Pitmedden

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Pitmedden
Church in Pitmedden.jpg
Main Street and Church in Pitmedden
Pitmedden is located in Aberdeen
Pitmedden
Pitmedden
 Pitmedden shown within Aberdeenshire
Population 1,137 (2001)[1]
OS grid reference NJ892274
Council area Aberdeenshire
Lieutenancy area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ellon
Postcode district AB41
Dialling code 01651
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeenshire East
List of places
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Coordinates: 57°20′13″N 2°10′48″W / 57.337°N 02.180°W / 57.337; -02.180

Pitmedden is a rural village in the parish of Udny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, situated midway between Ellon and Oldmeldrum, and approximately 16 miles (26 km) distant from Aberdeen. In addition to local shops, primary school, church, village hall and parks, the village is home to the National Trust for Scotland's Pitmedden Garden and the Formartine United Football Club.

Pitmedden along with the Parish of Udny is served by Udny Community Trust Co Ltd which owns and operates an Enercon E48 wind turbine at Tillymaud to the south of Pitmedden. Udny Community Trust and distributes the profits from the wind energy project for local charitable purposes.

The village and most of Udny are served by a Community Newsletter called the Pitmedden News.

During WWII, Pitmedden had a prisoner of war camp. This was located on the south side of the Bronie Burn, and there was an access bridge to access it. The entrance to the camp is about 100 yards from the Aberdeen/Tarves/Oldmeldrum fork in Pitmedden, on the Oldmeldrum road.

Prisoners cycled each day to work on local farms, one local farmer still has small items made by the prisoners.

During the excavation of a Transco gas Pipeline, wreckage from two aircraft that crashed was found near Pitmedden.

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