Contents 1 History 2 Religion 3 Tourism 4 Granite 5 Places of interest 6 Sports 7 Education 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] The village name Kemnay is believed to originate from the Celtic words that mean "little crook in the river"[3] due to the village location on the bend of the River Don. Kemnay House is classified by Historic Scotland as a category A listed building.[4]

Religion[edit] Kemnay has church buildings available for the following religious groups: Church of Scotland Roman Catholic Scottish Episcopal Church

Tourism[edit] Kemnay is popular with explorers of Aberdeenshire who can stay in numerous guest houses, hotels, and bed and breakfasts within the village. There are two pubs, the Bennachie Lodge and the Burnett Arms Hotel.

Granite[edit] Kemnay Quarry was opened in 1830 by John Fyfe, and became commercial in 1858. Kemnay Granite has been used in many famous buildings and structures, including; Cenotaph, Glasgow Forth Railway Bridge, Edinburgh/Fife Marischal College, Aberdeen Thames Embankment, London Various buildings on Princes Street, Edinburgh Granite workers from Kemnay helped to quarry and shape the Australian granite used in the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They also travelled to quarries in California, the Mississippi Levees and Odessa.

Places of interest[edit] Carrier (James Mitchell Monument) Fetternear Estate Fetternear Palace, archaeological dig site (Bishop's Palace) Johnstone FM Monument Kemnay Academy View Point (Place of Origin) War memorial

Sports[edit] Kemnay has various sports clubs, including; Badminton Bowling Club Cricket Football Golf Tennis There are playing fields available for use by the public at Bogbeth Park, which is also home to the Kemnay Skate Park. Golfer Paul Lawrie, who won the 1999 Open Championship is a former pupil of Kemnay Academy, as is former Aberdeen F.C. footballer Darren Mackie.

Education[edit] There are two primary and one secondary school: Kemnay Primary School Alehousewells Primary School Kemnay Academy, which unveiled a £14.3 million extension in 2014.

References[edit] Citations ^ "Settlements in Aberdeenshire which have a population greater than 500 (2012)". National Records of Scotland. Archived from the original on 14 May 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.  ^ "Comparative Population Profile: Kemnay Locality". General Register Office for Scotland. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.  ^ Milne (1912), p. 204 ^ "Kemnay house, Ref: 9212". Historic Scotland. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.  Bibliography Milne, John (1912), Celtic Place Names in Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen Journal 

External links[edit] grid reference NJ7316 * Kemnay Village Web Kemnay Academy A guide to the Place of Origin v t e Settlements and places of interest in Garioch, Aberdeenshire Primary settlements Blackburn Insch Inverurie Kemnay Kintore Newmachar Westhill Other settlements Auchleven Blairdaff Colpy Daviot Dunecht Echt Elrick Garlogie Hatton of Fintray Kinmuck Old Rayne Oyne Pitcaple Sauchen Skene Places of interest Bennachie Chapel of Garioch Castle Fraser Dunnideer Maiden Stone v t e Areas and primary settlements in Aberdeenshire (see also: Aberdeen City) in Banff and Buchan Aberchirder Banff Fraserburgh Gardenstown Inverallochy and Cairnbulg Macduff Portsoy Rosehearty Sandhaven Whitehills in Buchan Boddam Crimond Cruden Bay Fetterangus Hatton Longside Maud Mintlaw New Deer New Pitsligo Peterhead St Combs St Fergus Strichen Stuartfield in Formartine Balmedie Cuminestown Ellon Fyvie Newburgh Oldmeldrum Pitmedden Potterton Rothienorman Tarves Turriff in Garioch Blackburn Insch Inverurie Kemnay Kintore Newmachar Westhill in Kincardine and Mearns Drumoak Fettercairn Gourdon Inverbervie Johnshaven Laurencekirk Newtonhill Portlethen St Cyrus Stonehaven in Marr Aboyne Alford Ballater Banchory Braemar Huntly Lumphanan Tarland Torphins Coordinates: 57°14′02″N 2°26′56″W / 57.23392°N 2.44890°W / 57.23392; -2.44890 Retrieved from "" Categories: Towns in AberdeenshireHidden categories: Articles with OS grid coordinatesCoordinates on Wikidata

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