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Torphins (tɔrˈfɪnz tawr-FINZ;[1] Scots Gaelic: Tòrr Fionn) is a village in Ryal Deeside, Aiberdeenshire, Scotland which lies aboot 23 mile wast o Aiberdeen. It is situatit on the A980, aboot 7 mile nor'wast o Banchry, an wis ance sert bi the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Wi a population o aboot 1400 it is een o the muckler villages in Deeside.

Amenities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage haes mony facilities includin a smaw primar schuil, lairge pairk wi play airt, a caur dealer, twa tennis courts, a bowlin green an a doctors surgery. There ur a variety o shops in Torphins an aa, includin a baxter's, a hairdresser, a Scotmid store an a chemist. There is a Kirk o Scotland kirk, that is pairt o the Mid Deeside United Churches alang wi the kirks in Kinker an Lumphanan. Torphins haes an Indian restaurant, the Learney Arms Indian, an its ain Toun Haw.

Torphins wis hame tae a War Memorial Maternity Hospital. The biggin fooiver haes recently become a GP clinic, an nae langer offers maternity facilities.

There is a 9 hole gowf course locatit aboot a mile ootwi o Torphins.[2]

Public transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The 202 Stagecoach Bluebird bus provides service tae Aiberdeen. There ur ither infrequent connections on the 413 an the Royal Mail PB74 postbus.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Torphins is hame tae the local amateur fitba team, Torphins AFC.[3] Torphins haes a tennis club,[4] a lawn bowls club[5] an a saisonal curlin rink.[6]

Name springheid[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Torphins mey come fae the Gaelic Torr Fionn, meanin fair/fite hill, or as a corruption o Tor Feithachan, meanin hill o the bogs. Ainither less likely namesake is Thorfinn Sigurdsson, Earl o Orkney, fa micht hae passt throu the airt due tae his pairtnership wi MacBeth.[7] The village wis oreeginally cried Turfins as aerlie as 1747, but bi 1822 had changed tae Torfins afore becomin Torphins bi 1866.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford UP, 1971), p. 149.
  2. http://www.torphinsgolfclub.co.uk/
  3. http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/torphinsafc/
  4. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 28 Julie 2011. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 28 Julie 2011. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. Christie, Denis; Murray, Brian (2020). A History of Torphins. Christie-Murray. pp. 89–91. ISBN 978-1-5272-6068-9.
  8. Christie, Denis; Murray, Brian (2020). A History of Torphins. Christie-Murray. pp. 27–34. ISBN 978-1-5272-6068-9.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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