Stuartfield

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Stuartfield
Scottish Gaelic: Criochaidh
Scots: Crichie
The Square, Stuartfield.jpg
The Square, Stuartfield
Stuartfield is located in Aberdeen
Stuartfield
Stuartfield
 Stuartfield shown within Aberdeenshire
Population 710 (2006)[1]
OS grid reference NJ973459
Council area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETERHEAD
Postcode district AB42
Dialling code 01771 (Mintlaw)
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament Aberdeenshire East
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°30′07″N 2°02′42″W / 57.502°N 2.045°W / 57.502; -2.045

Stuartfield is a small inland village in the Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, situated 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) south of Old Deer. It was formerly known as Crichie,[2] a byname still in use among locals today.

Services[edit]

Stuartfield has many services for the locals such as a local inn the Crichie Inn, Primary School, Butcher, Local shop, Garage, Garden Machinery shop and Pleasure Park. Although Stuartfield was once very small it is currently expanding with new houses being built on two separate plots of land.

Activities[edit]

The village has many activities to offer for children and adults alike. Such as Highland Dancing, Woman's Badminton, Rainbows, The Community Association and The Pleasure park Committee, and of course the local pub the Crichie Inn.

History[edit]

The local vicinity is rich with prehistory as well as historical features. Somewhat to the south of Stuartfield are a number of prehistoric monuments including Catto Long Barrow,[3] Silver Cairn and many tumuli. In that same vicinity of the Laeca Burn watershed is the point d'appui of historic battles between invading Danes and indigenous Picts.

Crichie was the birthplace of John Leslie (bishop of Clogher) in 1571.

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Register Office for Scotland, 2006 population estimate, accessed 12 October 2009
  2. ^ "Crichie Court". Aberdeenshire Council. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Catto Long Barrow fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian

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