Turriff is a market town situated in north Aberdeenshire, approximately 38 miles north-east of Aberdeen city centre, around 11 miles south-east of Banff, and 9 miles south of MacDuff. The town is served by a local bus service as well as a regular service to and from Aberdeen.


5,020 people

Distance from Aberdeen

35 Miles


Regular bus service


Primary School

  • Auchterless School
  • Crudie School
  • Easterfield School
  • Fintry School, Turriff
  • Fisherford School
  • Fyvie School (with nursery unit)
  • King Edward School
  • Markethill School (with nursery unit)
  • Monquhitter School (with nursery unit

Secondary Schools

Turriff Academy 

Additional information

Catchment areas information can be found here.

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £159,500

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 111m2 / 1194ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

History of Turriff

The origin of the town dates back to around 1000 AD when a Columban monastery was built in the area. Later, in 1179, the Knights Templar were gifted land in Turriff and established a base in the town. Turriff was awarded the status of a burgh in 1512. The town is known for its characterful red sandstone houses and has grown and developed over time into being an important market town which is also home to a busy livestock market.


Things to do in Turriff

Every August, the town plays host to the two-day Turriff Show, which is the largest agricultural show in the north-east of Scotland. It attracts around 40,000 visitors each year, and features over 250 trade stands, cookery demonstrations and a funfair that all goes towards demonstrating the importance of this industry to local economy. The event also holds great appeal for the non-farming public – providing an indoor shopping mall, exhibition hall and an arts & crafts marquee in addition to the agricultural show.

The town is home to a number of amenities including nine primary and nursery schools in the surrounding area, making it a great location for young families. Turriff also benefits from a number of local shops including several banks and a supermarket. The town also has its own weekly newspaper, the Turriff Advertiser, established in 1933 and commonly nicknamed The Squeak.

If you’re looking for Turriff accommodation to rent or a property for sale, let ASPC help. Our site contains a comprehensive set of listings with houses for sale in Turriff as well as rentals – from one bedroom flats to large family homes.

More information Turriff is available at myturriff.co.uk

View area localities
  • Auchterless
  • Carnousie
  • Craigston
  • Crudie
  • Cuminestown
  • Delgaty
  • Dunlugas
  • Fisherie
  • Forglen
  • Fortrie
  • Garmond
  • Greens
  • Kinnermit
  • New Byth
  • Woodhead