Old Rayne is bordered by the River Ury.
The word "Rayne" comes from the Scottish Gaelic Raon meaning "a field of good ground". In the area around Old Rayne are other settlements including Kirton of Rayne, Rayne North and Potts of Rayne.
Once a burgh of barony, Old Rayne has a 17th-century mercat cross. In days gone by this served as a meeting place for farm workers looking for employment. The bishops of Aberdeen who owned the parish of Rayne once held residence.
Lourin Fair and ORCA
The village hosts Lourin Fair, a traditional country fair dating back some 500 years, held annually on the third Saturday in August.
Lourin Fair is well attended and quite unusual including traditional elements such as Clydesdale Horse competition/parade; bothy concert; pipe band; It's a knockout; homecraft & produce competition; demonstrations; traditional children's games; vintage vehicles and tea/coffee with "fancy pieces"
The fair is organised by the Old Rayne Community Association (ORCA), a registered charity raising funds for community projects; the upkeep of the village hall and supporting local organisations including Toddlers; Playgroup; Scouts; Bowling and Ospreys football.
The nearest church is Rayne Church, Church of Scotland. The parish is "Culsalmond and Rayne linked with Daviot".
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