Aberdeenshire: North and Moray David Walker, Matthew Woodworth

Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Scotland
Publication date:
14 May 2015
Yale University Press
800 pages: 216 x 121mm
120 color illus.


This volume is the first of two to illuminate the buildings of the northeast of Scotland.  It covers not only Aberdeenshire’s historic districts of Formartine, Buchan, and Banff but also the whole of Moray. Picturesque former fishing villages cling to the rugged coastline, while the inland rivers support some of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland. Also included are examples of the finest medieval ecclesiastical architecture, notably the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, major country houses such as Brodie Castle and Duff House, as well as the churches and public buildings of the numerous planned settlements, villages, and major towns.

David W. Walker and Matthew Woodworth are research fellows at the University of Aberdeen.

“The long wait for these two volumes was worth it. They provide a tremendous insight into an architectural heritage that’s as complex and diverse as its terrain is large and varied… The architectural scope covered by this pair of volumes is astounding.”—Simon Green, Country Life