Edzell Woods

Edzell Woods is a village in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) from Edzell by road, but only one mile (1.6 km) directly east, over the River North Esk, which forms the boundary between Aberdeenshire and Angus. In 2010 the population of Edzell Woods was 346.[1] Local council services are provided by Aberdeenshire Council and the Westminster parliamentary constituency is West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.

Edzell Woods
Edzell Woods
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population346 
OS grid referenceNO 621694
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDD9
Dialling code01356
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament

History

Edzell Woods is located on part of the old Royal Air Force airfield RAF Edzell. The site was an active airfield for over fifty years, first as a RAF station during World War II, and then leased to the United States Navy, from 1960 until its decommissioning in 1996, finally closing in 1997. Following the closure of the base, the houses, airfield, and administrative buildings were put up for sale. The married quarters (houses) were purchased by a developer and individually sold. The airfield & administrative buildings of the base are owned Carnegie Base Services. Plans have been proposed to create 1,000 additional homes adjacent to Edzell Woods.[2]

Services

Edzell Woods contains many communal grassed areas, the largest of which is the football field and children's play park. The closest shops to Edzell Woods are in Edzell.

See also

  • List of former RAF stations

References

  1. "Aberdeenshire Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. "New village with 1000 homes planned at former airbase". STV News. Retrieved 18 September 2017.


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