Fyvie

Fyvie is an attractive, residential village located in the Formartine area in the heart of Aberdeenshire, just 9 miles south of Turriff and 25 miles north-west of Aberdeen, situated along the River Ythan and on the A947 road.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Fyvie offers residents an extremely attractive living location while at the same time being within easy commuting distance of the city, as well as the business parks and offices at Bridge of Don and Dyce.

Population

483 people

Distance from Aberdeen

25 miles

Transport

Regular bus service from Aberdeen

Education

Primary School

  • Fyvie Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Turriff Academy

Things to do in Fyvie

Fyvie has a number of local amenities including everyday shopping facilities, a local church and bowling green. The village also benefits from the amenities offered by neighbouring towns and villages including a number of outdoor activities such as fishing, walking and golfing, with the courses at Oldmeldrum, Turriff and Inverurie all only a short distance away and easily accessible by car.

For those who like to keep fit, Turriff Sports Centre is only around a 9-mile drive from Fyvie and is home to a fitness suite, sports pitches and multi-use courts. There are also several sports clubs and activities available here, and the centre even hosts birthday parties, making the complex great for families.

Fyvie is also home to Fyvie Castle, which is located around a mile to the north of the village. A principal National Trust property, Fyvie Castle is set in stunning landscaped grounds by the Loch of Fyvie and is one of the finest examples of grand Scottish Baronial architecture, filled with antiques, armour and oil paintings. The earliest parts of the building date from the 13th century, and the castle boasts stunning Edwardian interiors. The castle is also home to a rich portrait collection including works by Batoni, Romney, Gainsborough, Opie, Lawrence and Hoppner, as well as one of the largest private collections of Raeburns in the world.

Schools in Fyvie

While Fyvie has its own primary school in the village, the secondary school that it feeds into is Turriff Academy, which has around 670 pupils. The school is around 9 miles from Fyvie and there are buses that operate to and from school, making life easier for families who choose to live in more rural areas.

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