The town and former royal burgh of Kintore lies just off the A96 main trunk road from Aberdeen, conveniently located within easy reach of Aberdeen City and Inverurie.

Established in the late 12th century as a royal burgh, Kintore’s name originates from the Gaelic phrase ‘Ceann-an-torr’. ‘Ceann’ means the head or the end, while ‘torr’ means a round hill, suggesting that the town was originally located at the head of a hill – possibly Tuach Hill, which now lies to the east of Kintore. The area has been home to a settlement since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have discovered evidence of human activity in the area dating back as far as 5,000 B.C.


4634 people

Distance from Aberdeen

13 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

Kintore School

Secondary Schools

Inverurie Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £225,700

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 100m2 / 1076ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

Kintore currently has a population of approximately 4,500 but this is expected to grow to over 6,000 with new housing developments expected to increase the number of homes within the area. However, as the town continues to expand it retains its strong sense of community, which is reflected in the extensive array of local community-supported businesses including butchers, pharmacies and florists. There are a number of other amenities in the town, including local supermarkets and a several options for eating out locally. Additionally, nearby Inverurie has even more options to eat out, with an impressive range of local restaurants, spanning a number of cuisines, ideal for family nights out.

For younger years schooling in Kintore, there are two excellent options for parents. The older, more established Kintore School is situated in the heart of the community and houses both a nursery unit, 16 classrooms and a dedicated special needs centre. There is also a second primary school, Midmill School, which opened its doors in 2016 and provides a modern building with 19 teaching areas and a newly-opened nursery unit. The school sits just south of the village in easy walking distance and the option of two primary schools within the town helps to keep class sizes small.

For secondary schooling, the nearby Inverurie Academy is just 15 minutes away by car or a regular bus service is available between the village and the school. Catering to a range of needs, the academy boasts an extensive curriculum and currently serves around 1,050 students.

Kintore is surrounded by stunning scenery and the towb boasts a number of country walks that help residents take in the sights. The network of paths and woodland trails allow keen walkers to set their own pace and offer leisurely strolls of Kintore and the surrounding villages.

Looking for houses for sale in Kintore? The town is comprised of stunning new-build homes alongside more traditional cottages towards the town centre. This offers a range of properties to suit a number of price points, making the town accessible to new families, retirees and Aberdeen commuters alike.

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