Torphins

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Torphins (/tɔrˈfɪnz/ tawr-FINZ;[1] 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.

With a population of around 1300 it is one of the larger villages in Deeside, though it is not as large as Aboyne. Torphins is an affluent village with high priced properties. The village is home to wealthy residents of those who work in the oil industry in nearby city (22 miles) Aberdeen

Amenities[edit]

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 Co-Op 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.

There is a 9 hole golf course located about a mile outside of Torphins.[2]

Public transport[edit]

The 202,201Stagecoach Bluebird bus provides service to Aberdeen. There are other infrequent connections on the 210, 413, and the Royal Mail PB74 postbus.

Sport[edit]

Torphins is home to the local amateur football team, Torphins AFC.[3] Torphins also has a tennis club,[4] a lawn bowls club[5] and a seasonal curling rink.[6]

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Coordinates: 57°6′18″N 2°37′22″W / 57.10500°N 2.62278°W / 57.10500; -2.62278