Hill of Fearn

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Hill of Fearn (Baile an Droma) is a small village near Tain in Easter Ross, in the Scottish council area of Highland.wikipedia
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Hill of Fearn (Baile an Droma) is a small village near Tain in Easter Ross, in the Scottish council area of Highland.
Just outside Hill of Fearn near Tain lies the site of the medieval Fearn Abbey; the parish church of the same name dates from 1772.

Fearn, Highland

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The village is on the B9165 road, between the A9 trunk road and the smaller hamlet of Fearn to the southeast.
The larger village of Hill of Fearn lies directly northeast of the hamlet.

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The village is on the B9165 road, between the A9 trunk road and the smaller hamlet of Fearn to the southeast.

A9 road (Scotland)

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The village is on the B9165 road, between the A9 trunk road and the smaller hamlet of Fearn to the southeast.

Peter Fraser

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Hill of Fearn was the birthplace (28 August 1884) of the New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser (1 April 1940 to 13 December 1949).
A native of Scotland, Peter Fraser was born in Hill of Fearn, a small village near the town of Tain in the Highland area of Easter Ross.

Far North Line

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The Fearn railway station on the Far North Line is a mile from the village.

Fearn railway station

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Fearn railway station is a railway station serving the village of Hill of Fearn in the Highland council area of Scotland.

Portmahomack

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Tarbat Discovery Centre in Portmahomack (seven miles distant) has an excellent archive relating to Peter Fraser (not on display, but may be consulted on request).
It also houses the Peter Fraser Archive of memorabilia relating to Peter Fraser, wartime prime minister of New Zealand, who was born and grew up in Hill of Fearn, 7 mi distant from Portmahomack.

Eric Linklater

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The author Eric Linklater (1899–1974), when he was owner of nearby Pitcalzean House, Nigg in the 1940s and 1950s bought his clothes from the village tailor, Norman Smart.
Linklater moved back to the Scottish mainland in 1947 to Pitcalzean House, near Hill of Fearn in Ross-shire.

Village

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Hill of Fearn (Baile an Droma) is a small village near Tain in Easter Ross, in the Scottish council area of Highland.

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Hill of Fearn (Baile an Droma) is a small village near Tain in Easter Ross, in the Scottish council area of Highland.

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Hill of Fearn (Baile an Droma) is a small village near Tain in Easter Ross, in the Scottish council area of Highland.

Highland (council area)

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Hill of Fearn (Baile an Droma) is a small village near Tain in Easter Ross, in the Scottish council area of Highland.

Fearn Abbey

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The parish church of Fearn Abbey stands a few minutes walk to the south-east of the village.

Balnagown Castle

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Coincidentally, one of its Abbots, Abbot Finlay McFaed (d.1485) almost shares his unusual surname with the present renovator and owner of Balnagown Castle (Seat of the Clan Ross, 10 minutes drive to the southwest) - Mohamed Al Fayed.

Clan Ross

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Coincidentally, one of its Abbots, Abbot Finlay McFaed (d.1485) almost shares his unusual surname with the present renovator and owner of Balnagown Castle (Seat of the Clan Ross, 10 minutes drive to the southwest) - Mohamed Al Fayed.

Mohamed Al-Fayed

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Coincidentally, one of its Abbots, Abbot Finlay McFaed (d.1485) almost shares his unusual surname with the present renovator and owner of Balnagown Castle (Seat of the Clan Ross, 10 minutes drive to the southwest) - Mohamed Al Fayed.

RNAS Fearn (HMS Owl)

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The former RNAS Fearn (HMS Owl) is to the south of the village.

Hotel

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Hill of Fearn has a garage, post office and village shop and butcher's, primary school, bus stop, and a hotel/pub called Fearn Hotel.

Pub

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Hill of Fearn has a garage, post office and village shop and butcher's, primary school, bus stop, and a hotel/pub called Fearn Hotel.

Train station

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The Fearn railway station on the Far North Line is a mile from the village.

The Highland Council

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The "N" on the sign into the village is often removed, giving the village the more sinister title of "Hill of Fear" - despite the best efforts of Highland Council to replace the N, or the entire sign itself, on a number of occasions.

New Zealand

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Hill of Fearn was the birthplace (28 August 1884) of the New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser (1 April 1940 to 13 December 1949).

John MacLeod (minister)

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Hill of Fearn was also the birthplace (14 May 1948) of churchman John MacLeod (minister)

Hector Munro Macdonald

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However, not long after he began his schooling in the Scottish capital, the family moved to a farm near Hill of Fearn, in Easter Ross.