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Gaelic: Srath Dheathain
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Grid reference: NJ351126
Location: 57°11’58"N, 3°4’33"W
Post town: Strtahdon
Postcode: AB36
Dialling code: 01975
Local Government
Council: Aberdeenshire

Strathdon otherwise Invernochty is a village and parish in western Aberdeenshire, adjacent to the border with Banffshire. As its name suggests it is situated in the strath of the River Don, 45 miles west of Aberdeen. The village was originally called Invernochty due to its location at the confluence of the River Don and the River Nochty.

It is the founding place of the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, and the Lonach Highland Gathering. This is a traditional Highland Gathering with the heavy events such as tossing the caber, hammer etc., and also hosts a competition of Highland dancing. Dances include the noted 'Highland Fling', 'Sword Dance', 'Seann Truibhas' and 'Reel of Tulloch'.

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