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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.
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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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