Kincardine and Deeside was a district council area which existed from 1975 to 1996. It was one of five district councils that delivered a range of local level services within the wider area of Grampian Region, which over this period was one of the 12 regions into which Scotland was divided.
Kincardine and Deeside was formed by joining the traditional county of Kincardineshire to a large part of the traditional county of Aberdeenshire. The result was a district that included settlements such as Stonehaven, Inverbervie, Banchory and Laurencekirk that had previously been in Kincardineshire, plus Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar from Aberdeenshire. It was bordered to the north by Gordon District and City of Aberdeen District and to the north-west by Moray District, all also part of Grampian Region. It was also bordered to the west by Badenoch and Strathspey, a district of Highland Region, and to the south by Angus, a district of Tayside Region.
When regions and districts disappeared from the scene in the 1996 reorganisation, the area of Kincardine and Deeside became part of the unitary council area of Aberdeenshire. For administrative purposes, Aberdeenshire is divided by the council into six smaller areas. The areas previously within Kincardine and Deeside ended up being split between Kincardine and Mearns and the southern part of Marr.