Memsie

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Memsie
Memsie is located in Aberdeenshire
Memsie
Memsie
Location within Aberdeenshire
OS grid referenceNJ971624
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFRASERBURGH
Postcode districtAB43
Dialling code01346
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°39′N 2°03′W / 57.65°N 2.05°W / 57.65; -2.05Coordinates: 57°39′N 2°03′W / 57.65°N 2.05°W / 57.65; -2.05

Memsie, Aberdeenshire, is a small community near Fraserburgh, Scotland.[1] On Memsie Moor there is a very large stone cairn, Memsie Cairn, which has been opened, but nothing found inside.[2] There were two other cairns, but they have been removed.[3] Apart from the cairn, Memsie is near Mormond Hill, which was a very large listening post in the Cold War. These days the former listening post is used for satellite communications. The nearest Kirk to Memsie is in Rathen.

The House of Memsie is located east of the A981 to the south of the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 30 Fraserburgh (Peterhead & Ellon) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2009. ISBN 9780319231692.
  2. ^ Memsie Cairn - Historic Environment Scotland
  3. ^ Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland A Graphic and Accurate Description of Every Place in Scotland (1901) - p. 1155