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Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire

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Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire

Cruden Bay is a small village in Scotland, on the north coast of the Bay of Cruden in Aberdeenshire, 26 miles north of Aberdeen. Just south of Slains Castle, Cruden Bay is said to have been the site of a battle in which the Scots under King Malcolm II defeated the Danes in 1012. Traditionally, the name was derived from the Gaelic Croch Dain (Slaughter of Danes). Today, Cruden Bay attracts tourists with its hotels and golf course.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNK0936
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01779 81
Populationest. 1,760 (2006)

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