This article discusses the historic area of Scotland known as Mar
. For Mar
as an abbreviated form of a name of a month
of the year, see March
, one of the ancient divisions or provinces of Scotland, comprised the larger portion of Aberdeenshire
, extending from north of the Don southward to the Mounth. Like other such districts, it was in Celtic times under the rule of a mormaer. In the 12th century an earl
took his place, but no definite succession of earls appears till the 13th century, nor is any connection established between them and the mormaers.
Original text from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica