- E7B781FD07584E6B3724FA0F3E087889

Search Holiday Accommodation

Visitors To Scotland Information Map

Top Destinations

Drumnadrochit

 

 United Kingdom
2 properties 

  • Glenbervie Latitude 56.9167° N Longitude -2.3722° W
  • Glenbervie Postcode AB39
  • Glenbervie WOEID 21167
  • Glenbervie Map
  • Glenbervie Weather
  • Glenbervie Reviews

Glenbervie Kincardinshire, this upland parish with its neighbour to the south Arbuthnott is the country celebrated in the remarkable work of fiction “A Scots Quar” trilogy comprising the novels, Sunset Song, Cloud Howe and Grey Granite by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, whose real name was James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935).

As Gibbon reminds us in Cloud Howe, it is also the country of the forefathers of Robert Burns of james Burnes, the poets great grandfather. Gibbon writes ‘His folk had the ups and downs of all flesh till the father of‘ Robert Burnes grew up and grew sick of the place and went off to Ayr and there the poet Robert was born, him that lay with nearly as many Women as Solomon did though not all at one time.

Bervie Water is a stream less than 20 miles long that rises in the foothills of the Grampians and flows roughly southward to the North Sea at Inverbervie to the east of the stream stand the small upland farms on which both the Burnescs and the parents of the modern novelist dwelt.

Although Gibbon was born (in l9Ol) at Hill of Seggat in the Buehan parish of Auchterless he spent his boyhood at Blaweary, the cottage of Bloomfield.

Above it, the moor called the Reisk mounts to the Hill of Bruxie which, with its snipe haunted lochan, overlooks the main road from Stonehaven to Laurencekirk Glenbervie House, in reality a castle otthe early 16th cent, built on an unusual plan with two great round towers projecting at either end of the inain front was besieged by Adam Gordon of Auchin doun on behalf of Mary Queen of Scots in 1572.

The upper parts of the main block and of the round towers were altered and rebuilt in the 18th and l9th century but the basement, including the two towers, is vaulted throughout and the towers have wide mouthed gun loops so disposed as to cover the approaches and rake with fire the front of the main building.

Glenbervie was held successively by the Melvilles, including that unpopular Sheriff of the Mearns who was ‘sodden and suppit in bree’ (boiled alive by his obstreperous neighbours) in 1420, and by the Douglases, earls of Angus who held it at the time of the siege.

Advertise holiday accommodation and property for sale including hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation.


Log in to comment

Customer Review

No reviews yet
  • From 4 to 5
    0
  • From 3 to 4
    0
  • From 2 to 3
    0
  • From 1 to 2
    0
  • From 0 to 1
    0

Latest Scottish Destinations Guides

Sunday, 28 November 2021 05:26

Summer Isles Ross & Cromarty visitor information and holiday accommodation guide. This cluster of islands at the mouth of Loch Broom has a variety of shapes and sizes offering an ideal tourist destination with there own holiday accommodation including hotels and self catering...

Sunday, 28 November 2021 04:51

Visitor information for Glen Strathfarrar which is situated situated near Loch Ness it is named from the River Farrar, which runs through the glen, and which derives from the Pictish var, and was known to the Romans as Varrar. There is ample hospitality and holiday accommodation on offer in the...

Saturday, 27 November 2021 05:05

Who is to say which is the most famous mountain in Scotland? But the visitor to Suilven will have no doubt as to which is the most memorable. It is situated on the west of Sutherland and l4 miles south east of Lochinver rising to a height of 2,399 ft, and stamps itself on the eye the Sugar Loaf,...

Friday, 26 November 2021 05:40

Talisker is located in Inverness-shire it is the name of the bay and district, and a distillery on Skye. The distillery is operated by Diageo, and is marketed as part of their Classic Malts series. Talisker Geolocation Logitude 57.3023° Latitude N, -6.3567° W Postcode IV47 8SR Carbost 4 day...

Friday, 26 November 2021 05:35

Along this famous route discover some of the most famous malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, historic distilleries and world-renowned brands of Malt Whisky. Take your time as you explore famous sights and distilleries, in the Highlands, It’s an ideal road trip for bikers, hikers, driving...

Thursday, 25 November 2021 04:41

North coast 500 is a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle, it has been dubbed Scotland’s answer to the renowned ‘Route 66. The route is also known as the NC500 it was launched in 2014, linking many features in the north Highlands of...

Thursday, 25 November 2021 04:30

In and around Tomatin are a range of holiday accommodation on offer to suit all budgets in hotels, B and B and self catering etc. Tomatin Latitude 57.3358° N Longitude -3.9922° W  Tomatin Postcode IV13 Tomatin Map Tomatin Weather Forecast Tomatin Reviews Tomatin Discussion Forum Tomatin...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:46

Muck is an Island of Invernss-Shire, it is the smallest of the 'Small Isles' group in the Inner Hebrides, the others being Canna, Eigg and Rum. Only 2 miles long and covering 1.586 acres, its highest point is 451ft. A mail-boat calls but there is no other communication with the mainland except by...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:31

Struie Hill, Ross and Cromarty overlooks the Dornoch Firth, and the inland road from Evanton to Bonar Bridge passing over it rises to about 700 ft where a view indicator gives a panorama of Sutherland as far as Ben More Assynt to the west Some 3 miles south east of the viewpoint is Altnamain Inn,...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:16

Quiraing is a collection of rocks on Skye. This remarkable indeed fantastic, conglomeration of rock-pinnacle scenery lies at the north end of the peninsula of Trotternish. It is a wilderness of rocks attaining at its highest peak some 1,779 ft and acts as a kind of natural fortification for any...

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:04

Rassal Ross and Cromarty, One of the few nutural or semi-nutural ashwoods in Britain and certainly the most northerly. Rassal is 202-acre Nature Reserve near the head of Loch Kishorn The woodland only occupies about 30 acres but the appearance of the wood is unusual because the limestone hass been...

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 07:12

Meikle Ferry between Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland.  This ferry across the Dornoch Firth from a long spit of land 5 miles north west of Tain to a point 4 miles south west of Dornoch was 1.5 miles long now discontinued it was once a very dangerous crossing but was the only link with the north...

Search Property For Sale etc

Glenbervie Map

Glenbervie Weather

 

Latest Reviews

Your review
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve lovely way to spend a day
Kim · Dinnet Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Friendly and hard working team at Drumlithie Inn who have transformed this venue into a ...
gazer · Drumlithie Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Great day with family spent visiting Haddo House & Gardens. Had an excellent tour of ...
Your review
Haddo House Great day out, the house is surrounded by a huge park which is ...
Terry · Ellon Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Great place for checking out the East coast fishing areas, lovely fish and chips and ...
Sandra · Fraserburgh Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago
Your review
Stayed here for a week self catering, great place to track round Royal Deeside
Kim · Aboyne Visitor Information Guide · 2 months ago