Dyce

Dyce is a suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland, about six miles (about nine kilometres) northwest of Aberdeen city, best known for being the location of the city's airport. It is on the River Don.

History

Dyce is the site of an early medieval church dedicated to the 8th century missionary and bishop St. Fergus, otherwise associated with Glamis, Angus. Today the cemetery, north of the airport, and overlooking the river Don, hosts the roofless but otherwise virtually complete former St. Fergus Chapel, within which Pictish and early Christian stones from the 7th-9th centuries, found in or around the churchyard, are displayed (Historic Scotland; open at all times without entrance charge).

The Chapel is a unicameral late medieval building with alterations perhaps of the 17th or 18th centuries (the addition of doors in the east and west gables, and enlarged windows). It was restored and repointed by Historic Scotland in recent years, having for many decades been shrouded with a heavy growth of ivy, which obscured its architectural features (eg. three blocked pointed Gothic doorways and an elaborate east gable finial). The building is constructed of granite rubble. Though roofless and of modest size, it is one of the better-preserved small late medieval churches in Scotland.

The collection of early medieval carved stones, one of the finest at a single site in north-east Scotland were removed during the restoration from their setting in an alcove in the blocked east door, conserved, and rehoused in a more accessible open shelter protected by a lean-to slated roof inserted within the church's west end.

The collection consists of: i) A particularly well-preserved Pictish symbol stone, incised with the 'Pictish beast' and double disc and Z-rod symbols. ii) A largely complete Pictish cross-slab, carved on one face in relief with an interlaced cross with central spiral boss and four Pictish symbols. When removed from its previous setting, in which only the cross-face was visible, it was discovered that the slab has an Ogham inscription on one side. This inscription, in the Pictish language, is one of the longest and best-preserved of this type to survive in Scotland. It is probably memorial in character. iii) Four small slabs with different forms of crosses. Probably early medieval grave-markers.

All these stones are carved on monoliths or slabs of the local granite. An interpretation board describing the carved stones has been placed beside them by Historic Scotland. Two further carved stones, of uncertain (though probably early) character, were discovered re-used as building rubble in the inner east gable and outer south wall during the chapel's restoration. They were left in situ and are readily visible. A broken font, somewhat resembling a round-backed chair in its present condition, lies outside the church, and may also be of early medieval date.

The graveyard surrounding the old church was used into the 20th century, and retains almost no old gravestones. There is a small 'mort house' in one corner of the enclosure, which is adjoined by a modern extension, still in use for burials.

Recent history

Aberdeen Airport, immediately west of the town, opened in 1934. From the mid 1970s, Dyce grew in size greatly due to the oil industry and all the expansion associated with it. The main BP Oil Company headquarters were built here for easy access to the airport. The railway station had been closed for some years, but in September 1984 it was reopened to serve Aberdeen airport. It is a Twin Town with Qualicum Bech, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Facilities

Dyce has one main shopping centre which is mainly an Asda store with a Boots chemist, a hairdresser, a pet shop, and a travel agent. The local secondary school, Dyce Academy has about 500 pupils. There is also a primary school,Dyce Primary School.

The town has good sports facilities including the local junior football team Dyce Boys Club F.C. who currently play in the Scottish Junior Football Association North Region and the cricket team.

Dyce also won Britain in Bloom in 2004.

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Coordinates:
Aberdeen
Gaelic - Obar Dheathain
Scots - Aiberdeen
Granite City, Oil Capital of Europe, Silver City


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Motto
Nemo me impune lacessit   (Latin)
"No one provokes me with impunity"
"Cha togar m'fhearg gun dioladh"   
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Origin Ladder Hills
Mouth Aberdeen
Basin countries Scotland
Length 82 miles (131 km)

Avg. discharge m³/s
Basin area km²

This article is about the River Don in Scotland.

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St Fergus is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, formerly in the county of Banffshire. St Fergus lies a mile from the North Sea coast and 3 miles north west of Peterhead

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Glamis (pronounced Glams) is a small village in Angus, Scotland, located 4 miles south of Kirriemuir and 5 miles SW of Forfar. It is the location of Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
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Area Ranked 10th
 - Total 2,182 km²
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Admin HQ Forfar
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Population Ranked 19th
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The term Don or DON may refer to
  • Donald, a Western name (a Scottish derivative).
  • Don (honorific), a Spanish and Portuguese title, given as a mark of respect, also used in Italy.
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Pictish is a term used for the extinct language or languages thought to be spoken by the Picts, the people of northern and central Scotland
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Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Executive, responsible for historic monuments in Scotland.

Its website states:
"Historic Scotland was created as an agency in 1991 and was attached to the Scottish Executive Education Department, which

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Motto
Nemo me impune lacessit   (Latin)
"No one provokes me with impunity"
"Cha togar m'fhearg gun dioladh"   
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Motto
Nemo me impune lacessit   (Latin)
"No one provokes me with impunity"
"Cha togar m'fhearg gun dioladh"   
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Ogham (Old Irish: Ogam) is an Early Medieval alphabet used primarily to represent the "Old Irish" language.
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ISO 639-3: xpi

Pictish is a term used for the extinct language or languages thought to be spoken by the Picts, the people of northern and central Scotland
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Aberdeen Airport (IATA: ABZ, ICAO: EGPD) is the third largest airport in Scotland, and one of the UK's top 10 by number of flights [1]. The airport is located in Dyce, approximately 5 nautical miles (9 km) northwest of Aberdeen city centre. 3.
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1900s  1910s  1920s  - 1930s -  1940s  1950s  1960s
1931 1932 1933 - 1934 - 1935 1936 1937

Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV
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Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

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- The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called
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The petroleum industry operates on the petroleum market. Petroleum is vital to nearly all other industries, if not industrialized civilization itself, and thus is critical concern to many nations.
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BP plc

Public (LSE: BP , NYSE: BP
Founded 1908 (as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company)
1954 (as The British Petroleum Company)
Headquarters London, England, UK, Group Headquarters
Houston, Texas, USA, BP America Headquarters
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Dyce

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Location
Place Dyce
Local authority Aberdeen

Operations
Station code DYC
Managed by First ScotRail

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Aberdeen Airport (IATA: ABZ, ICAO: EGPD) is the third largest airport in Scotland, and one of the UK's top 10 by number of flights [1]. The airport is located in Dyce, approximately 5 nautical miles (9 km) northwest of Aberdeen city centre. 3.
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ASDA Stores Limited

Private
Founded Yorkshire, England (1965)
Headquarters Leeds, England, UK

Key people Andy Bond, Chief Executive
Industry Retail
Products Grocery, General merchandise, financial services
Revenue see Wal-Mart
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boot is a type of shoe that covers at least the foot and the ankle and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip. Most have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.
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Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. It follows on from primary or elementary education.
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Dyce Academy

Rector Mr Michael Taylor

Type State Comprehensive

Location Riverview Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7NF
Coordinates
Founded 1980

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The term junior football could be used to refer to the following:
  • Football (soccer) played at the junior level, such as under the auspices of the Scottish Junior Football Association
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The Scottish Junior Football Association (SJFA) is the governing body for the junior grade of football in Scotland. This grade of football is commonly mistaken for a level at which boys' football is played, but the term "junior" refers not to the age of the players but the
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The Scottish Junior Football North Region is one of the three main regions of the Scottish Junior Football Association. Its area covers Grampian and Moray as well as part of Highland - from Stonehaven in the south to Nairn in the west.
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Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players each.[1] A cricket match is played on a grass field, roughly oval in shape, in the centre of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20.12 m) long, called a cricket pitch.
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Aberdeen
Gaelic - Obar Dheathain
Scots - Aiberdeen
Granite City, Oil Capital of Europe, Silver City


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