The parish of Strachan or its more ancient name
Stratheichin lies in the north-west corner of Kincardineshire.
Originally the church stood in the middle of the burial ground but with
the building of a new church across the road the old building was
cleared away in 1865-66.
The grounds are in reasonable condition with the
grass kept fairly short, but the shrubbery in places has outgrown its
situation. The site is on a slope and there has been some settlement in
places. The graveyard contains about 200 stones mostly 19th or 20th
century but a few date from the 18th century. The older stones have
suffered the ravages of weather and many are difficult to read. A number
of them need some tender care and a few look as though they will
collapse in the next few years.
Strachan is best approached from Banchory or the
south Deeside road from Aberdeen. It is on the B974 with the graveyard
on the left with the church on the other side of the road. It took me a
bit of looking before I spotted as its well hidden behind a wall and
difficult to see from a car. Easy when you know where it is! Parking is
easy on the main road - though the area near the close by school has
Not perhaps the most exciting graveyard but
interesting none the less. Worth a look.
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