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Portlethen, Aberdeenshire

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Portlethen, Aberdeenshire

Portlethen is a town located approximately 7 miles south of Aberdeen, Scotland along the A90. The estimated population is currently 7,327, making it the seventh largest settlement within Aberdeenshire. To the east of Portlethen lie three fishing villages: Findon, Downies and Portlethen Village (now often referred to as Old Portlethen). Although Portlethen has been granted official town status, it resembles a residential suburb without a clear 'town centre' or focal point.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyKincardineshire
OS GridNO9396
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01224 78xxxx
Population7,327 (2011 Estimate)

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

Portlethen, fishing vil. and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Banchory-Devenick par., NE. Kincardineshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 1610; vil., 8 miles SW. of Aberdeen, pop. 315.

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