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Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

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Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Inverurie /ɪn. vərˈʊəri/ is a Royal Burgh and town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, approximately 16 miles north west of Aberdeen on the A96 road and is served by Inverurie railway station on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line. The nearest airport is Aberdeen Airport at Dyce.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ7721
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01467
Population10,885 (2001 census)

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

Inverurie, parl. and royal burgh, and par., with ry. sta., at the confluence of the Ury with the Don, in co. and 16 miles NW. of Aberdeen - par., 4946 ac., pop. 3038; parl. burgh (partly also in Kintore par.), pop. 2931; royal burgh, pop. 2669; town (including Port Elphinstone in Kintore par.), pop. 3048; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Inverurie is an ancient place, claiming to have been made a royal burgh by William the Lion or Robert Bruce. It has a few small industries, and is the centre of trade for a considerable extent of surrounding country. William Thom (1799-1850), "the Weaver Poet," was for many years a resident. At the S. end of the town is a conical mound called the Bass of Inverurie. Inverurie is one of the Elgin District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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