Torphins  is a village in Aberdeenshire, about 23 miles west of Aberdeen, on the A980.  While the  area  has  been populated  over  many centuries, the  village  grew to prominence in the  19th  century, driven by the  development of the Great Northern Railway.

The village  has  a population of around 1500 people involved  in agriculture, local  trades and services, as  well as  commuters working in Aberdeen and surroundings.  The growth of the Oil and Gas industry in Aberdeen has  had a  considerable but  not overwhelming impact in the  growth and demographics  of the  village.

Torphins  has many amenities,  including a primary  school, nursery and playgroup, and a  local  health  centre.  The  Learney  Hall is a well used local hub for community  events, as is Mid Deeside Church hall.  In common  with many villages , local shops have  declined over  recent  years, but the  village  still boasts a  busy  supermarket, pharmacy, charity shop,  Indian restaurant and bar, Chinese  takeaway, Platform 22 cafe and art gallery which hosts a farmers  market  weekly (https://www.facebook.com/Platform22/) ,

car dealership, and large residence for house party rentals.  Recreation facilities include a large  park,  bowling  green and curling rink and a  9 hole golf course.

 The  village  is linked by bus service 201 to the  surrounding villages and to Aberdeen.

For forthcoming  events see https://www.facebook.com/TorphinsCommunity/

 

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