Coordinates: 57°25′30″N 2°14′24″W / 57.425°N 2.240°W / 57.425; -2.240

Scottish Gaelic: Maothulach
Methlick Bridge, Aberdeenshire.jpg
Methlick Bridge, the cast-iron span erected in 1844 and refurbished in 2003
Methlick is located in Aberdeen

 Methlick shown within Aberdeenshire
OS grid reference NJ857372
Council area Aberdeenshire
Lieutenancy area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ELLON
Postcode district AB41
Dialling code 01651
Police Grampian
Fire Grampian
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament Gordon
List of places: UK • Scotland •

Methlick (Gaelic: Maothulach) is a village in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, situated on the River Ythan 11.2 kilometres (7.0 mi) north-west of Ellon.[1]



Methlick is served by a general store, a garage and hardware store, one hotel and a village hall. There is a primary school[2], with secondary pupils travelling to Meldrum Academy[3] in Oldmeldrum 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi) away.


The village is situated at the intersection of the B9005 road from Ellon to Fyvie and the B9170 road from Inverurie to New Deer, both routes crossing the River Ythan at Methlick Bridge.

Methlick is served by regular bus services to Aberdeen and less frequent services linking to Ellon, Fyvie and Inverurie.[4]

Places of interest

Haddo House, a stately home and arts venue with theatre and concert hall, lies 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) to the south-east of Methlick.

Gight Castle, ancestral home of Lord Byron, lies 4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi) to the west.


Methlick has a cricket team which is a member of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association.

Methlick Football team compete in the Buchan Welfare Football League, the team won both the league and the league cup in 2009 - the clubs most successful achievement in 10 years.


  1. ^ Methlick, Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. ^ Methlick Primary School, school website
  3. ^ Meldrum Academy, school website
  4. ^ Public Transport, Aberdeenshire Council

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