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/