NEFA - The North East Folklore Archive

Paper Treasure

The Muckle Spate of 1829

In 1829, floods devastated large areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire. This project explores written records from the time, to discover the catastrophic effects of "The Muckle Spate" on the inhabitants of North East Scotland.

Follow the links below to find information for teachers and a series of Resource Packs for pupils, available for download in PDF format.

Resource Pack: The Muckle Spate

Project Cards: The Muckle Spate


Landseer's 'Highland Flood'




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