Maud marks its place as a small town in the Buchan area of the Scottish county of Aberdeenshire. Situated on the South Ugie water and 13 miles west of Peterhead. This place was known as Bank of Behitch after a raised piece of ground where carters are said to have unhitched their horses. It lies at a junction of six roads and was formerly part of the Auldmaud (Old Maud) Estate.
With the arrival of rail in Maud in the nineteenth century it became more flourished. The railway junction of the Formartine and Buchan Railway which use to operate from Maud to Fraserburgh and Peterhead. Today Maud lives up to an attractive town and functions as a livestock market and centre for tractor and farm services.