400 Years of History

High up in the Grampian hills, a lovely little river winds gently down through heather covered moors. It passes by an ancient pine wood recognised today as one of the last remnants of the Old Caledonian Forest. On the river bank stand two working watermills, as if time has stood still for 150 years. Suddenly, the wooded valley opens out to reveal a very different scene of small hamlets, interspersed with well-tended agricultural land.

All this richly diverse area is aptly called “Finzean”, meaning in Gaelic “the fair place”, for it is very beautiful and has been the home of the Farquharson family for four hundred years, including the twelfth Laird, Joseph Farquharson R.A., who loved this place, and made it known in artistic circles all over the world.
Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tearoom is delighted to stock a book and DVD celebrating the history, culture and people of such a unique location. Both are available to buy at the shop or can be ordered by calling and posted out to any location.



The Fair Place,
Celebrating 400 years

by Angus Farquharson
A delightful book relating the history of Finzean and the Farquharson family’s association with the valley through the last 400 years.
The Turning of a Year
by Frieda Morrison

A poetic look at the unique rural community of Finzean and it’s inhabitants old and young. Filmed in the 400th year of the Farquharsons' association with Finzean and set beautifully to music, words and song.

Finzean Estate Farm Shop, Tearoom and Holiday Cottages
Finzean, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB31 6PA only 25 miles from Aberdeen between Banchory and Aboyne
Tel: 01330 850710