The name of Rhynie is thought to have the meaning ‘A Very Royal Place’. To the eyes of today’s visitor Rhynie’s landscape appears agricultural, sleepy, perhaps even a pastoral idyll. There is little to inform the casual observer of its royal credentials and treasures or to make them stop and explore. But scratch the surface of this pretty little Aberdeenshire village and you will find enough histories going back millennia to fill a museum.
This digital archive hopes to tell the stories of Rhynie’s past and present as they reveal themselves through future archaeological investigation and community contributions.