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Lumsden is set between the foothills of the beautiful Cairngorm mountains and the north east Moray coast.  Alford is the nearest village, (approximately 8 miles south), with most of the amenities you expect of a larger village such as a supermarket, butcher, cafes, restaurants and pubs, swimming pool, sports centre, library etc. (follow links on the left hand side for more details). In the opposite direction is Huntly, a larger town, which is 15 miles north.


Lumsden’s immediate surrounds include Clova, Mossat and Kildrummy to the west and The Craig to the north.  Slightly further afield are Glenkindie and Towie to the west and Rhynie to the north.


The area is an ideal base for many outdoor pursuits being within 30mins of the Lecht Ski Centre  20mins to Clashindarroch Forest and it’s cross country skiing tracks.  The quiet country roads offer unrivalled road cycling routes with challenging mountain climbs and is home to the ‘Etape Royale’ annual closed road event.  Mountain biking is also popular, with many miles of estate tracks and routes suitable for families and more experience riders alike.


Although Lumsden Community extends to include anyone throughout the world with links to this area, the physical catchment area that most people accept as within the Lumsden Community is illustrated below:


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The village called Lumsden in Aberdeenshire was named so by Harry Leith of Lumsden of Achindoir in 1825.


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Lumsden like this:


   Lumsden, a village in Auchindoir and Kearn parish, Aberdeenshire, 4 miles SSW of Rhynie, 9¾ N W by N of Alford, and 8 SSW of Gartly station, with which it communicates by public coach. Founded about the year 1825 on what was then a barren moor, it crowns a rising-ground, 745 feet above sea-level, amid a fertile district, and commands a picturesque view to the W, with the Buck of Cabrach in the background. ...

The Lumsden Community Association is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) registered in Scotland, number SC028733.  Originally founded in 1972, the charity’s current aims are to represent people living in Lumsden and the surrounding areas of Clova, Kildrummy, Mossat, Ardhuncart and the Craig with the following constitutional objectives:


1.1         The advancement of community development


1.2         The provision of recreational facilities, and the organisation of recreational activities


1.3         The advancement of the arts, heritage and culture


1.4         The advancement of environmental improvement


As well as this, the Community Association administers the affairs of the assets that are in community ownership, namely, Lumsden Village Hall and Lumsden’s historic Market Stance (the village green or square).


Community Events in the village are organised by ‘Lumsden Events’, a subgroup of the LCA encompassing around 30 local volunteers.


Get in touch if you’d like to help out!

Lumsden Community Association

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The 2018 Lumsden Clan gathering will take place in Lumsden.