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Drumblade Parish Church

Drumblade is a hamlet and parish in north-western Aberdeenshire.[1] The ancient name of this parish, Drumblait, which is Gaelic, signifies "covered hills or braes." The church was built in 1773, and improved in 1829.

The hamlet is 4¾ miles east of the town of Huntly[2] and the parish extends right to the River Bogie at the edge of Huntly. In fact, Huntly railway station is situated in Drumblade.

Drumblade Stone Circle, or Ston(e)yfield, is the remains of an ancient stone circle. It is about four miles east of Huntly.[3]

Drumblade is the site of the Battle of Slioch in December 1307,[4] involving Robert the Bruce.


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