Laurencekirk is a village in the historic area of Kincardineshire, Scotland, just off the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen highway, which bypassed it in 1985. It is provided as part of Aberdeenshire. It is the largest negotiation in the Howe o' the Mearns location and also houses the regional high school; Mearns Academy, which was granted the Charter Mark in 2003. Its old name was Conveth, an anglification of the Gaelic Coinmheadh, referring to a commitment to provide cost-free food as well as board to passing troops. Laurencekirk remains in the valley between the Hill of Garvock and the Cairn O' Mount. The renowned spots of the Johnston Tower can be seen on the peak of the Garvock. Laurencekirk was, in the past, understood for making snuff boxes with an unique sort of closed hinge (called a "Laurencekirk hinge") designed by James Sandy. Laurencekirk Golf Club (now obsolete) first appeared in the early 1900s. The club closed at the time of WW2. Lewis Grassic Gibbon created much regarding The Mearns and also the surrounding location in his publication Sunset Song. A tribute centre can be visited at Arbuthnott a few miles from Laurencekirk. Fred Urquhart dealt with the land at Laurencekirk in the Second World War, and also his short stories make use of his monitorings of country life right here.