Oldmeldrum is an attractive small town in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, 5 miles north east of Inverurie and 17 miles north west of Aberdeen city centre. With its superb countryside setting as well as a location within easy reach of the city, Oldmeldrum is ideally placed for commuting – offering residents a great work-life balance.


2840 people

Distance from Aberdeen

17 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

Meldrum Primary School

Secondary Schools

Inverurie Academy

Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £165,700

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 85m2 / 914ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

History of Oldmeldrum

The town is famous for its association with Scotch whisky, and is home to the Glenn Garioch distillery – which was founded over 200 years ago and is still going strong today, making it one of Scotland’s oldest working distilleries. Glen Garioch (pronounced glen-geer-ee) is named for its location in the heart of the Valley of the Garioch. Glen Garioch also lays claim to being the world's most easterly Scotch whisky distillery.


Things to do in Oldmeldrum

Oldmeldrum and the surrounding area are home to a number of fine walking and hiking routes. The town's beautiful setting is also perfect for golf, and Oldmeldrum Golf Club's 18-hole parkland course offers some stunning panoramic views of the Aberdeenshire countryside.

Local amenities

Oldmeldrum is served by a library, medical practice, supermarket, a pharmacy, and multiple other retail stores, hotels and restaurants. The local amenities make this location perfect for running daily errands, as well as relaxing and socialising.

Schools in Oldmeldrum

Meldrum School is the local primary school, conveniently situated in the middle of the village. The school roll is around 370 pupils in the primary years and around 80 pupils in the nursery unit. Meldrum School feeds into Inverurie Academy, which is around five miles from Oldmeldrum. Buses operate to and from school for students who live at three or more miles from school and are within the catchment area. Catering to a range of needs, the academy boasts an extensive curriculum and currently serves around 1,050 students

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For more information on Oldmeldrum please visit www.oldmeldrum.org