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English nameBraemar
Gaelic nameBràigh Mhàrr
Meaningupland of Marr district

Location and type of place name

Local authorityAberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Aberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaAB35
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNO148914
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
Bhràigh Mhàrr [gen.] Poems of John Roy Stewart ed Elizabeth E. Mackechnie
'm Braidh-mar 1870 Comhchruinneacha do dh''Orain Thaghta Ghaidhealach le Gilleasbuig Meinne, 81
Braigh Mhàrr Diack, Inscriptions pf Pictland, 170
Additional infoThis is an established form. The forms above are representative.
"Braemar Braigh Mhàrr, is properly the name of the district. The village of Braemar was locally, in Gaelic, always spoken of as Bail Chaisteil, the Castleton." W. Alexander's comment in Inscriptions of Pictland, 170.
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