"if he would go with him to a mountain of his father’s, which he named, in Aberdeenshire, he would show him a giant spirit of the same dimensions"
This view from the Stuic near Lochnagar typifies Aberdeenshire’s hilly landscape
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThis view from the Stuic near Lochnagar typifies Aberdeenshire’s hilly landscape - Credit: Pete Chapman

Aberdeenshire is an area (a county until 1975) located on the north-east coast of Scotland. Crisscrossed with numerous rivers and burns, the hilly countryside would have provided an admirable place to view the spectacle which Adam Gordon describes.