New Byth

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New Byth
New Byth.jpg
Entering New Byth from the south
New Byth is located in Aberdeen
New Byth
New Byth
Location within Aberdeenshire
OS grid referenceNJ821538
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTURRIFF
Postcode districtAB53
Dialling code01888
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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UK
Scotland
57°34′26″N 2°18′00″W / 57.574°N 2.300°W / 57.574; -2.300Coordinates: 57°34′26″N 2°18′00″W / 57.574°N 2.300°W / 57.574; -2.300

New Byth is a small inland planned village in the Banff and Buchan committee area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland that lies a few miles northeast of Cuminestown. It was founded in 1764 by the then Laird of Byth, James Urquhart.

The village has few facilities, the former primary school having closed in 2005, followed by the Post Office in 2006, and the village pub in 2008. There are two former church buildings, the larger previously affiliated to the Church of Scotland and now derelict, the smaller associated with the United Free Church of Scotland until 1929 and still administered by the Church of Scotland though it is no longer used for church activities, instead being hired out as a general community hall. The village had an active branch of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute for 50 years to 2011, when it merged with the Monquhitter branch.

The village hosts an annual steam and vintage rally, usually on the Sunday closest to 1 July.

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