Laurencekirk

Laurencekirk
Koordinaten 56° 50′ N, 2° 28′ W56.832777777778-2.4691666666667Koordinaten: 56° 50′ N, 2° 28′ W
Laurencekirk (Schottland)
Laurencekirk
Laurencekirk
Bevölkerung 1.808 (Zensus 2001)
Verwaltung
Post town LAURENCEKIRK
Postleitzahlen­abschnitt AB30
Vorwahl 01561
Landesteil Scotland
Unitary authority Aberdeenshire
Britisches Parlament West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Schottisches Parlament Angus North and Mearns

Laurencekirk, ist eine Ortschaft in der schottischen Unitary Authority Aberdeenshire. Sie liegt etwa 35 km südwestlich von Aberdeen und 45 km nordöstlich von Dundee etwa sieben Kilometer von der Nordseeküste entfernt.[1] Im Jahre 2001 verzeichnete Laurencekirk 1808 Einwohner[2]. Seit 1824 ist in Laurencekirk die Whiskybrennerei Fettercairn ansässig.[3] Mit Glencadam befindet sich eine weitere Destillerie im 15 km entfernten Brechin.[4]

Verkehr

Die A90, die Edinburgh mit Fraserburgh verbindet tangiert Laurencekirk im Süden und gewährleistet den Anschluss an das Fernstraßennetz. Laurencekirk besaß einen Bahnhof der jedoch 1967 aufgelassen wurde. Im Jahre 2009 wurde er für 3 Millionen £ renoviert und wiedereröffnet.[1] Er wird regelmäßig von der Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line bedient.


Einzelnachweise

  1. a b Eintrag im Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. Statistische Daten
  3. Eintrag zur Fettercairn-Brennerei bei maltmadness.com
  4. Eintrag zu Glencadam bei maltmadness.com

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