On the east coast of Scotland, south of Aberdeen, is the town of Stonehaven. Originally a fishing village, it was formerly known as Stonehive, and is now home to around 11,000 residents of all ages. Locals love living in the town for its nostalgic history, the impressive fortress of Dunnottar Castle, the beautiful cast and harbour, and the community spirit.
Just over an hour from Stonehaven is the Britannia Greers office, located in Keith. Britannia Greers is a family owned removals business and can help with moves throughout Scotland.
Schools in Stonehaven
Parents and children wanting to move to Stonehaven will certainly not be put off by the fantastic primary schools. During their latest HMIE inspections Dunnottar, Newtonhill, and Carron primary schools received a ranking of ‘good’. Mill O’forest is ‘good’ with ‘very good’ features, and both Glenberview and Catterline are ‘very good’.
Mackie Academy is the only secondary school serving Stonehaven and is ‘good’.
Of the three beaches in Stonehaven, Stonehaven Bay is undoubtedly the most popular. The 1.1-kilometre sandy stretch of untouched coastline has the harbour jetty to the south and fantastic rockpools to the north. It has a café, toilets, and is a great spot for water sports.
Carron beach is actually part of Stone Haven bay and is championed for its crystal-clear waters and sandy shore. However, if you want somewhere completely different, the small Cowie beach is an ideal escape. Due to being a mix of sand and rocks, it is not visited as much. Dogs are allowed all year round and due to its proximity to the harbour it is a spot favoured by anglers.
Transport Links Stonehaven
There are countless local and regional buses serving Stonehaven, taking passengers further into Aberdeenshire.
Just to the west of Stonehaven is the A90, which spans from Fraserburgh in the north to Perth in the south, where I t connects to other A roads and the M90. The motorway is well over an hours’ drive away, whereas Aberdeen is under half an hour.
Stonehaven has its own two platform railway station. Trains on both the Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Glasgow to Aberdeen lines stop at Stonehaven. There are also trains to Leeds, and London Kings Cross, as well as sleeper services to Penzance via Birmingham, Bristol, and Exeter.