Enjoy the Village and the nearby Walks

Enjoy the Village and the nearby Walks

There’s not much going on in the village at present as it’s both winter and is affected by covid19 lockdown. So there’s nothing in the Dreel Hall or Community Hub at present, and not even external gatherings. But that doesn’t stop you from enjoying walks provided that you follow the Government’s guidelines. With care you can still get up to St John’s Kirkyard, and for those that don’t know it there is a splendid round walk to Crovie. Walk to Crovie along the Rotten Shore and round the Sneuk and then return up over the cliff top along the recently constructed footpath which ends up at the end of Morven View Road.

Choose your own starting point and direction!

Gardenstown Community Hub

Gardenstown Community Hub

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

Good Friday Cocktail Night

Good Friday Cocktail Night
25th March at 7pm at the Garden Arms Hotel

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Easter Egg Raffle fundraiser for Gardenstown Playgroup

Come along and join us!

Simple Faith

Simple Faith – returning from Northern Ireland.
Concert at Gardenstown New Church – Saturday 19th March 2016 at 7pm.

Entry FREE

Simple Faith

Fish & Quiz Night

Saturday 27th February 2016, 7.00pm
A social in the village hall in aid of Village funds.
Fish and chips, etc at 7.00pm, followed by the quiz. Raffles.

Tickets £10 each (in advance only for ordering purposes). Available from SPAR, Matthew Watt 07824 990574, or contact any other Gardenstown Village Action Committee members