Place:Inverurie, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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NameInverurie
Alt namesInverurysource: Wikipedia
Port Elphinstonesource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates57.2834°N 2.374°W
Located inInverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

General Info

Inverurie is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where the River Urie comes into the River Don. Although the part of the town south of the Don is actually called Port Elphinstone, it is common to hear the title "Inverurie" used to refer to the entire conurbation.

History

Inverurie is said to have been founded by David of Huntingdon, Earl of the Garioch, brother of Malcolm IV and great-great-grandfather of Robert the Bruce who defeated the Comyns nearby at the Battle of Barra on Christmas Eve 1307. The town's earliest known charter dates from 1558, but its modern development occurred after the building of the Aberdeenshire Canal linking Port Elphinstone with Aberdeen Harbour in 1806. The Inverurie Locomotive Works (1905-1969) led to a modest increase in size and prosperity, but it was not until the "Oil Boom" of the last quarter of the 20th century that the town developed into much of its present form. The nearby Easter Auchquhorthies recumbent stone circle is a fine example of the rich history of the North East of Scotland, an ancient monument dating back to the 3rd Millennium BC. There have been two well known battles in the town: The Battle of Inverurie (1308) and the Battle of Inverurie (1745).


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