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
Population 1,925 [4] (2001 census)
est. 2,050[5] (2006)
OS grid reference NJ5716
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district AB33
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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.