Nigg, Aberdeen

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Nigg is an area of Aberdeen, Scotland, south of the River Dee. The area has a bay known as the Bay of Nigg or Nigg Bay, immediately south of a coastal golf course,[1] and a farm that is also a visitor attraction, known as Doonies Farm.[2]


Nigg is situated somewhat to the east of the ancient Causey Mounth trackway, which route was constructed on high ground to make passable this medieval passage from coastal points south of Stonehaven to Aberdeen. This ancient passage connected the River Dee crossing (where the present Bridge of Dee is situated) via Muchalls Castle and Stonehaven to the south.[3] The route was that taken by William Keith, 7th Earl Marischal and the Marquess of Montrose when they led a Covenanter army of 9000 men in the battle of the Civil War in 1639.[4]

Until 1975 Nigg was administered by the county council of Kincardineshire. When county councils were abolished in that year, Nigg was added to the City of Aberdeen.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BBC Scotland
  2. ^ Doonies Farm
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Causey Mounth, Megalithic Portal, ed.A. Burnham, 3 November 2007
  4. ^ Archibald Watt, Highways and Byways around Kincardineshire, Stonehaven Heritage Society (1985)

Coordinates: 57°07′N 2°06′W / 57.117°N 2.100°W / 57.117; -2.100