A planned village in Buchan founded in 1763 by the 'improving' laird Joseph Cumine of Auchry, Cuminestown is situated in Aberdeenshire, 5 miles (8 km) east of Turriff. Comprising a single street, it lies in a designed landscape to the south of Auchry House from which it is separated by the Burn of Monquhitter. Joseph Cumine obliged his feuars to keep a book of worthwhile improvements and rewarded hard workers with a dram of whisky at regular meetings held in the local inn. The poet William Ingram was born here in 1765 and the artist James Cowie was a son of the village who used local views as background to many of his works. The village today has a small industrial estate.

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