Kennethmont

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Kennethmont
Kennethmont is located in Aberdeenshire
Kennethmont
Kennethmont
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population470 
OS grid referenceNJ536294
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Aberdeenshire
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHUNTLY
Postcode districtAB54
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°21′03″N 2°46′05″W / 57.3507°N 2.7680°W / 57.3507; -2.7680Coordinates: 57°21′03″N 2°46′05″W / 57.3507°N 2.7680°W / 57.3507; -2.7680

Kennethmont (archaically Kinnethmont[1]) is a village in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Huntly.

It has a population of approximately 470 people.[2] Kennethmont children attend Kennethmont Primary School[3] and the Gordon Schools, Huntly.

It is part of West Aberdeenshire constituency.[dubious ]

Transport[edit]

The B9002 road runs through the village, connecting to Insch to the east and to the A97 road between Huntly and Alford to the west.

The Aberdeen to Inverness railway runs through Kennethmont,[4] but there is no station, Kennethmont railway station having closed in 1968.

Notable buildings[edit]

Leith Hall is a country house built in 1650 and now maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.

Ardmore distillery is a single malt discovery located to the east of the village.

See also[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

  • William Milne (1785–1822), missionary, was born near Kennethmont.
  • Very Rev Alexander Yule (1830–1907), Moderator of the Presbyterian Church for all Australia, was born in Kennethmont.
  • Robert Fraser (1858–1914), bishop, was born in Kennethmont.
  • Tom Kennedy (1874–1954), British politician, was born in Kennethmont.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Kinnethmont Web Site". Kinnethmont.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  2. ^ "Domesday Reloaded: Kennethmont:An Introduction". BBC. 1970-01-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  3. ^ "Aberdeenshire Council - Kennethmont School". Aberdeenshire.gov.uk. 2012-10-30. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  4. ^ "RAILSCOT | Photographs of Kennethmont". Railbrit.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-04.

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