A new book, in 160 pages, tells the story of how Torphins developed, and what was there before. The village is less than 200 years old, but the history of the people who came before is all around us. Neolithic stone circles, and relics from the Beaker People and Picts tell us that the area has been farmed for 4000 years. Old documents tell us about the local impact of major events in Scotland’s history, from witch trials, to the Jacobite risings, the Church and the World Wars of the 20th Century.
The book tells how the poverty of 400 years of subsistence farming was eventually defeated by lairds and farmers working together to make the North East one of the wealthiest areas in the country.
The village of Torphins grew from these roots, triggered by the arrival of the Deeside Railway, but guided by the vision of one man and powered the enterprise of many people in the local community
Profits from sales of this book will go to local charities, supporting the development of walking routes around Torphins, and the Grampian MS Therapy Centre
Avalable for purchase at Platform 22, or online from this website