- MINTLAW, a village, in the parish of Longside, district of Buchan, county of Aberdeen, 8½ miles (W. by N.) from Peterhead; containing about 240 inhabitants. It is situated at the junction of the high roads from Fraserburgh to Aberdeen and Peterhead to Banff, and two miles and a half from the village of Longside. It is of modern date, having been built in the present century, and contains the post-office for the surrounding district. The mail from Aberdeen to Fraserburgh passes twice daily through the village. Fairs for cattle, sheep, and horses are held here on the Tuesdays after the 25th February, 14th April, 14th June, 25th August, 7th October, and 14th December.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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