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Jubilee bonfire on Brimmond Hill, Bucksburn, 1935
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Jubilee bonfire on Brimmond Hill, Bucksburn, 1935

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Jubilee bonfire on Brimmond Hill, Bucksburn, 1935
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Jubilee bonfire on Brimmond Hill, Bucksburn, 1935
During the 16th century, Brimmond Hill, in the parish of Newhills, was designated the site of a warning beacon, or "fyer bitte", to be lit in the event of a Spanish invasion.

In more recent times, celebratory bonfires on Brimmond have marked important national events. In this photograph, we see the bonfire built in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary.

An advertisement in the local press intimated that "Lady Orr, Wardenhill, will set alight a thousand loads of wood to blaze sky-high the Loyal Greetings of Bucksburn and all the Parish of Newhills. This is the biggest bonfire in Britain. A wonderful spectacle."
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