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Muir of Rhynie or Rhynie, a village in Rhynie parish, Aberdeenshire, standing 600 feet above sea-level, near the left bank of the Water of Bogie, 4 miles SSW of Gartly station, and 13¾ NW of Alford. A neat place, it serves as a centre of trade for some extent of surrounding country, and has a post office (Rhynie), with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, branches of the North of Scotland Bank and the Aberdeen Town and County Bank, two inns, a gas company, a good water supply, a police station, a public school, the parish church, a Free church, a Congregational chapel, and the Episcopal church of Auchindoir, St Mary's (1859; 80 sittings), which, Early English in style, was restored and decorated in 1883. Cattle fairs are held on the Saturday before the fourth Monday of January, February, March, April, May, November, and December, the day in September after Keith fair, and the day in October after Kennethmont fair; hiring-fairs on the Mondays before 26 May and 22 Nov. Pop. (1861) 349, (1871) 482, (1881) 442.—Ord. Sur., sh. 76, 1874.

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