Watson (1926) kens the name is frae Fionn Èire, meanin white Ireland an it "doubtless refers tae the white sands o the estuary". The dative Èireann gied rise tae the uiss o the Inglis erne in ither local names sic as Invererne, Cullerne an Earnhill.
Its it mair likely that the name is frae the Pictish spoken in the area. The Pict-Scot union o 843 brought in Gaelic, Maxwell (1896) kens the Fin is frae the Pictish Pit, as in Pitlochery. The orn is simply 'river', frae the Scots Gaelic abhainn, an Auld Welsh afon. The Gaelic influence wis soon cowped by the sons o Malcolm Canmore who brocht in an ancestor o moderen Scots tung frae the Northumbrian bylied. Ken the lack o places stairtin wi Fin- an Pit- in the Gaelic speakin regions o the wast coast.
Fowk hae bed aroond Findhorn frae mair nor three thousan year. In 1986 biggin work kythed a clay burial urn containin the remains o a quine o twenty five year an her bairn.
- Mair nor 100 eggs belangin tae a Flapper Skate (picturt) haes bin fund at aff the wast coast o Scotland.
- Embro Tattoo is gaun'ae continue on wi it's 2021 event wi a smawer capacity.
- The Garloch Museum an Aiberdeen Art Gallerie hiv baith bin gien Art Fund Museum o the Year prize award an £200,000 in fundin.
Frae a collection o Wikipedia's airticles:
- ... that Scott Manley (picturt) wis a consultant on the scrievin o The Skies of Pern?
- ... that the lest pistol duel in Scotland happent in Auchtertool?
- ... that the seed husks o Plantago can be aet tae sort out yer dry darn?
- ... that Oor Wullie's paw is cried Tam?
- ... that Marco Polo met wi Kublai Khan, the heid chief o the Mongols?