## Arbuthnott, near Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire

The home of **John Arbuthnot** (1667-1735), who in 1692 translated Christiaan Huygens' book on probability into English as *Of the laws of chance*, and in 1712 gave the first example of a mathematical statistical inference when considering the imbalance of male and female births.

An extract from
*The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles*
created by David Singmaster