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Peterculter

(Culter)
Aberdeen City

A large village of Aberdeen City, Peterculter (pronounced 'Petercooter') situated on the A93 road, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Aberdeen city centre, to the north of the River Dee where it is joined by the Culter Burn. The village developed around a paper mill established in 1751 but is now largely a commuter settlement for Aberdeen. In Mediaeval times, the old parish of Culter had been divided into two new parishes; namely Maryculter to the south of the Dee and Peterculter to the north, with its parish church was dedicated to St. Peter. Following a union in 1999 with the Kelman Memorial Church, the parish church now occupies the former Free Church, dating from 1895. The old parish church now provides a home to St. Peter's Heritage Centre. The village also benefits from a village hall, post office, library, sports centre, health centre and a primary school. To the northwest is Linn Moor Residential School for the care and education of children and young adults with autism. Also to the northwest, overlooking the Culter Burn, is a statue of Rob Roy MacGregor, while to the northeast of the village is Culter House, associated with the Cumming and Duff families. To the south is Peterculter Golf Course, close to the site of Normandykes Roman Camp.

The village once had a station on the Deeside Railway, which opened in 1853 and closed in 1966. This line now forms the route of the Deeside Way.


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