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Ruthven, Aberdeenshire

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Ruthven, Aberdeenshire

Ruthven, Aberdeenshire is a village in Scotland near Huntly (to the south east), and Keith (to the north west). It is traditionally pronounced "Riven". The "Wow o Riven" was a church bell in the area, and is mentioned in the ballad about Tam o Riven (Thomas Gordon), a knight who lived in The "Wow o Riven" became the title of one of George MacDonald's short stories too, which plays in Ruthven.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ5046
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

Ruthven, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ruthven.-- vil., Cairney par., Aberdeenshire, 2 miles NW. of Rothiemay sta. and 6 miles N. of Huntly; P.O.

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