Welcome to Alford

Alford, the Scottish town full of history and, more in the modern day, full of successful and capable businesses.

Alford is a small country town, happily nestled in the Vale of Alford, skirted by the picturesque River Don and surrounded by the hills of Bennachie and Coreen. Surprisingly, given the peace and tranquillity of this place, Aberdeen, is a mere 40 minutes drive away.

Whatever your interests, you will be sure to find something here to keep you interested. From local businesses to the most successful that started here.

Have your own tour of Alford’s history

In addition, if you have an interest in history, we have the Alford Heritage Centre and Grampian Transport Museum, whilst natural history is well served in Haughton Country Park. For ancient history enthusiasts, there are many stone circles and Pictish symbol stones in the area.

If you’re feeling energetic, why not follow the Gordon Way or take a shorter ramble along the peaks of Bennachie.

Alford’s claim to fame

With many claims to fame. The poet, Charles Murray, was born in Alford in 1864 and a bloody Civil War battle in 1645 bears our name.

On a lighter note, the world famous Aberdeen Angus cattle breed originated from this area in the 19th century and no-one can fail to spot the life-sized bronze statue of Jeremy-Eric, a champion Aberdeen Angus bull, at the entrance to the town.