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Peterculter, Aberdeen City

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Peterculter, Aberdeen City

Peterculter Listen/ˌpiːtərˈkuːtər/, also known as Culter, is a suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland, about eight miles inland from Aberdeen city centre. Peterculter is on the northern banks of the River Dee, near the confluences with Crynoch Burn and Leuchar Burn. Following the 1996 Scottish council boundary changes it became part of the City of Aberdeen. The latter part of the name is said to come from the Gaelic compound word "Cul-tir", which signifies the "back part" of the country.
Administrative CountyAberdeen City
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ8401
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01224
Population4,320 (2004)

Other names by which Peterculter, Aberdeen City has been known in the past


Peterculter, Aberdeen City in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Culter, ry. sta., in co. and 8 miles SW. of Aberdeen; ½ mile from sta. are Culter Paper Mills; ½ mile N. of sta. is Culter House, a venerable pile, of time of Robert I.

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