A cairn in memory of local historian, Dr. Victor Gaffney, stands at just a short walk from the Campdalmore car park with views of the Cairngorms and the River Avon.
Visitors to this viewpoint are rewarded with views of the Cairngorms and the River Avon. Just a short walk from the Campdalmore car park, a cairn stands in memory of local historian, Dr. Victor Gaffney.
Dr Victor Gaffney (1910-1974) was the son of Michael Gaffney, from Ireland and Rachael Grant from Tomintoul and his grandparents came from the Braes of Glenlivet. He had a great love for the area. A teacher and historian, he was awarded a doctorate for his thesis on the Lordship of Strathavon which was published in 1960 called The Lordship of Strathavon: Tomintoul under the Gordons. In 1970 he wrote Tomintoul: its Glens and its People, a condensed treatment of the main book. He died before the Bicentenary celebrations in Tomintoul and in 1976 a cairn was erected in his memory by the people of Tomintoul. It stands on the old military road at Campdalmore overlooking the whole range of Ben Avon.