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Fyvie is a village in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Geography [ edit ]
Fyvie lies alongside the
River Ythan and is on the A947 road.
Fyvie Castle [ edit ]
Fyvie Castle is reputed to have been built by King William the Lyon in the early thirteenth century. It was the site of an open-air court held by King Robert the Bruce and home to the future King Charles I as a child.
Education [ edit ]
The village's school, with around 125 pupils, serves the surrounding rural area.
St Peter's Church was built in the early nineteenth century on the site of a medieval church. Built into the east gable are three Class I
Pictish symbol stones and a Class III Pictish cross. [1 ]
The church displays some
Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows.
Folk tradition [ edit ]
tells of a captain of dragoons who dies for the love of a Fyvie girl. Additionally, the song, The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie , tells of the doomed love of a local miller's daughter, Annie, for Lord Fyvie's trumpeter. Both of these songs may have historical basis - the young woman's grave is said to be in Fyvie churchyard. Andrew Lammie
One of the
prophecies of Thomas the Rhymer relates to Fyvie, predicting it will never flourish until a particular three stones are found (a prophecy obviously pre-dating the church with its three Pictish runestones).
Etymology [ edit ]
It is thought that the name Fyvie is derived from
Fia-chein 'Deer hill'.
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Coordinates: 57°25′38″N 2°23′53″W / 57.42722°N 2.39798°W