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From: David & Irene Cossar <>
Subject: Re: COOTER???
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:05:41 +1200
>Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 07:42:29 -0700
>From: Vicky Greig <>
>Posted on: Aberdeen Shire<br>Scotland Queries
>Does anyone know if there is a town called Cooter(sounds like Hooter-like
>an owl)south of Aberdeen. I know I probably am spelling the towns name
>incorrectly. My grandmother said my grandfather Douglas Greig was raised
>there by a McCullach family. My father is going to be visting Scotland
>this summer and I know he would like to visit the town. Thanks for your
>help. Please forgive my spelling.
Probably Peterculter, which is situated on the North Deeside road and
naturally on the north side of the River Dee. It is now part of Aberdeen
City and is approximately eight miles from the city centre. From memory
Banchory would be approximately a further 12 miles west of Peterculter
There is another place known as Maryculter which is on the South Deeside
Road about two miles from Peterculter.
The population of Peterculter is probably something in excess of 3500,
whereas Maryculter consists of little more than a pub an a camping
ground. Peterculter was well known for its paper mill until it was closed
down and demolished some years ago. Most of the village folk were
associated with the paper mill.
I stand to be corrected on the accuracy of some of these figures, but they
are 'ball park.'