is a small village
situated between Oldmeldrum
in the North East
, close to Aberdeen
, the main city of the region
lies a few miles from the seat
of the Marquis of Aberdeen
, at the National Trust
estate Haddo House
. This is a delightfully pleasant area of Scotland
, with gently rolling hills, elegant pastures and many historic monuments, such as the House
Towering above the village
is the Prop of Ythsie
, a tower erected in the 1800's to thank Lord Aberdeen
for his good service to his tenants.
The village itself is very small, fewer than a thousand people live there. The main focal points along it's main street, Duthie Road
, are the two public houses
, the Aberdeen Arms Hotel
and The Globe
. Both are typical country pubs
, which have remained in private ownership to this day.
The town has a lively social scene, with the parish church
forming the center of it for many villager
s. The town hall hosts occasions for the village most weekends, and there is an excellent local Ceilidh
band, headed by a very talented young fiddler
Most buildings in the center of the village
are centuries old, with only the new housing estate (added around 1980-1990) to change this. It has a wonderfully old feel to it, and has been relatively unspoiled by the modern world. An active amentities group
strive to keep flowers blooming around the village all year, and as such it is a very beautiful place to visit.
If you happen to be in the Aberdeen
area, you could get no better view of the community spirit of the North East
than by visiting Tarves
, and if you can, please stay for a drink.