Maud, Aberdeenshire

Maud, Aberdeenshire

Maud (Gaelic: Am Mòd) is a small town in the Buchan area of the Scottish county of Aberdeenshire. Population 610 (2004).

Located 13 miles west of Peterhead, Maud rose to prosperity in the nineteenth century as a railway junction of the Formartine and Buchan Railway that ran through Maud to Fraserburgh and Peterhead, but has always been the meeting place of six roads. It has had a variety of names:

  • Bank of Behitch
  • Brucklay
  • New Maud

the 'New' falling out of use to give it its current name.

The Village

Maud features an old railway station, which closed to passengers in 1965. Walks can be taken along the old railway lines; the railway tracks were removed following the ending of freight trains in 1979. There was a mart or livestock market until recently, selling local livestock. There is also a hospital for the elderly, which was formerly a poorhouse that opened in about 1868.

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