Place:Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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NameHuntly
Alt namesDumbennan
Dunbennan
Kinnoir
TypeParish
Coordinates57.45°N 2.783°W
Located inAberdeenshire, Scotland
Also located inPresbytery of Strathbogie, Synod of Moray, Scotland    
Contained Places
Castle
Huntly Castle
Inhabited place
Huntly
Parish
Kinnoir

== General Info

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Huntly ( or Hunndaidh) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, formerly known as Milton of Strathbogie or simply Strathbogie. It had a population of 4,460[1] in 2004 and is the site of Huntly Castle. Its neighbouring settlements include Keith and Rothiemay. Both Huntly and the surrounding district of Gordon are named for a town and family that originated in the Border country.

Huntly is the historic home of the Gordon Highlanders regiment which traditionally recruited throughout the North-East of Scotland. Huntly has a primary school (Gordon Primary) and a secondary school (The Gordon Schools) beside Huntly Castle. There is an active cultural centre called Deveron Arts.

It also is the home of the Deans bakers, which produce shortbread biscuits. In November 2007, Deans of Huntly opened their new visitor centre.[2]

In 1727, the two parishes of Kinnoir and Dunbennan were united into the parish of Huntly.

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