Stuartfield

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. The name Crichie (Crechy) derives from the Gaelic word for clay.

Stuartfield

The Square, Stuartfield
Stuartfield
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population700 (2012)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ973459
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPETERHEAD
Postcode districtAB42
Dialling code01771 (Mintlaw)
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament

Services

Stuartfield has many services for the locals such as a pub -The Crichie Inn, a primary School, toddler group and preschool, Ewen Morrice the butcher, a Nisa grocery store, the MGB garage, a garden machinery shop, a massage and Cranio-Sacral therapist, childminders and a public park which boasts a football pitch and tennis court.

Activities

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.

History

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

  1. Estimated population of settlements by broad age groups, mid-2012 nrscotland.gov.uk
  2. "Crichie Court". Aberdeenshire Council. 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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