Fyvie is a village and parish in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, lying alongside the River Ythan and the A947 road. It is thought that the name Fyvie is derived from Fia-chein meaning 'Deer hill'.
Fyvie Castle is reputed to have been built by King William the Lyon in the early thirteenth century. It was the site of an open-air court held by King Robert the Bruce and home to the future King Charles I as a child.
The village's school, with around 125 pupils, serves the surrounding rural area.
St Peter's Church was built in the early nineteenth century on the site of a mediæval church. Built into the east gable are three Class I Pictish symbol stones and a Class III Pictish cross.
The church displays some Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows.
The song The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie tells of a captain of dragoons who dies for the love of a Fyvie girl. Additionally, the song, Andrew Lammie, tells of the doomed love of a local miller's daughter, Annie, for Lord Fyvie's trumpeter. Both of these songs may have historical basis - the young woman's grave is said to be in Fyvie churchyard.
One of the prophecies of Thomas the Rhymer relates to Fyvie, predicting it will never flourish until a particular three stones are found (a prophecy obviously pre-dating the church with its three Pictish runestones).
- "St Peter's Church, Fyvie". Aberdeenshire Council. http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/smrpub/shire/detail.aspx?refno=NJ73NE0001. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
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- Location map: 57°25’38"N, 2°23’53"W
- Fyvie School
- Fyvie School Parent Forum
- Fyvie Scouts Web Page
- Fyvie Folk Club
- Mill o' Tifty's Annie
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