Strathdon (Gaelic: "Srath Dheathain") is an area in
Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is situated in the strathof the River Don, 45 miles west of Aberdeenin the Highlands. The main villagein the strath is also called Strathdon, although it was originally called Invernochty due to its location at the confluenceof the River Don and the River Nochty.
Strathdon is an informal geographical area, this means there are no precise boundaries in terms of where it begins or ends. It is the founding place of the
Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, and the Lonach Highland Gathering. This is a traditional Highland Gathering with the heavy events such as tossing the caber, hammer etc, and also hosts a competition of Highland dancing for local and not so local dancers. Dances include the noted 'Highland Fling', 'Sword Dance', 'Seann Truibhas' and 'Reel of Tulloch'.
Notable figures who have visited Strathdon include
Sean Connery, Queen Elizabeth, Ewan McGregorand Billy Connolly. The latter now owns the Candacraigestate house, although the estate remains in the possession of Mr F. Wallace.
Doune of Invernochty
* [http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/amchardy/WarMemorials/Strathdon.htm Strathdon War Memorial]
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