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Glenbuchat Heritage

5 Donside Flooding 1829 and 1881
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5 Donside Flooding 1829 and 1881

Donside Floods

We may think that we are living in an age of climate change with resulting increased risk of flooding. The reports below, 1829 from the Reading Mercury and 1881 from the Aberdeen Journal, about flooding in Donside in those years shows the disastrous effect they had on life, limb and property.

These articles are reproduced by kind permission of the British Newspaper Archive

Picture added on 10 February 2013 at 17:49
Aug. 1829 was the time of the infamous Muckle Spate. A massive deluge over the Cairngorms caused extensive, serions flooding on Deeside, Donside, and Speyside. This event has been commerated in numerous books and articles.
Added by Ken Cruickshank on 11 February 2013
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