Torphins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Torphins Primary School

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 a very affluent area with high priced properties. The rich village is home to many wealthy people involved in the oil industry of 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 Stagecoach 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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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