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Pictish stones set into the wall of Fyvie Kirk
Fyvie is located in Aberdeen
Fyvie shown within Aberdeenshire
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TURRIFF
Postcode district AB53
Dialling code 01651
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57°25′47″N 2°23′20″W / 57.429806°N 2.3889999°W / 57.429806; -2.3889999Coordinates: 57°25′47″N 2°23′20″W / 57.429806°N 2.3889999°W / 57.429806; -2.3889999

Fyvie is a village in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


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 Lion in the early 13th 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.


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.[citation needed]

Folk tradition[edit]

The song The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie tells of a captain of dragoons who dies for the love of a Fyvie girl. Additionally, the song, Andrew Lammie, 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.

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).


It is thought that the name Fyvie is derived from Fia-chein 'Deer hill'.[citation needed]

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