grave warren

Inverurie cemetery seen from the Bass

The bass of Inverurie and Inverurie cemetery face a furry and rather cute danger – rabbits.

They seem to be everywhere in this large grounds between the river Ury and Reithhall Road.They seem to be everywhere in this large ground between the wild banks of the river Ury and Reithhall Road.

 

 

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The Norman Motte and Bailey castle that once stood here must have commanded the glen with power and might, the now long vanished wooden tower allowing sight for miles, when the castle was still in use.

The ancient Norman Motte and Bailey castle thrusts upward with might, the long vanished wooden tower must have allowed sight for miles when the castle was still in use in the12 th century.

The rabbits use the mounds as a playground and build their burrows and warrens underneath the trees. They use the headstones of the cemetery to hide, they blend in perfectly as long as they don’t move but the thought of them digging deep into the existing graves is rather disturbing..

The ancient Pictish Symbol Stones are unfortunately not on display at the moment. Aberdeen council took them away for restoration.

The cemetery is very much alive with the rabbits that do not seem particularly shy. For a long time, rabbits have been considered a symbol of fertility, innocence, even rebirth.

Rather antagonistic of the wee creatures to settle here, a place of death and decay, a cemetery.

. For a long time rabbits have been considered as a symbol of fertility, innocence, even rebirth

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