Stonehaven Guide Blog


Thursday 7 October 2021

Another Defibrillator for Stonehaven

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A group of companies in Stonehaven and Aberdeen have all donated towards the installation of a defibrillator at Broomhill Road, Spurryhillock Industrial Estate for general use.

The installation was brought about with a discussion with Campbell McLuckie, a local first responder discussing a recent incident involving an employee with a local company having a heart attack and another having a stroke and the lack of defibrillators in the area.

Ian Thomson, QHSE Manager at Kincardine Manufacturing Services Ltd, explained: “I started to contact the local companies and reached out to other companies in Aberdeen to assist with providing the funds and/or materials and labour to achieve the installation of the defibrillator.

“Sadly Campbell McLuckie passed away before the installation was completed.

"It was then decided within the group of companies that the installation should be dedicated in the memory of Campbell for his continuous hard work with the first responder a voluntary role for the past 12 years.”

After a lot of hard work that saw the community all come together, the plaque was installed thanks to all the companies involved and in memory of Campbell McLuckie.

The defibrillator is now registered with the Ambulance service and the access code can be obtained via 999.

Ian added: “Thank you to all the companies and personnel for the donations, free materials and labour."With your help we have provide the equipment to save lives.”.


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Thursday 10 December 2020

A Move to Stonehaven for Alternative Therapist!

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Mia, Alternative Therapist who recently operated out of the Banks O'Dee Sports Club in Aberdeen is now working in Dragonfly Therapies, The Sherrif Court Buildings, Stonehaven AB14 2JD every Thursday.

Sustaining a good posture is a big part of your health. It ensures that your bones are well aligned with the rest of the body, while the tension in your muscles and ligaments is properly distributed. More so, it keeps the body parts in their rightful positions with minimal stress.

If you suffer pain and discomfort and want to live a life free from pain, you can make an appointment with Mia by calling 07725 400346 or visiting her website 

If you are unable to attend the treatment room, Mia is offering help online at

You can also connect with Mia on Facebook

A useful addition to services available in Stonehaven.

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Monday 27 April 2020

Views of Stonehaven Not Many People Get to See

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One of Stonehaven's most famous Landmarks is Dunnottar Castle. Thousands of visitors flock to see this every year.

Things are a liitle different this year. The whole world was invaded in 2020  by a virus which resulted in a Pandemic and like most of the world, Stonehaven has been in lockdown meaning most businesses and visitor atractions have been closed.

Please watch the video below to see what people are missing by not being able to visit Stonehaven at this time

This video was done by a drone by Larry Sutherland and gives you a Bird's Eye view which not too many people get to see.

Hopefully this will inspire people to visit Stonehaven once things get back to normal.

George McGillivray
Stonehaven Guide
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Saturday 4 April 2020

Dunnottar Castle Restored to Former Glory - Digitally

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I came across an interesting article about a new project by Budget Direct who choose 7 of the most unique European castles and digitally restored them to their former glory.

Our own Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven was one of the seven chosen for the project.

Dunnottar is a promontory fort. It is perched on a ‘sea girt’ looking out into the North Sea from the East Coast of Scotland.

The castle has played a pivotal role in tensions between the English and the Scottish over the years. Most famously, William (Braveheart) Wallace besieged and retook the castle from the English in 1297 packet (it is a key location in the 1990 movie).

The castle was later besieged by Oliver Cromwell. The Scottish Crown Jewels were smuggled to safety either up the jumper of a pregnant woman or over the seaward facing walls depending on who you ask.

One of the most dominant remains on the 1.4-hectare site is the 14th-century Tower House. This uniquely Scottish feature was a kind of fortified mansion that once stood three storeys high.

Source of original article:

If you are interested in Castles it is worth a read

George McGillivray
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Thursday 30 May 2019

Stunning Video of Some Local History relating to Stonehaven

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 I recently came across this stunning video which is based on research carried out by the University of Aberdeen at an eroded sea stack near Dunnottar Castle, just south of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

Archaeologists say the stack, named Dunnicaer, was the site of a major Pictish fortification in the third or fourth centuries.

Anyone interested in some history relating to Stonehaven would enjoy reading this recent article I discovered at the original source at 

If you like this please share and or post a comment below

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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Stonehaven Visitor's Thoughts on Hiking to Dunnottar Castle

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We were delighted when a young lady from Georgia shared a blog post with Stonehaven Guide.

Kayla McFadden is her name. She works full time in the film industry in Georgia, and in her spare time she loves  to travel the world.

She was in Scotland recently studying in Edinburgh and decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to see some of Scotland’s gorgeous natural scenery.

This took her and her partner Brandon on a day trip to Stonehaven.

This involved a hike to Dunnottar Castle.

She gives a very detailed account of her trip in her own blog post at

It will be of interest to potential visitors to our lovely coastal towns and local residents.

It is well worth a read.

Here is the link again

Thank you Kayla for a very positive report on your day trip to Stonehaven and hopefully you have been persuaded to consider staying for a few days on your next visit.

Good Luck on your future travels.

George McGillivray

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