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Turriff, Aberdeenshire

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Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Turriff is a town and civil parish in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. It is approximately 166 feet above sea level, and has a population of 5,708. Turriff is known locally as Turra in the Doric dialect of Scots. The name appears to be Scottish Gaelic in origin, from "torr" meaning a mound or round hill, or "tur" meaning a tower.
Post townTURRIFF
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ7250
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01888
Population5,708 (2001)
 

Turriff, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Turriff, police burgh and par., Aberdeenshire, on Idoch Water and near river Deveron, 12 miles S. of Macduff and 38 NW. of Aberdeen by rail - par., 18,380 ac., pop. 4343; burgh, pop. 2304; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks; has an ancient market cross and an interesting church ruin; the curing of pork is extensively carried on.

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