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For ither uises, see Marr (disambiguation).
Map o Scotland showin the present-day committee aurie o Marr

Marr (Scots Gaelic: Màrr) is ane o sax committee auries in Aiberdeenshire, Scotland. It haes a population o 34,038 (2001 Census). Someone frae Marr is cried a Màrnach in Scots Gaelic.

Tae the wast, the muntain environs o the Cairngorms Naitional Pairk sustains a well-developit tourist industry based on heritage an ootdoor pursuits. Forestry an livestock fermin are key industries, pairticularly in remoter auries. Pairt o the aurie haes qualifee'd for EU financial assistance.

The committee aurie consists o three wairds o Aberdeenshire cooncil:

  • Aboyne, Upper Deeside an Donside
  • Banchory an Mid-Deeside
  • Huntly, Strathbogie an Aaford[1]

Atween thaim the three wairds elect 10 cooncillors tae the saxty-aicht member cooncil.[2]

Historic destrict[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Scotland showin the historic destrict o Marr

Marr is namit efter Mar, ane o the historic destricts o Scotland, extendin frae north o the Don soothwaird tae the Mounth. Like ither such destricts, it wis unner the rule o a mormaer in the Middle Ages. In the 12t century an earl (the Earl o Mar) teuk his place, but nae definite succession o earls appears till the 13t century, nor is ony connection established atween thaim an the mormaers.

In the eleivent century Malcolm III introducit the office o sheriff tae Scotland. He an his successors Edgar, Alexander I an in pairticular David I dividit the kintra intae sheriffdoms or shires.[3] Marr formit the lairger portion o the shire o Aiberdeen, which, as Aberdeenshire, in time became ane o the coonties o Scotland.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Area Committee Membership". Aberdeenshire Council. 18 February 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  2. "Councillors". Aberdeenshire Council. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  3. Wallace, James (1890). The Sheriffdom of Clackmannan. A sketch of its history with a list of its sheriffs and excerpts from the records of court compiled from public documents and other authorities with preparatory notes on the office of Sheriff in Scotland, his powers and duties. Edinburgh: James Thin. pp. 7–19. 
  4. Mackie, Alexander (1911). Aberdeenshire. Cambridge County Geographies. London: Cambridge University Press. 

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

Public Domain This airticle incorporates text frae a publication nou in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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Coordinates: 57°13′35″N 2°46′38″W / 57.22639°N 2.77722°W / 57.22639; -2.77722