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Aberdeenshire
Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Location
Image:ScotlandAberdeenshire.png
Geography
Area Ranked 4th
 - Total 6,313 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Aberdeen
ISO 3166-2 GB-ABD
ONS code 00QB
Demographics
Population Ranked 6th
 - Total (2005) 235,440
 - Density 37 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}}
Politics
Aberdeenshire Council
http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/
Control Liberal Democrat/Conservative
MPs
MSPs
Scotland
Logo of Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: Aberdeenshire (unitary) Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... , Aberdeen (IPA: ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is Scotlands third largest city with an official population of 202,370. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The party logo since September 2006. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce, MP (born November 17, 1944) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician. ... Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond, known as Alex Salmond (born 31 December 1954 ) (age 52)), has been nominated by the Scottish Parliament as First Minister of Scotland. ... Sir Robert Smith, 3rd Baronet (born April 15, 1958) is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, in Scotland. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... For the fictional character, see Stewart (Beavis and Butt-head). ... Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond, known as Alex Salmond (born 31 December 1954 ) (age 52)), has been nominated by the Scottish Parliament as First Minister of Scotland. ... Mike Rumbles (born 10 June 1956) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 120 pixelsFull resolution (444 × 120 pixel, file size: 10 KB, MIME type: image/png)Logo of Aberdeenshire Council area, Scotland. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 120 pixelsFull resolution (444 × 120 pixel, file size: 10 KB, MIME type: image/png)Logo of Aberdeenshire Council area, Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ...


Present day Aberdeenshire does not include Aberdeen City which is a Council Area in its own right. However, Aberdeenshire Council has its headquarters at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen; the only Scottish council whose headquarters are based outwith its area's border. Aberdeenshire borders Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, and Highland and Moray to the west. This article is about the Scottish city. ... , Aberdeen (IPA: ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is Scotlands third largest city with an official population of 202,370. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 10th  - Total 2,182 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Forfar ISO 3166-2 GB-ANS ONS code 00QC Demographics Population Ranked 19th  - Total (2005) 109,170  - Density 50 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics Angus Council http://www. ... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 1st  - Total 30,659 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Inverness ISO 3166-2 GB-HLD ONS code 00QT Demographics Population Ranked 7th  - Total (2005) 213,590  - Density 8 / km² Politics The Highland Council http://www. ... Moray (pronounced Murray, spelled A Moireibh in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ...

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History

The present council area is named after the historic county of Aberdeen which had different boundaries and was abolished in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. Between 1975 and 1996 the area was incorporated within the region of Grampian, with local government functions being divided between the regional council and three district councils; Banff and Buchan, Gordon and Kincardine and Deeside. The region had also two other districts; Moray and the City of Aberdeen. The historic county of Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) was until 1975 a county of Scotland. ... The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (1973 c. ... The nine Regions of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as the uppermost tier of local government in Scotland. ... Grampian (Roinn a Mhonaidh in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... Banff and Buchan was formerly (1975_96) a local government district in the Grampian Region of Scotland. ... Gordon was formerly (1975-96) a local government district in the Grampian Region of Scotland. ... Kincardine and Deeside was formerly (1975-96) a local government district in the Grampian Region of Scotland. ... Moray (pronounced Murray, spelled A Moireibh in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. ... City of Aberdeen crest City of Aberdeen (Mòr-bhaile Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ...


In 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, the Banff and Buchan district, the Gordon district and the Kincardine and Deeside district were merged to form the Aberdeenshire council area, and the other two districts became autonomous council areas. The Local Government etc. ...


Aberdeenshire council

Aberdeenshire Council was established in April 1996, following the abolition of the Scottish Regions. The council has 68 councillors. In 2007 (change from 2003) the political composition was as follows:[1] A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth. ...

The Council's net expenditure is £399.1m a year (2003/04). Education takes the largest share of expenditure (55%), followed by Social Work and Housing (19%), Transportation and Infrastructure (11%), and Joint Services such as Fire and Police (10%). 22% of revenue is raised locally through the Council Tax. Average Band D Council Tax is the eighth lowest in mainland Scotland at £966 (2003/04). The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Council Tax is the main form of local taxation in England, Scotland and Wales. ...


The council area has a population of 226,871, representing 4.5% of Scotland's total, and a 20% increase since 1981, 50% since 1971. Major towns are Peterhead (17,947), Fraserburgh (12,454), Inverurie (10,882), Stonehaven (9,577), Westhill (9,498), Ellon (8,754) and Portlethen (6,848). The population has a higher proportion of younger age groups than the rest of Scotland, reflecting employment-driven in-migration in recent decades. There is also a suburb of Adelaide named Peterhead, South Australia Peterhead called Ceann Phadraig in Gaelic is a town in Scotland with a population of approximately 18,000. ... Fraserburgh, called Baile nam Frisealach in Gaelic and The Broch in Scots, is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the extreme North East corner. ... Inverurie is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland approximately 16 miles north west of Aberdeen along the A96 road. ... Market Square, Stonehaven Stonehaven (Steenhive in the Doric dialect of Scots) and Cala na Creige in Gaelic is a town with around fourteen thousand inhabitants (9,577 in 2001 (census)) on the North-East coast of Scotland. ... Westhill is a commuter town in the north east of Scotland, in the parish of Skene, directly west of Aberdeen and connected to the city via the A944 road. ... This article is about a town in France. ... Portlethen (Formally Port Leviathan (Port of The Whales)) is a town situated seven miles south of Aberdeen, Scotland along the A90. ...


The council has devolved power to six area committees: Many large British councils have a system of area committees, with responsibility for services in particular part of the area covered by the council. ...

Boundary Map Banff and Buchan was formerly (1975_96) a local government district in the Grampian Region of Scotland. ... Buchan comprises a traditional area and earldom of north-eastern Scotland. ... Buchan is a committee area in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ... Garioch is a town in Aberdeenshire West, Scotland, United Kingdom near Inverurie. ... Marr is a committee area in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ... Kincardine and Mearns is an area committee of the Aberdeenshire council area in Scotland. ...


Notable features

The following significant structures or places are within Aberdeenshire:

Badenyon (formerly Badaneoin)is a former clachan, or village, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. ... Balmoral Castle. ... Crathes Castle is a castle near Banchory in the Grampian region of Scotland. ... Ruined Episcopal chapel from 18th century south of the Portlethen Moss along the Causey Mounth The Causey Mounth is an ancient drovers road over the coastal fringe of the Grampian Mountains in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ... Drum Castle is a castle near Banchory in the Grampian region of Scotland. ... Dunnottar Castle Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a precipitous rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about two miles south of Stonehaven. ... Fetteresso Castle is a 14th century towerhouse, rebuilt in 1761 as a Scottish gothic style Palladian manor, with clear evidence of prehistoric use of the site. ... Fowlsheugh cliffs in breeding season. ... Haddo House is a Scottish stately home located approximately 20 miles from Aberdeen (grid reference NJ8634). ... Muchalls Castle, Kincardineshire Muchalls Castle stands overlooking the North Sea in the countryside of historic Kincardineshire, Scotland. ... True heather, a common plant on the Portlethen Moss The Portlethen Moss is an acidic bog nature reserve in the coastal Grampian region in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ... River Dee near Braemar The Linn of Dee, small gorge near Braemar The River Dee is a 90 mile (140 km) long river, that rises in the Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and flows into the North Sea at Aberdeen. ... Slains Castle is a ruined castle near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, overlooking the North Sea. ... Stonehaven Tolbooth The Stonehaven Tolbooth is a late sixteenth century stone building originally used as a prison and a courthouse in the town of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ... Mid to upper reach of the Ythan Estuary The Ythan Estuary (57 20 30 N, 01 57 30 W) is the tidal component of the Ythan River, emptying into the North Sea approximately 19 kilometers north of Aberdeen, Scotland. ...

Hydrology

There are numerous rivers and burns in Aberdeenshire, including Cowie Water, Carron Water, Burn of Muchalls, River Dee, River Don, Ythan River, Feugh Water and Luther Water. The Cowie Water is a river rising in the Grampian Mountains in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that discharges to the North Sea in the northern part of Stonehaven. ... There are a number of places in Scotland named Carron: Rivers: River Carron (Forth) - in Central Scotland River Carron, Wester Ross River Carron, Sutherland Carron Water, Aberdeenshire - flows into the North Sea in Stonehaven Carron Water, Dumfriesshire - flows into the River Nith near Thornhill Settlements: Carron, Speyside - a small village... The Burn of Muchalls is an easterly flowing stream in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that discharges to the North Sea. ... River Dee may refer to: River Dee, Wales (Afon Dyfrdwy), mostly in North Wales, flowing from Snowdonia to Chester. ... There are at several rivers named Don: Don River, Russia Don River, Toronto River Don, England River Don, Aberdeenshire This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Luther Water is a generally southerly flowing river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that discharges to the North River Esk; this watercourse rises in the Howe of the Mearns somewhat south of Drumelzie Forest. ...


Notable residents

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References

  • ^ a b c (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

  • Peterhead and Buchan Tourism Web Site
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Aberdeenshire Arts
  • Aberdeenshire Sports Council

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