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The Loch Kinord Hotel at Dinnet

Dinnet (Scottish Gaelic, Dùnaidh) is a village in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Approximately equidistant from Deeside towns Aboyne and Ballater and situated on the main A93 road in the valley of the River Dee, it is said to be the gateway to both the Highlands (despite the fact that it is well within the boundaries of present-day Aberdeenshire) and the Cairngorms National Park.[1]

Nearby are Loch Kinord, Loch Davan and Burn O'Vat.[2] The village got its name one summer after a fishing trip in the early 19th century.[3]

Muir of Dinnet is featured extensively in artist Chris Dooks' short film Six Striped Rustic which was commissioned by Banchory's Woodend Barn Arts as part of The Year of Natural Scotland 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Dinnet. Royal Deeside.
  2. ^ Dinnet (3). Royal Deeside.
  3. ^ Fishing Maps. Includes a mention of Dinnet's etymology on the Royal Deeside map.
  4. ^ Six Striped Rustic

Coordinates: 57°03′N 2°54′W / 57.050°N 2.900°W / 57.050; -2.900