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Auchterless Kirk

Auchterless (Scottish Gaelic: Uachdar Leasa, meaning the "Upper Part of Less") is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland; grid reference NJ 713 416, postcode AB53 8BG. The nearest large settlement is Turriff. It is traditionally known as "Kirkton of Auchterless".


The history of Auchterless dates back to prehistoric times, with prehistoric remains including stone circles, and the remains of earthen huts.

Towie-Barclay farm incorporates Tolly Castle, once a Barclay stronghold. It is two miles north east of Auchterless. It was built in the 14th century, but the bulk of the remains are from the 16th century.

Auchterless Church was built in 1879.


  • AA Touring Guide to Scotland (1978)

Coordinates: 57°27′39″N 2°29′3″W / 57.46083°N 2.48417°W / 57.46083; -2.48417