Alford
Alford
Alford is a village on the south bank of the River Don, in an area devoted to farming. The most famous native of Alford is probably poet Charles Murray, author of Hamewith, who was born here in 1864.
The most famous event in Alford's history came in 1645, when troops under the Earl of Montrose routed a smaller army under the command of General Baillie. A more modern note is struck by the Grampian Transport Museum, which traces the history of all forms of transportation in the north east of Scotland. Six miles away is Craigievar Castle, a Scottish baronial mansion on a grand scale.