Alford, Aberdeenshire

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Alford
Main Street, Alford - geograph.org.uk - 288309.jpg
Alford is located in Aberdeen
Alford
Alford
Alford shown within Aberdeenshire
Population1,925 [4] (2001 census)
est. 2,050[5] (2006)
OS grid referenceNJ5716
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlford
Postcode districtAB33
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°14′N 2°43′W / 57.23°N 02.71°W / 57.23; -02.71Coordinates: 57°14′N 2°43′W / 57.23°N 02.71°W / 57.23; -02.71

Alford (pronounced "aaford") is a large village in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland, lying just south of the River Don. The place-name is thought to come from the Scots "auld ford"; its original position being on the banks of the Don. The "L" sound in the word has, over time, been dropped, and is silent.

Notable residents[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Rannsaich an Stòr-dàta Briathrachais Gàidhlig" (in Scottish Gaelic). .smo.uhi.ac.uk. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  2. Scots Language Centre: Scottish Place Names in Scots
  3. The Online Scots Dictionary.
  4. "Comparative Population Profile: Alford Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  5. [1] Archived September 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine