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Fordyce Primary School BadgeFordyce Primary, built in 1924, is set amongst a picturesque historical conservation village, 2 miles south-west of Portsoy and 11 miles south west of Banff.

Surrounding the school are extensive grounds incorporating a tarmac area and playing field which are used for many curricular areas, particularly physical education, Forest School and Eco Schools activities. There is also a willow structure, raised flower and vegetable beds, orchard, adventure play trail area, recycled plastic bottle greenhouse, mini beast and wildlife area and a variety of mature and young trees.

Fordyce Primary is an Awarded Eco and Forest School and in 2023 we were delighted to be shortlisted and then subsequently win The 2023 Scottish Finest Woods Award. “The Awards are to encourage and reward schools and pre-schools that increase young people’s understanding and appreciation of the environmental, social and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between trees and everyday wood-based products.”

Fordyce village has a Joiner’s Workshop Museum, Bistro and a village hall, where the bowling club, WRVS, badminton club and dancing lessons are held as well a monthly car boot and craft stalls. A picturesque old churchyard, castle and play park completes the picture. Every July there is a village Open Garden Day, which was previously featured in the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden programme.