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Formartine

A district of Aberdeenshire in northeast Scotland, Formartine lies between the Ythan and Don rivers which flow eastwards from the Grampians to meet the North Sea to the north of Aberdeen. It is bounded by Buchan to the northeast, Strathbogie to the northwest and the Garioch to the southwest. Set within a landscape of fertile farmland, the towns of Ellon, Oldmeldrum and Newburgh are its chief settlements, although the district is generally considered to extend to Turriff in the northwest. The Formartine and Buchan Way follows the line of the former Formartine and Buchan Railway. Following its purchase by Grampian Regional Council in 1980, the walkway was created from Parkhill near Dyce to Peterhead (37 miles/59 km) with an extension from Maud to Fraserburgh through Buchan (15 miles / 25 km).


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