Stuartfield

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Stuartfield
The Square, Stuartfield.jpg
The Square, Stuartfield
Stuartfield is located in Aberdeenshire
Stuartfield
Stuartfield
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population870 (mid-2020 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ973459
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPETERHEAD
Postcode districtAB42
Dialling code01771 (Mintlaw)
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°30′07″N 2°02′42″W / 57.502°N 2.045°W / 57.502; -2.045Coordinates: 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 New Crichie,[2] and the name is still used by locals as illustrated by the village association website being crichie.org.[1] The name Crichie (Crechy) derives from the Gaelic word for clay.

Services[edit]

Stuartfield has many services for the locals such as a primary School, toddler group and preschool, Ewen Morrice the butcher as well as the post office counter, a Nisa grocery store, the MGB garage, a garden machinery shop, a massage and Cranio-Sacral therapist, Chinese restaurant/takeaway, childminders and a public park which boasts a bowling green, football pitch and tennis court.

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 "Steelies Bar". Stuartfield also has a Bowling Club situated on the site of the Pleasure Park.

History[edit]

Historically Stuartfield was known as New Crichie, which was founded in 1763, not to be confused with the other Crichies near Inverurie or Fyvie which are both on hilltops unlike Stuartfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mid-2020 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Crichie Court". Aberdeenshire Council. 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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