Balmedie

Balmedie (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Mheadhain) is a large village in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. It lies north of the city of Aberdeen, in the civil parish of Belhelvie. The long and wide beach is bordered by an extensive dune system that stretches 14 miles (23 km) from Aberdeen to just north of the Ythan Estuary at Newburgh. The dynamic dunes has marram grass as the principal vegetation. They support a large array of wildlife. Two watercourses make their way to the sea within the area creating ribbons of wetland vegetation along their course. The village is near the Sands of Forvie Site of Special Scientific Interest, the fifth largest sand dune system in Britain; this is an integral part of the Ythan Estuary, which separates the sands from Balmedie beach.[2]

Balmedie

Sand dunes at Balmedie in 2006
Balmedie
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population2,560 (mid-2016 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ965178
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townABERDEEN
Postcode districtAB23
Dialling code01358
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FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
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Scotland
57.25°N 02.05°W / 57.25; -02.05