Kemnay (Gaelic: Ceann a' Mhuigh) is a village 16 miles (26 km) west of Aberdeen in Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. With a population of 3,830 residents aged 16 or over (2012), Kemnay is the third largest settlement in the Garioch after Inverurie and Westhill. The village name Kemnay is believed to originate from the Celtic words that mean "little crook in the river" 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.
Kemnay is popular with explorers of Aberdeenshire who can stay in numerous guest houses, hotels, and bed and breakfasts within the village. There are three pubs, the Laird's Throat, the Bennachie Lodge, and the Burnett Arms Hotel.
Places of Interest:
- 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