Welcome to Gamrie . . .
and the villages of Gardenstown & Crovie
Latest News & Events
The book on Bracoden School 1942-1963 produced by Eleanor Hepburn and John W Milne has been a great success. The book is based on the contents of...
2021 is the 300th anniversary of first record of Gardenstown being used as the name for the village. We hope to commemorate this with an inscribed...
The Gardenstown Village Action Committee (GVAC) applied for and were awarded a grant from the Scotland Loves Local Fund, administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, obtained with the support of the Area Manager at Aberdeenshire Council.
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…
Where We Are
Gardenstown & Crovie are located on the Moray First Coastline in the North East of Scotland. This coastline was voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic tourism experts – see Coastal Destinations Top Rated
“A popular vacation spot for more than a century, this coast offers “outstanding cliff scenery” and maintains “a strong community feeling.” Seasonal and year-round residents appear to live in relative harmony. Tourism keeps “pretty coastal villages” economically afloat as Scotland’s fishing industry declines.”
Rough Guides – ‘Britain’s 30 Best Seaside Towns’ Gardenstown reached 11th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland.
“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.”