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Towie ([ˈtaʊ̯wiː]; Scottish Gaelic: Tollaigh) is a small hamlet in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, close to Alford and Lumsden, on the River Don.[1]

One of the most notable features of Towie is its small primary school with nursery, which is located in the village itself.[2] As of September 2011, it had 22 pupils.[3] They then attend Alford Academy.[4] Towie also has a bowling club and a beautiful church with historic graveyard.

List of listed buildings in Towie, Aberdeenshire. It is part of West Aberdeenshire (UK Parliament constituency).

The village is the burial place of Major James Leith (VC).


  1. ^ "History of Towie in Aberdeenshire | Map and description". Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Aberdeenshire Council - Towie School". 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  3. ^ Scotland. "Towie School - Aberdeenshire". Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
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Coordinates: 57°12′0″N 2°56′7″W / 57.20000°N 2.93528°W / 57.20000; -2.93528