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Strachan view looking west 2013.jpg
Strachan village, view looking west
Grid reference: NO674922
Location: 57°1’14"N, 2°32’19"W
Post town: Banchory
Postcode: AB31
Dialling code: 01330
Local Government
Council: Aberdeenshire
W. Aberdeenshire & Kincardine

Strachan (pronounced 'Strawn'[1]) is a village and parish in Kincardineshire that lies along the Water of Feugh, a tributary of the River Dee, a few miles south-west of Banchory.[2] The parish extends to the borders of Aberdeenshire and Angus.

The village of Strachan is located in the Grampian Highlands of Scotland, about 20 miles south-west of Aberdeen. Its name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word ‘’strath’’ meaning broad valley, and "Aan" pronounced "awn" like lawn.

To the north-east of the village is Scolty Hill, best known for the 60-ft-tall tower monument, built in 1840 as a memorial to General Burnett who fought alongside the Duke of Wellington.

To the south, the B974 road crosses the river, and heads over the mountain pass of Cairn o' Mount on its way to the village of Fettercairn.[2]


  1. "Pronunciation of Strachan and Etymology". Clan Strachan Society. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Strachan in the '[Gazetteer for Scotland
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