"The inland parish of Arbuthnott, situated almost wholly to the north of the Bervie, extends from near the mouth of that river to where it meets in the west the parish of Fordoun, a distance of 5 miles. With projections in the north and south, it has a length of 6 miles. In the north-west the river Forthy separates it from the parish of Glenbervie, and on the north-east Arbuthnott adjoins the parish of Dunottar. To the east lies Kinneff. On the south Arbuthnott is bordered by the parish of Bervie and on the south-west by Garvock. Fordoun lies to the west. The parish covers an area of 9583 acres, nearly 15 square miles."
The Statistical Account of Scotland The County of Kincardine
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