Aberdeenshire, A County In Scotland

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Is Aberdeen The Same As Aberdeen?

Aberdeen is a city located in the County of Aberdeen, which is part of Scotland and therefore part of the UK. Aberdeenshire is a local council area which includes the Counties of Aberdeen, Kincardineshire, plus part of Banffshire.

What Is Aberdeen Famous For?

You can sometimes see the Northern Lights from Aberdeenshire if the conditions are right. But you are more likely to experience the traditional granite stone buildings set in the coldest city of the UK.

The granite stone gives rise to its informal names ‘Granite City’ and ‘Silver City by the Golden Sands’.

What Does Aberdeen Mean?

‘Aber’ comes from the Celtic naming of places near a river mouth. The rivers Dee and Don reach the North Sea at that location, so their names have been added and merged into one word.

Cities, Towns, And Villages In Aberdeenshire

  • Aberdeen
  • Aboyne
  • Alford
  • Arbuthnott
  • Ardallie
  • Arthrath
  • Auchenblae
  • Auchleven
  • Auchnagatt
  • Auchterless
  • Backburn
  • Badenyon
  • Ballater
  • Banchory
  • Banchory-Devenick
  • Banff
  • Belhelvie
  • Bellabeg
  • Birkenhills
  • Birse
  • Birsemore
  • Blackburn
  • Blackdog
  • Boddam
  • Bogniebrae
  • Bogton
  • Boyndie
  • Braemar
  • Brathens
  • Brideswell
  • Bridge of Muchalls
  • Broadsea
  • Buchanhaven
  • Bullers of Buchan
  • Cairnbulg
  • Cairnie
  • Cairnorrie
  • Catterline
  • Chapel of Garioch
  • Clola, Collieston
  • Colpy, Cookney
  • Corgarff
  • Cornhill
  • Crathie
  • Crimond
  • Crovie
  • Cruden Bay
  • Cuminestown
  • Daviot
  • Dinnet
  • Drum of Wartle
  • Drumlithie
  • Drumoak
  • Dunecht
  • Echt
  • Edzell Woods
  • Ellon
  • Elrick
  • Fetterangus
  • Fettercairn
  • Findon
  • Finzean, Fordoun
  • Fordyce
  • Foveran
  • Fraserburgh
  • Fyvie
  • Gardenstown
  • Garlogie
  • Garmond
  • Gartly
  • Gourdon
  • Hatton
  • Hatton of Fintray
  • Huntly
  • Insch
  • Inverallochy
  • Inverbervie
  • Inverey
  • Inverugie
  • Inverurie
  • Johnshaven
  • Kemnay
  • Kildrummy
  • Kincardine O’Neil
  • King Edward
  • Kinmuck
  • Kinneff
  • Kintore
  • Kirkton of Fetteresso
  • Laurencekirk
  • Logie Coldstone
  • Longside
  • Lonmay
  • Lost
  • Lumphanan
  • Lumsden
  • Macduff
  • Maryculter
  • Marykirk
  • Maud
  • Meikle Wartle
  • Mergie
  • Memsie
  • Methlick
  • Mintlaw
  • Monymusk
  • Muchalls
  • Netherley
  • New Aberdour
  • New Byth
  • New Deer
  • New Leeds
  • New Pitsligo
  • Newburgh
  • Newmachar
  • Newtonhill
  • Old Deer
  • Old Rayne
  • Oldmeldrum
  • Oyne
  • Pennan
  • Peterhead
  • Pitcaple
  • Pitmedden
  • Portlethen
  • Portsoy
  • Potarch
  • Potterton
  • Rattray
  • Rhynie
  • Rora
  • Rosehearty
  • Rothienorman
  • Ruthven
  • St Cyrus
  • St Fergus
  • St Combs
  • Sandend
  • Sandhaven
  • Sauchen
  • Skene
  • Stonehaven
  • Strachan
  • Strathdon
  • Strichen
  • Stuartfield
  • Tarland
  • Tarves
  • Tewel
  • Tornaveen
  • Torphins
  • Towie
  • Tullich
  • Turriff
  • Udny Green
  • Udny Station
  • Westhill
  • Whinnyfold
  • Whitecairns
  • Whiteford
  • Whitehills
  • Whiterashes
  • Woodhead
  • Ythanbank
  • Ythanwells

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Over time more pages will be added.

Aberdeenshire Local History Facebook Groups And Pages

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Local History Groups And Resources In Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Libraries Local Studies Department

Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society 

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