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Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

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Oldmeldrum (Scottish Gaelic: Meall Druim)

Oldmeldrum (commonly known as Meldrum) is a village and parish in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, not far from Inverurie. Oldmeldrum falls within Scotland's top 300 centers of population.

Oldmeldrum is home to one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland, Glen Garioch, built in 1797. Local industries are agriculture and engineering services connected to the oil industry in Aberdeen.

The Battle of Barra was fought in May, 1308, near the Hill of Barra between the armies of Scots King Robert Bruce and John Comyn, 3rd Earl of Buchan. Oldmeldrum was made a burgh of barony in 1672. The parish of Meldrum was known as "Bethelnie" until 1684. It was a centre of the hosiery trade in the 18th century.

The A947 road from Aberdeen to Banff runs through the centre of the village. Old Meldrum railway station served Oldmeldrum on a line from Inverurie through Lethenty and Lochter until 1965. [[1]]

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