Kincardine O'Neil

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Kincardine O'Neil
Kincardine O'Neil is located in Aberdeen
Kincardine O'Neil
Kincardine O'Neil
Kincardine O'Neil shown within Aberdeenshire
Population 500 (2004) [1]
OS grid reference NO592997
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aboyne
Postcode district AB34
Dialling code 013398
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°05′13″N 2°40′26″W / 57.086934°N 2.673993°W / 57.086934; -2.673993Coordinates: 57°05′13″N 2°40′26″W / 57.086934°N 2.673993°W / 57.086934; -2.673993

Kincardine O'Neil (Scottish Gaelic: Cinn Chàrdainn) is one of the oldest villages in Deeside, in the northeast of Scotland. It is situated between Banchory and Aboyne. The village is known locally as Kinker, and was formerly known as Eaglais Iarach in Gaelic.

It was designated as a conservation area in 1978. It will be connected to the Deeside Way, once the route is completed.

The Old Toll House at Kincardine O'Neil

Area history[edit]

Since ancient times there was a crossing of the Dee River at Kincardine O'Neil.[1] Locations of the Dee crossings along with alignment of ancient trackways formed a major impetus for location of early castles and settlements. In the vicinity of Kincardine O'Neil the Middle Ages trackways to the south had a particular influence on development in and around Kincardine O'Neil and Aboyne Castle.[2]

In the 19th century, the Deeside Railway bypassed the village, impeding the expansion of the settlement, unlike towns nearby. By 1895 the population of Kincardine O'Neil exceeded 200.[3] Most of the extant buildings were built in the 19th century.


The area boasts the River Dee, a village store and an antiques shop. The main street also possesses a plant shop that sells plants and some gardening accessories, and a "mineral shop" that sells various gems, fossils and other mineral curios. In early 2012 the Brewmeister Micro Brewery opened on the Kincardine estate.[4]

Sister cities[edit]

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Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kincardine O'Neil historical profile
  2. ^ Hogan, 2007
  3. ^ Mackintosh, 1895
  4. ^


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