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Inverurie in mid Aberdeenshire is located to the northwest of Aberdeen, at the point where the Rivers Don and Urie meet; the town was established as a burgh by David, the Earl of Huntingdon, in the late 12th century. The modern development of the town took place following the opening of the Aberdeenshire Canal in 1805, which linked Port Elphinstone, to the south of Inverurie, with Aberdeen Harbour; Port Elphinstone itself was built as the basin at the northern end of the canal. The canal closed in 1854 and was replaced by a railway line that used most of the canal’s route.

The Bass of Inverurie, also known as the Motte of Inverurie, stands in a graveyard to the east of Port Elphinstone; this is a natural mound that stands next to the River Urie and was used as the site for a motte and bailey castle in the 12th century. Robert the Bruce camped at The Bass in 1308 prior to the Battle of Inverurie; this is also known as the Battle of Barra as it was fought near the Hill of Barra, just south of Oldmeldrum and to the northeast of Inverurie. To the north of Inverurie, near Harlow, is the site of the Battle of Harlaw that took place in 1411 between the Earl of Mar and Donald of Islay; prior to the battle, Mar gathered his troops in Inverurie.

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