Fordyce, Aberdeenshire

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Fordyce /fɔərˈds/ is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that is slightly inland from the point where the Burn of Fordyce meets the sea between Cullen and Portsoy. It has existed since at least the 13th century.

Fordyce Castle[edit]

Fordyce Castle, a T-plan structure built in 1592 and extended in 1700, lies in the centre of the village.

Famous people[edit]

Brothers Robert and James Smith, who played for Scotland in the first football international in 1872, were educated at Fordyce Academy[1] as was the physicist and meteorologist Alexander Geddes and zoologist William Dawson Henderson.[2]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Andy. "Football's founders from Fordyce". Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 

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Coordinates: 57°39′42.5″N 2°44′47.5″W / 57.661806°N 2.746528°W / 57.661806; -2.746528