Fordyce, Aberdeenshire

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Fordyce /fɔːrˈds/ is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that is slightly inland from the point where the Burn of Fordyce meets the sea between Cullen and Portsoy. It has existed since at least the 13th century.

Fordyce Castle[edit]

Fordyce Castle, a T-plan structure built in 1592 and extended in 1700, lies in the centre of the village.

Fordyce Academy[edit]

Until 1964, the village had a notable secondary school called Fordyce Academy, which although small achieved high standards. Old boys of the school included the physicist and meteorologist Alexander Geddes, the zoologist William Dawson Henderson, and the 18th-century antiquary William Robertson.[1] The brothers Robert and James Smith, who both played for Scotland in the first football international of 1872, were educated at the school.[2]


  1. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Andy. "Football's founders from Fordyce". Retrieved 2 July 2013.

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Coordinates: 57°39′42.5″N 2°44′47.5″W / 57.661806°N 2.746528°W / 57.661806; -2.746528