Aberdeen City

A sizeable village of Aberdeen City, situated on the A93 road just to the north of the River Dee, 4 miles (6.5 km) southwest of the city centre. Located on the Culter Burn and once associated with milling, it now forms an affluent commuter settlement for Aberdeen, which merges into Bieldside to the southwest. Cults benefits from a branch library and Cults Academy, which was founded 1967 and has 1150 pupils. Unusually, the school provides Dutch-language education to the children of expatriate oil-workers resident in the area. Also located here was the independent Waldorf School (from 1996 until its closure in 2014). Cults Parish Church represent a union of Cults West and Cults East churches in 2005, occupying the premises of the former, which dates from 1916. This pictureseque church was the work of architect A. Marshall Mackenzie (1848 - 1933), who was a member of the congregation and is remembered by a stained glass window. Cults once had two stations on the Deeside Railway, but the line closed in 1966.

Other notable residents have included artist David Macbeth Sutherland (1883 - 1973) and author Nan Shepherd (1893 - 1981).

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