New Deer


Located in Aberdeenshire 17 miles west of Peterhead and 30 miles north of Aberdeen city centre, New Deer is an attractive village in the heart of Buchan, surrounded by countryside and natural scenery.  New Deer’s population is currently around 750.


607 people

Distance from Aberdeen

30 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

New Deer School

Secondary Schools

Mintlaw Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £150,000

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 104m2 / 1119ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

History of New Deer

The history of New Deer dates back hundreds of years when a settlement (originally called Auchreddie) developed around a chapel set up by monks from a nearby monastery. New Deer was further developed in the early 19th century as a planned village – the largest of four built by James Ferguson within the family estate, along with Old Deer, Mintlaw and Longside. This group of planned villages was originally built as housing for workers on the estate.

Schools in New Deer

New Deer Primary School is located in the centre of the village and provides a curriculum for ages 3 to 12. At present, there are 5 permanent teachers as well as additional learning support staff. The school also offers a host of extracurricular activities, including music lessons and sports clubs. Senior pupils are encouraged to take an active involvement in running several of the lunchtime clubs, offering older students a fantastic opportunity to develop their leadership skills while setting an excellent example for younger years. The school also offers Nursery facilities for members of the family at pre-school age.

Following primary education, students are transferred to Mintlaw Academy, a well regarded secondary school 15 miles east of the village. New Deer is one of a number of local villages partaking in a community schools network and as a result, benefits from free bus transport to and from the academy.  

Things to do

While New Deer is a smaller community, there are still plenty of options for dining out. The Mustard seed café, for instance, is a local favourite. Its traditional façade is in keeping with the picturesque surroundings of the village and the café itself offers an excellent lunch menu alongside teas, coffees and home baking. Meanwhile, The Brucklay Arms is a great choice for some pub grub, serving a full menu of traditional favourites with the adjoining bar offering a cosy environment for residents to unwind in later in the evening.

During the day, there are a number of local walking routes for residents to enjoy. One of the sights popular with visitors to the area is the Culsh memorial, an 80-foot granite tower commemorating notable local MP William Fordyce, famous for improving the day to day livelihood of the rural working class in the area during the mid-1800s. 

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