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Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire is in Scotland. It has a population of around 250,000 and covers approximately 630,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Aberdeen City, Angus, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross.

Aberdeenshire (called Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Scottish Gaelic) has its main council offices in the city of Aberdeen, which uniquely for Scotland is not within the borders of the council area. Situated a few miles from the village of Ballater, Balmoral Castle and the surrounding estate has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 1850s. Located about sixteen miles from Aberdeen, Pitmedden Garden is a National Trust for Scotland property beautifully designed with thousands of plants of great variety. Also within the estate is the Museum of Farming Life, which provides visitors with an insight into the areas rural social history, with farm buildings, workshops and tools. Other attractions in Aberdeenshire include Braemar Castle, Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, the ruins of Dunnottar Castle, Balmedie Beach, Fyvie Castle, Loch Muick, Craigievar Castle near Alford and Haddo House near the village of Tarves.


William Brodie

(Born 1815 in Banff in Aberdeenshire), Sculpture

Brodie created many portrait busts of the celebrities of his time.

William Dyce

(Born 1806 in Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire), Art

William Dyce, Scottish artist, helped to establish public art education in Britain.

William Aikman

(Born 1682 in Carney in Aberdeenshire), Painting

William Cairney was a Scottish portrait painter. His style of art was aimed at imitating nature and he used soft and mild colouring and lighting in his work.