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Aboyne

Aboyne is a vibrant community in the heart of Deeside, just five minutes drive from the Cairngorms National Park.  The village has a population of approximately 2,200 but serves a wide geographical area.  In addition to the wide variety of shops and services in the viilage centre, there is a health centre, minor injuries unit and maternity hospital, a community centre with a library, swimming pool and theatre/cinema, a playgroup, nursery and primary school and academy, a private day care nursery, an 18 hole golf club, tennis club, gliding club, bowling club and countless community and sports groups.  It is a popular tourist destination for those interested in outdoor sports, such as fishing, kayaking, walking, mountain climbing, golf, horse riding and skiing, and for those wanting to discover the culture and heritage of North East Scotland, the castle trail and countless historical and arts venues, or savour the good food and produce of the area.

Aboyne is host to a number of events throughout the year.  On the first weekend in August, the Aboyne Highland Games is held on the green in the centre of the village.  Art Aboyne, an annual exhibition by local artists, runs from July to August in the Victory Hall, and the Aboyne and Deeside Festival promotes all forms of art and culture through a programme of events held mainly in July but also throughout the year.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church is one of four churches in Aboyne.  The Church of Scotland's Aboyne-Dinnet Parish Church is on Huntly Road, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Margaret is on Ballater Road and the independent Christian Church River Fellowship meets in Aboyne Scout Hut on Ballater Road.

For more information on what Aboyne has to offer, see the Enjoy Aboyne website. See the Royal Deeside website for further information on the area generally.