Torphins

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Not to be confused with Torphin.
Torphins Primary School

Torphins (/tɔːrˈfɪnz/ 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 1500 it is one of the larger villages in Deeside, though it is not as large as Aboyne.

Amenities[edit]

The village has many facilities including a primary school (with about 250 pupils attending each year), a large park with play area, a car dealer, two tennis courts, a bowling green and a doctor's surgery. There are also a variety of shops in Torphins including a charity shop, a Scotmid store, a funeral directors, a Chinese takeaway 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 also has its own Town Hall - the Learney 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 Stagecoach Bluebird 201 and 202 buses provide service to Aberdeen. There are other infrequent connections on the 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]

  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford UP, 1971), p. 149.
  2. ^ "Torphins Golf Club". Torphins Golf Club. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Homepage | Torphins AFC". Clubwebsite.co.uk. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Torphins Tennis Club". Torphinstennisclub.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  5. ^ http://www.torphins.org/Bowling.asp
  6. ^ http://www.torphins.org/curling.asp

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