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Coordinates: 56°58′N 2°13′W / 56.96°N 2.21°W / 56.96; -2.21

Stanehyve Square
Steenhive frae the air

Steenhive (itherwise kent as Stanehyve, Cala na Creige in the Gaelic) is a toun wi aboot ten thousan indwallers (9,577 in the 2001 census) on the nor'eist (German Ocean) coast o Scotland. It is the coontie toon o the historic coontie o The Mearns an the praisent day coontie o Aiberdeenshire. It growed aroond an Airn Age fishin clachan, nou the "Auld Toon", an raxt inlaund frae the siesyd.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Steenhive is 15 mile (24 km) sooth o Aiberdeen in a beildie steid on Stanehyve Bay atwein the Carron Wattir an the Cowie Wattir.[1] The herbor, maed up o twa bynes, wis bettert in the 1820s bi the ingineer Robert Stevenson (grandfaither o the writer Robert Louis Stevenson) an becam an important centur o the 19t yeirhunder herrin tred;[2] the herbor is boond on the north bi Bellman's Heid an at the sooth bi Downie Pynt. At the wastren lip of Stonehaven, wast o the A90 road ligs the veilage Kirkton o Fetteresso.

Stonehaven haes growed swith sin the ayl boom in Aiberdeen. The mair demaund for new housin haes seen fower new estates bein eikit til the toun, makkin a whein o suburbs.

Laundmerks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Steids o worship[eedit | eedit soorce]

Steenhive haes three Kirks o Scotland: Dunnottar Pairish Kirk, Steenhive Sooth Pairish Kirk an Fetteresso Pairish Kirk, an evangelical Kirk o Scotland. The toun haes een Baptist Kirk, an Episcopal Kirk an a Catholic kirk anaw.

Referenses[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger 45, Stonehaven and Banchory, 1:50,000 scale, 2004
  2. Gazeteer for Scotland. "Stonehaven". Retrieved 28 Apryle 2007.