Torphins (// tawr-FINZ; Scottish Gaelic: Tòrr Fionn) is a village in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland which lies about 23 miles west of Aberdeen. It is situated on the A980, about 7 miles north-west of Banchory, and was once served by the Great North of Scotland Railway.
The village has many facilities including a small primary school, large park with play area, a car dealer, two tennis courts, a bowling green and a doctors surgery. There are also a variety of shops in Torphins including a bakery, a hairdresser, a Scotmid store and a chemist. There is a Church of Scotland church, which is part of the Mid Deeside United Churches alongside those in Kincardine O'Neil and Lumphanan. Torphins has a hotel, the Learney Arms, and its own Town Hall.
Torphins was home to a War Memorial Maternity Hospital. As a result, many notable people from Deeside have been born in Torphins. The building however has recently become a GP clinic, and no longer offers maternity facilities.
- Torphins Community Website
- Torphins Community Council
- Torphins Primary School
- Torphins Golf Club
- Torphins AFC
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