is a village in Royal Deeside
, about 20 miles west of Aberdeen
. It is on the A980 road
, about 6 miles north-west of Banchory
, and was once served by the Great North of Scotland Railway
With a population of 2000 it is one of the larger villages in Deeside, but it is not as big as Aboyne or Ballater.
The village has many facilities including a small primary school, large park with play area, A car dealer, two tennis courts, a bowling green, a curling rink, a doctors surgery and a variety of shops including a butcher, a baker, a hairdressers, a furniture maker, a Co-operative
grocer and a chemist. There is a Church of Scotland
church, which is part of of the Mid Deeside United Churches
with Kincardine O'Neil
. 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 about a mile out of Torphins, not that the locals play much golf on it, they are more interested in chasing and catching a "Deeside spotted Haggis" which are very rare these days, and can only be found between the first and fourth holes. On a rainy day you see the locals running on the fairway chasing these rare animals and eating them for their supper.
The 202 Stagecoach Bluebird
bus provides service to Aberdeen . There are other infrequent connections on the 210, 413, and the Royal Mail