Maud (Gaelic: Am Mòd)
Maud is a small town in the Buchan area of Aberdeenshire. Located 13 miles west of Peterhead on the South Ugie Water, Maud rose to prosperity in the 19th Century as a railway junction of the Formartine and Buchan Railway that ran through Maud to Fraserburgh and Peterhead. It has always been the meeting place of six roads.
Through the years, it has had a variety of names: Bank of Behitch, Brucklay, and New Maud
The local area to the immediate south is rich with prehistory and historical features. There are a number of prehistoric monuments, including Catto Long Barrow, Silver Cairn, and numerous tumuli (grave mounds). In the same vicinity of the Laeca Burn watershed is the point where troops assembled for historic battles between invading Danes and indigenous Picts. []