Strachan, Aberdeenshire

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Strachan view looking west 2013.jpg
Strachan village, view looking west
Strachan is located in Aberdeen
Strachan shown within Aberdeenshire
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BANCHORY
Postcode district AB31
Dialling code 01330
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57°01′14″N 2°32′19″W / 57.02048°N 2.53855°W / 57.02048; -2.53855Coordinates: 57°01′14″N 2°32′19″W / 57.02048°N 2.53855°W / 57.02048; -2.53855

Strachan (pronounced 'Strawn'[1]) is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that lies along the Water of Feugh, a tributary of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire, a few miles southwest of Banchory.[2]

The village of Strachan is located in the Grampian Highlands of Scotland, about 20 miles southwest of Aberdeen. Its name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word "STRATH" meaning broad valley, and "Aan" pronounced "awn" like lawn.

To the northeast of the village is Scolty Hill, best known for the 20m tall tower monument, built in 1840 as a memorial to General Burnett who fought alongside the Duke of Wellington.

To the south, the B974 road crosses the river, and heads over the mountain pass of Cairn o' Mount on its way to the village of Fettercairn.[2]

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  1. ^ "Pronunciation of Strachan and Etymology". Clan Strachan Society. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Strachan in the Gazetteer for Scotland