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Alford is a small country town, happily nestled in the Vale of Alford, skirted by the picturesque River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen. Surprisingly, given the peace and tranquility of Alford, Aberdeen, is a mere 40 minutes drive away.

Whatever your interests, you will be sure to find something here to keep you entranced. There’s hillwalking in the Cairngorms or fishing in the River Don. If you have an interest in history, we have the Alford Heritage Centre and Grampian Transport Museum, whilst natural history is well served in Haughton Country Park. For ancient history enthusiasts, there are many stone circles and Pictish symbol stones in the area. If you’re feeling energetic, why not follow the Gordon Way or take a shorter ramble along the peaks of Bennachie.

Alford has many claims to fame. The poet, Charles Murray, was born in Alford in 1864 and a bloody Civil War battle in 1645 bears our name. On a lighter note, the world famous Aberdeen Angus cattle breed originated from this area in the 19th century and no-one can fail to spot the life-sized bronze statue of Jeremy-Eric, a champion Aberdeen Angus bull, at the entrance to the town.

This blog is where information about our village and upcoming events will be posted and is intended to provide a platform for people to get  involved and to contribute to community life. Please join in.

10 Responses to “About Alford”

  1. Rosie Muat Says:

    Calling all Weight Watchers, please remember that classes are running as normal throughout the summer holidays
    Wednesdays 6.30-7.30 Alford Academy.

  2. simone Says:

    Hallo, does anyone know if any of the bus services into Aberdeen stop in Montgarrie, on the main road (near the old shop). I often see the bus going past my house, but haven’t been able to find any info on Stagecoach’s website or Travel Line. Any clues?

  3. Andrew Ferrier Says:

    Hi, is anybody interested in Alford family history? I’m tracing my family who came from Alford: surnames are Ferrar/Ferrier/Hosie circa 1720.

  4. Samantha Delaney Says:

    Hello, I’m currently looking into B&Bs in your area for a honeymoon in a couple years time. I saw on google that there was a car show in Alford some years ago. Is this an annual event or was it a once off?

    Your town looks beautiful!

    Thank you!


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