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Marnoch Old Church

Marnoch is a parish in north-eastern Banffshire, adjacent to the border with Aberdeenshire, which is marked here by the River Deveron. The river also forms the entirety of the parish's southern boundary. It had a population of 1,737 at the 2011 census, most of which is to be found in the vilage of Aberchirder in the centre of the parish.

Marnoch Old Church was built in 1792 to replace an ancient church on the banks of the Deveron. It is dedicated to St Marnan, a Celtic missionary from Ireland who settled in the area. The Stone Age standing stone in the churchyard shows that the ground on which the church is built has long been used for religious purposes. The stone is known locally as St Marnan's chair.

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