Deep in Scotland’s Aberdeenshire region lies the town of Inverurie which sits about 16 miles away from the larger city of Aberdeen. The town of Inverurie itself is of note because of its unique geographic location as it sits at across the mouths of the Ury and Don Rivers down in the Don Valley. It takes its name from this fact, as the town’s name comes from a Gaelic term that means ‘Mouth of the Ury’ when translated.
David Huntingdon, the Earl of Garioch, is credited for forming the town of Inverurie although the town has been the centre of several battles throughout the history of Scotland. Robert the Bruce, the great great grandson of the Earl, actually fought in the Battle of Inverurie and won the town back in 1308. Historically, the town also played a role in the Jacobite Rebellion as a battle was fought in 1745 within the town’s limits.
Visitors to the town can take part in a wide array of activities including tennis, an 18 hole golf course, swimming, cycling, fishing, bowling, and clay pigeon shooting. Those who are more adventurous will be delighted to find out that the Bennachie Mountain is only about four miles outside of the town and great for mountain climbing.
Shoppers will not find much to do in Inverurie because it is a small town without any major department stores, but those who like boutique shopping will enjoy it as there are plenty of family run businesses that are fun to explore. Scottish produce is also wonderful here with a Farmer’s Market that is held every other week and there is a large car boot sale that is considered to be one of the largest in the country.