Brig o Dee (brig)

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Brig o Dee

The Brig o Dee is a road bridge ower the River Dee in Aiberdeen, Scotland. It was buildit in 1527.[1] It wis whaur the auld drover's gate Causey Mounth crossit the Dee. There wis a battle o Brig o Dee in 1639, atween Royalists and the Covenanters, wha wir led bi William Keith, Great Marischal, an is a historic site.[2] A poem wis screived aboot the battle:

Muskies mother [a large cannon] has made a vow
That she will take her venter [dare to go],
And thunder throughe (the) brige of Dee
Led by a Covenanter.
The Covenanters that ye see
Come marching alongest the grein [open grassy ground],
Wer not for feare of God they say,
They wold plounder Aberdeine.[1]

Coordinates: 57°7.38′N 2°7.14′W / 57.12300°N 2.11900°W / 57.12300; -2.11900

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  1. a b Richards, J. M. (1984). The National Trust book of bridges. National Trust. London: J. Cape. ISBN 0-224-02106-0. OCLC 11497775.
  2. "STONEHAVEN ROAD AND ANDERSON DRIVE SOUTH, BRIDGE OF DEE, OVER RIVER DEE, INCLUDING SUNDIAL (LB20068)". portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 18 Januar 2022.