A Buchan village in NE Aberdeenshire, Crimond lies to the southwest of the Loch of Strathbeg, 7 miles (12 km) northwest of Peterhead. The village benefits from a post office, school, garage, bowling club, a large care home, the historic Crimond Parish Church (1802) and the Crimond Medical and Community Hub (2017). The village gives its name to the famous hymn tune, often used to accompany the 23rd Psalm, The Lord is My Shepherd, which was composed here by Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836-87) and harmonised by David Grant (1833-93). A Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS Rattray) was built here during the Second World War. The site was re-used from 1978 as DHFCS Crimond, a long-range military communications base, now managed commercially. Crimond Raceway is a stock-car racing circuit on the southern edge of the former air station.

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