Cortiebrae Cottages, Cortes
Cortes shown within Aberdeenshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01346 (Lonmay)|
|UK Parliament||Banff and Buchan|
|Scottish Parliament||Banffshire and Buchan Coast|
The area stretches from the grounds of Cortes House in the west to Cortes Village in the east on the border with the adjacent parish of Lonmay.
Primary education is provided at Rathen School, whilst secondary pupils travel to Fraserburgh Academy.
To the south lies Mormond Hill, on the slopes of which a hill figure known as the White Stag of Mormond, marked with quartz stones, was first laid out by Mr F. W. Cordiner of Cortes to mark his wedding in 1870.
The name Cortes is said to derive from a Gaelic word meaning circle, in reference to a structure that was described as a Druid temple in the New Statistical Account of Scotland (1845), but is now believed to be the remains of a recumbent stone circle.
Another stone circle, of which only three stones remain, is situated on farmland at Cortie Brae.
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- "Public transport information". Aberdeenshire Council. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "White Horse and Stag on Mormond Hill". Peterhead and Buchan Tourism Initiative. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "The New Statistical Account of Scotland (1845), Volume XII, Aberdeen: Parish of Rathen". Electric Scotland. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "Cortes: Archaeological Notes". Scotland's Places. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "Cortie Brae". Scotland's Places. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "Cortes House". Cottages and Castles. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
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