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Strathdon is a small rural village in Aberdeenshire. Getting its name for its position on the River Don, the village is well known for its deep roots and strong sense of community. Strathdon offers majestic scenery and is also where the Lonach Highland Gathering and Games are held.

In 2018, Strathdon became one of the filming locations for Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and David Tennant. The scene where the highland cows block the bridge and the ambush takes place was filmed at Poldullie Bridge in Strathdon.

During filming the fields at Bellabeg housed giant make-up tents, a canteen and horse stables.


Click here to view the trailer for Mary, Queen of Scots (2018).

Click here for more information on Mary, Queen of Scots ties to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and how you can follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland's most famous monarchs.

Click here for more information on Strathdon including what to do and where to stay.

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