Maud, Aberdeenshire

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Maud village, seen from the old station

Maud (Gaelic: Am Mòd) is a small town in the Buchan area of the Scottish county of Aberdeenshire. Population 610 (2004). Located 13 miles west of Peterhead on the South Ugie Water,[1] Maud rose to prosperity in the nineteenth century as a railway junction of the Formartine and Buchan Railway that ran through Maud to Fraserburgh and Peterhead, but has always been the meeting place of six roads. It has had a variety of names:

  • Bank of Behitch
  • Brucklay
  • New Maud

the 'New' falling out of use leading to its current name.

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Coordinates: 57°31′20″N 2°07′37″W / 57.52210°N 2.12687°W / 57.52210; -2.12687