Whiterashes

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Whiterashes
Grain storage depot.jpg
Grain storage depot west of Whiterashes
Whiterashes is located in Aberdeen
Whiterashes
Whiterashes
 Whiterashes shown within Aberdeenshire
OS grid reference NJ854235
Council area Aberdeenshire
Lieutenancy area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDEEN
Postcode district AB21
Dialling code 01651
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeenshire East
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Coordinates: 57°18′07″N 2°14′35″W / 57.302°N 2.243°W / 57.302; -2.243

Whiterashes is a hamlet in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, lying to the north-west of Newmachar and 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of Oldmeldrum on the A947 road.

Affleck[edit]

Farm at Lower Affleck

Affleck (Gaelic: Achadh Leac, 'field of the slabs') is a rural area of Whiterashes. The name comes from the same origin as Auchinleck.Other villages or farms in the area are, or have been called, North Affleck, South Affleck, Newton or Nether Affleck and a small forest or bush called the Woodside of Affleck.The area of land was first noted in the year 1255 when it was referred to as 'Achlek' in a document regarding land ownership between the Bishop and Church of Aberdeen and Arbroath Abbey. "Liber S. Thome De Aberbrothoc; Registrorum Abbacie De Aberbrothoc. (Edited by Cosmo Innes and Patrick Chalmers)"

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