS Name Book; R J C Mowat 1996.

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