|W. Aberdeenshire & Kincardine|
Arbuthnott is a small village in Kincardineshire, found 26 miles south of Aberdeen. It is located on the B967 east of Fordoun (on the A90) and north-west of Inverbervie (on the A92). The nearest railway station is Stonehaven.
The most obvious feature in the village is the 13th Century Parish Church of St. Ternan in which the Missal of Arbuthnott was written.
Lewis Grassic Gibbon hailed from the area and wrote about life in the Mearns. The Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre is located next to the Village Hall, near the Post Office.
Arbuthnott House, the seat of the Viscount of Arbuthnott, is near the village.
Some of the nearest Bronze Age archaeological recoveries are situated somewhat to the north near Stonehaven at the Fetteresso and Spurryhillock sites. In this corner of the county, where the mountains of the Mounth approach the sea to create a narrow strategic corridor, there are several castles, including Dunnottar Castle, Fiddes Castle, Fetteresso Castle and Muchalls Castle.
The church building dates back to the 13th Century, and is one of the few pre-reformation churches still in weekly use. The manse is in nearby town, Inverbervie.
Arbuthnott contains many prominent community groups.
- Newspaper: The Mearns Leader
- Radio: Mearns FM (broadcasting from nearby Stonehaven)
Mearns FM helps to keep Arbuthnott up to date with local and charity events, as well as playing a wee bit of music. Staffed completely by volunteers, Mearns FM is run as a not for profit organisation, broadcasting under a Community Radio licence, with a remit to provide local focus news events and programming. Jointly funded by local adverts and local and national grants. Mearns FM has one of the largest listening areas of any Community Radio Station owing to the Mearns' distributed population, Mearns FM was set up to try to bring these distant communities together.
- Arbuthnott House - category A
- Arbuthnott House - Doocot - category C(s)
- Arbuthnott House - East Gate - category B
- Arbuthnott House - Garden House - category B
- Arbuthnott House - Ice House - category B
- Arbuthnott House Mains Farm - category B
- Arbuthnott House Sundial - category B
- Arbuthnott House, North Bridge over Arbuthnott Burn - category A
- Arbuthnott Parish Kirk - category A
| ("Wikimedia Commons" has material|
- AA Touring Guide to Scotland (1978)
- C.Michael Hogan, Fetteresso Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2008)