Laurencekirk

A small town in Aberdeenshire, just off the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen main road.

It is the largest settlement in the Howe o' the Mearns area and houses the local secondary school, Mearns Academy. It's old name was Conveth referring to an obligation to provide free food and board to passing troops. Laurencekirk is in the valley between the Hill of Garvock and the Cairn O'Mount. The famous Johnston Tower can be seen on the peak of the Garvock.Laurencekirk was, in the past, known for making snuff boxes with a special type of hinge (known as the Laurencekirk hinge) invented by James Sandy.

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