1058 - King Malcom III
and his decedents began taking control of all
Scotland. Before this time, Scotland was made
up of many Kingdoms. This was a time of peace,
with the building of huge Abbeys
and Cathedrals around Scotland.
1100s - The Bass of Inverurie was built as a
Fort for Earl David of Huntingdon and Garioch,
a family that became relations of King Robert
the Bruce through marriage.
1200s - Kinkell Church was built 2 miles
south of Inverurie, linked to the Knights
Hospitallers, a Religious Military force
that controlled areas around the World from the
1100s to 1800s.
1286 - King Alexander III died after falling
from his horse. With him not leaving an heir,
the English tried to gain control of Scotland,
leading to the First War of
1308 - the Battle of
Inverurie saw Robert the Bruce lead his
forces to victory over the forces of his rival
John Comyn, with The Bruce using The Bass at
that time. The defeat of the Comyn's allowed
The Bruce to become King of Scotland.
1411 - the Battle of
Harlaw took place just north of Inverurie
between forces of Donald MacDonald, Lord of the
Isles, and forces of Alexander Stewart, Earl of
Mar. This Battle was over control of Land in
Northern Scotland, with the Earl of Mar taking
control of the Land.
1745 - the Battle of
Inverurie took place during the Jacobite
Rebellions. This Battle was between
Jacobite forces led by Lord Lewis Gordon, and
Government forces led by Laird Norman MacLeod,
with the Jacobite's winning the Battle.
1806 - the Aberdeenshire
Canal linked Port Elphinstone at Inverurie
with Aberdeen Harbour. This Canal allowed the
transport of Goods and People between Inverurie
and Aberdeen. Inverurie was built around
Agriculture, with the Canal used to transport
much of its Produce.
1816 - Horse Drawn Coaches began running
between Aberdeen and Inverurie on the new roads
being built at that time, faster than the Canal
Boats, but more expensive for passengers.
1852 - the Inverurie Paper
Mill was opened, at first using Rags, then
Straw, Esparto Grass, then Wood Pulp. This was
a time Education was becoming widespread, and
the first News Papers were being produced
1854 - most of the Canal was drained so a
section of the Aberdeen to Inverness Railway Line
could be built in its place.
1905 - the Inverurie
Locomotive Works was opened on the north
side of Inverurie, in the area named
1969 - the Inverurie Locomotive Works
1970s - the start of the North Sea Oil
Industry led to a number of Oil Service
Companies being based at Inverurie, with many
workers in the Oil Industry living in the
1987 - the Garioch Heritage
Centre opened on the site of the Inverurie
2009 - the Paper Mill at Inverurie
2009 - a Retail Park opened a short walk
east of Inverurie centre, on the east side of
the Railway Station.
Today - Thainstone Mart, on the south side
of Inverurie, is the largest Livestock Market