– Turriff is known locally as Turra in the Doric dialect of Scots.
– The name appears to be Scottish Gaelic in origin, from “torr” meaning a mound or round hill, or “tur” meaning a tower.
– It is approximately 166 feet (51 m) above sea level, and has a population of 5,708.approx.
– An annual two-day agricultural show is held in Turriff called the “Turriff Show”, which is Scotland’s largest two day agricultural show.
– The Knights Templar appear to have had a base in the area, and a nearby site is still known as “Temple Brae”.
– More recently, the 1913 Turra Coo incident in the parish was the result of a local refusal to pay National Insurance when this was introduced by Lloyd George’s government. A statue of the “coo” (cow) was erected in 2010 and stands in the town centre at the junction of High Street and Main Street.
– Turriff has a football team called Turriff United F.C. who now play in the Highland League, having been voted into membership on February 26, 2009. The club made its Scottish Cup debut in the 2012-13 season, advancing to the fourth round to become the last surviving non-SFL side in the competition.
– Population – 5700 approx.
– Post town – TURRIFF
– Postcode district – AB53
– Dialling code – 01888