Gardenstown Community Hub 2019

Gardenstown Community Hub 2019

The Gardenstown Community Hub Association was formed at the end of 2017, and by March 2018, had achieved charitable status. The Association uses the former infant school (donated to the village for its benefit and now called The Hub) in High Street for a wide variety of community activities.

The Hub provides a relaxed and comfortable meeting place for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. Central to the ethos of the Hub, it is open every Saturday so that anyone can attend and have refreshments whilst enjoying the company of others and joining in with the activities taking place.

The list of events during the first year has been diverse and well attended. There are already workshops in sewing and photography, music sessions, games nights, poetry and cultural evenings, and educational talks.

All this continues apace into 2019 due to kind donations from the public and enthusiastic local volunteers who freely give their time, energy and ideas to organizing events and fund raising.

As befits a 100 year old school building, the Hub is full of historical character: it has two large, well-lit rooms. However, the next stage is to improve the amenity of the building so that, whilst retaining its unique atmosphere and features, it serves its purpose in the 21st century with improvements to disabled facilities, installation of energy conservation central heating and sympathetic upgrading.

There is still much work to be done but if the Hub’s first year is anything to go by, it will provide a focus for the community which will be constructive and inspiring to all who get involved in its development as well as a source of pleasure to anyone who spends time there.

If you wish more information you can visit the Gardenstown Community Hub HERE

Gardenstown Voted 11th Best Seaside Town in Britain by Rough Guides

Rough Guides have recently announced ‘Britain’s 30 Best Seaside Towns’ and Gardenstown reached 11th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland. An amazing achievement for a small village!

Rough Guides 11th Place Best Seaside Towns

“Scotland’s northeast coast has a bleak, rugged quality, with a series of small fishing villages dotted along the miles of lonely beaches. The prettiest of the lot is Gardenstown, with stone cottages huddled around a wave-gnawed bay, and newer buildings clinging to the nearby cliffs. There’s little to do here beyond soaking up the solitude, taking a windswept stroll along the waterfront, and dropping into the small gallery and teashop down by the harbour. Pure bliss.”

You can read the full article HERE

Gardenstown & District Annual Flower & Craft Show

Saturday 27 August 2016, 1.45pm,Public Hall, Gardenstown

Get growing, painting, creating!!

Competition Entries: Adults 25p each; Children’s & Senior Citizens 15p each
(The hall will be open from 7pm-9pm Friday and 8am-9am Saturday prior to the show when entries can be handed in.)

For further information and the 2016 Schedule visit

Doors Open 1.45pm
Admission: Adults £1.50; Children 50p; Teas £1.50

Presentation of Prizes 3.15pm


Harbour Gala Gardenstown

Saturday 23rd July 2016, Gardenstown Harbour, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
An afternoon of Family fun, to be opened by Jim McColl of “The Beechgrove Garden”

Take part in a variety of activities including the Treasure Hunt, Boat Trips, Tug-O-War, Raffles and Lucky Dip, Face Painting and so much more!

Crown the Gala Queen and Princesses and witness the talent of Turriff Pipe Band, Strathbogie Fiddlers and Skip 2 The Beat.

Fish & Chips, Strawberries & Cream, Pancakes and many more refreshments.

Harbour Gala Gardenstown