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AB41 6QJ - Udny Station

Udny Station (Scots: Widnie) is a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is 5 miles east of Oldmeldrum and 5 miles south west of Ellon. It is part of the parish of Foveran

Udny Station was a station on the Formartine and Buchan line to Fraserburgh. The tracks were removed in the early 80s, just as the oil boom was getting into full swing.

There was a goods yard with railway sidings at the station. The sidings were in the area where a number of newer houses have been built. Walking along the track of the old platform, one of the original lighting units (minus the glass) is still visible mounted on a concrete post. About a mile south of the station, on the old track, walkers pass old level crossing gates which are still fitted showing the orange round plate.

Udny Station has a number of little known features, these are :-

On the eastern edge of the village, whilst heading for Cultercullen, just as you leave the village is a field with a fenced off area showing air vents. This was a Royal Observer Corps station. Through an access hatch, there are rooms under here used during the Cold War by the ROC. There are a number of these stations spread across the country, most were taken out of service in 2001. The rooms house some communications equipment, however the Udny Station one has been almost stripped of everything inside. Prior to this, during WW2, a wooden hut existed there for the ROC

Near Tillycorthie house, just beside the railway line, about 200 yards south from the Railway bridge are a clump of trees. Between those trees and Corthiemuir Farm, 15 HE bombs were dropped straddling the railway line. 1 of the 15 failed to explode. In addition to this, 20 incendiary bombs were dropped setting fire to the grain store at the farm.

A number of the farms in the area used prisoners of war as labour, these were supplied from the POW camp in Pitmedden. The camp entrance is a bridge now leading to a housing estate on the south side of Pitmedden, about 100 yards from the Aberdeen/Tarves road junction beside the church." [1]

Situated in local authority Mid Formartine , Udny Station is classed as . Nearest towns are Ellon (5 miles away), Inverurie (9 miles away), Westhill (13 miles away), with the capital city, Edinburgh being 102 miles away.


Aberdeenshire

Along with its north-western neighbour Moray, Aberdeenshire has been one of the most fertile farming regions in the highlands since the medieval era and consequently offers up a landscape littered with stunning castles as well as hundreds of impressive Neolithic and stone age archaeological sites.

To this day the landscape is populated by thousands of beautiful Aberdeen Angus beef cattle. Aberdeenshire represents the highlands of Scotland at their very best.

The bustling and vibrant main city of Aberdeen, its architecture spectacularly sculpted from granite, symbolises the epicentre of Scotland's industrial past and offers visitors not only hundreds of museums and exhibitions exploring this industrial heritage, but also a thriving and metropolitan city with a young and exciting arts scene, thousands of hip bars and restaurants and many more sporting and cultural attractions.

More important though is the backdrop to this beautiful city - sat 'between the Don and the Dee' - Aberdeen's two rivers that frame the city centre. Moving out from the River Spey and the whiskey distilleries that line its shores to the landscape that encircles Aberdeen (known as 'Scotland's Larder' for its abundance of wildlife and fertile soil) and further still to Cairngorm National Park, this is truly a heart-stopping landscape.

Should further excitement be needed, Cairngorm National Park offers everything from skiing and snowboarding in winter to hiking, mountain biking, fishing and shooting. In addition there are hundreds of picturesque and challenging golf courses.

Aberdeenshire offers everything from city breaks and boutique shopping in the West End district of Aberdeen city centre to country retreats, tours of stately homes and gardens, and from summer walks to ski holidays, whiskey tasting to adrenaline sports.


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Where is it?

Location
Udny Station
Ward
Mid Formartine
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Council

Constituency

County
Aberdeenshire
Region

Country
Scotland
Classification

Area Type
Council Area
ONS GSS ID
S00092522
LSOADZ_NAME

Government ID
Ythsie
Coordinates
57.31, -2.154
Phone Code
(01358) xxxxxx

Nearby Towns

Ellon4.6 mi
Inverurie9.4 mi
Westhill12.5 mi
Aberdeen12.6 mi
Edinburgh102 mi
Cardiff405.9 mi
London410.9 mi

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