Inverurie is a very
pleasant town still retaining its individual
character with many small independent local
traders in its centre.
Here you can buy ironmongery from Watson's ironmongers, electrical goods from a couple of small independent electrical stores, garden equipment from Inverurie Garden Gentre, milk and groceries from Mitchell's Dairy.
The last few years have seen the building of a small retail park with all the big names that normally help take away a town's individuality. However, if anything, it has attracted more people to to town.
It was here during a famous battle in 1307 that the mighty Robert the Bruce defeated John Comyn, Earl of Buchan, cousin of the ‘Red Comyn’ who had been killed by Bruce at Dumfries a year earlier.
Overshadowed by the hill of Bennachie and its Pictish hillfort, the village lies on a noted game fishing river beside which are the ruins of Inverurie Castle.
There are several prehistoric sites here and historians believe the battle of Mons Graupis may have taken place at Inverurie in 84AD.
Then Scottish warriors were soundly defeated by the Romans led by Agricola in a battle that created the name ‘Grampians’.