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English: Gardenstown is a small village in en:Aberdeenshire, Northeast Scotland. It is known locally as 'Gamrie', from the name of the parish in which it stands. Gardenstown was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden as a coastal fishing village. Nearby are the remains of the Church of St John the Evangelist which was built in 1513, and celebrates the defeat of the Danes at this site in 1004 in the 'Battle of the Bloody Pits'. A permanent meteorological station is situated at Gardenstown. The village's main economic base is fishing; within the village are a pub,and a prof and a bakery, a butcher, a post-office (now closed in the recent closure rounds), an art gallery and a fish restaurant (now also closed).


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