Aberdeen City

Dyce is a small industrial town which developed in the later 20th C. from a village situated on the west bank of the River Don, 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Aberdeen city centre. Dating from the 1860s, when it became an important junction of the main railway line from Aberdeen to Inverness and the Buchan and Formartine Railway, its modern expansion has been linked to the opening of Aberdeen (Dyce) Airport in 1935 and the development of North Sea oil and gas industries since the 1970s.

Food processing engineering, plant hire, telecommunications, transport and oil-related industries are to be found at the Wellheads, Stoneywood, Farburn, Kirkhill, Raiths, Dyce Drive and Pitmedden Road Industrial Estates. The ancient ruined church of Dyce, dedicated to St. Fergus, overlooks the gorge of Cothall and contains a Pictish symbol stone and cross-slab dating from the 7th and 9th centuries AD.

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