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TURRIFF

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 483 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TURRIFF, a municipal and police burgh of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Pop. (1901), 2273. It lies near the Deveron, 38 m. N.W. of Aberdeen by the Great North of Scotland railway, via Inveramsay. In the choir of the ancient church, now in ruins, is a fresco painting of St Ninian. On the 14th of May 1639 the national struggle for civil and religious liberty was inaugurated in the county with the skirmish known as the Trot of Turriff. Some 4 M. south are the remains of the castle of Towie Barclay, the seat of the old family of the Barclays.
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