Stonehaven Guide Blog


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 

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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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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

"Twice the Life for Half the Price"

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Channel 5 are looking for people who are moving from a city to more rural areas to take part in an exciting new TV show.

We were recently contacted at Stonehaven Guide, because an Assistant Producer for the programme read an article  about Stonehaven being in the top 10 most desirable seaside towns in Scotland.

She thought  the Stonehaven Guide might be able to help them find out if somebody would happen to know of anyone who had moved to the Stonehaven area or were planning making the move from a big city and who may be interested in taken part in the exciting new show called "Twice the Life for Half the Price" to be presented by Kate Humble.

Channel 5 are looking for people making a big life change that involves a mammoth move.

We are happy to help so if this sounds like you get in touch with the organisers by sending an email.

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

AWPR Provides Faster Access to Stonehaven

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The AWPR ( Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) has made a difference to Stonehaven.
Simon Cruickshank, owner of the Ship Inn said has seen a significant increase in visitors from outwith  Stonehaven to the Captain's Table Restaurant and the Bar from places like Westhill, Inverurie, Ellon and Dyce.

Watch the video below:

 The new AWPR bypass makes it easier to visit us at the Ship Inn at Stonehaven Harbour.

Now only a 20 minute drive from Aberdeen Airport.

25minutes from Inverurie

30 minutes from Ellon

Only 15 minutes from Westhill.

Here's a review from a visitor from Westhill.

"Zipped along the new Aberdeen bypass from Kingswells to Stonehaven for a quick Friday lunch. Delicious Cullen Skink with crusty bread sitting outside in the sunshine overlooking the harbour. Perfect but for the occasional sandstorm (moved inside after a bit!)"

Come and visit our Bar or have a meal in our Captain's Table Restaurant.

Take advantage of the new AWPR bypass.

You can book a meal by calling
01569 762617
or email

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5 Things To Do Around Stonehaven Area

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Stonehaven is only 15 miles south of Aberdeen,the third largest city in Scotland.

If you are planning to visit Stonehaven for a few days there is plenty to do in and around Stonehaven.

Came across this video by Badger Travel showing the top five things to do in and around Aberdeen,

Please watch the video below to find interesting places to see just a short distance away from Stonehaven

 1) Newburgh Beach - around twenty minutes drive to the North of Aberdeen, Newburgh Beach is a beautiful sandy beach famous for its seal colony, which is found where the River Ythan meets the sea. As well as the seals, Newburgh Beach also has Europe's largest sand dune area, and old world war two defences.

 2) Dunnottar Castle - to the south of Aberdeen, just outside of Stonehaven, Dunnottar Castle is found on a rocky headland jutting out into the North Sea. It has played a huge role in Scotland's history, particularly during the Jacobite rising of the 18th century.

 3) The Old Railway Line - starting at Duthie Park in the centre of Aberdeen, and leading 16 miles out of town to Banchory, cycling along the Old Railway Line is the perfect way to spend a day.

 4) Crathes Castle - the castle can be reached by either car or by cycling along the old railway line. It is a perfect example of a 16th century Scottish castle, and both the grounds and castle are well worth a visit.

 5) Marischal College - this is found right in the centre of Aberdeen and is the second largest granite building in the world. It was originally used by the University of Aberdeen, but was recently renovated and is now used by Aberdeen City Council.

You can of course learn more about Stonehaven on our main portal site 
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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Why Use Video Marketing for Your Local Business?

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Why Use Video Marketing for Your Local Business?

To  Get More Customers and Clients of Course!

It’s simple:

Here are 12 Video Marketing Stats every business needs to know in 2018

1. By 2019, global consumer Internet video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer Internet traffic.

2. Facebook generates 8 billion video views on average per day.

3. YouTube reports mobile video consumption rises 100% every year.

4. 55% of people watch videos online every day.

5.92% of mobile video consumers share videos with others.

6.90% of users say that product videos are helpful in the decision process.

7.Including a video on a landing page can increase conversion rates by 80%.

8.After watching a video, 64% of users are more likely to buy a product online.

9.Companies using video enjoy 41% more web traffic from search than non-users.

10.Top three most effective types of video content: Customer testimonials (51%); Tutorial videos (50%); Demonstration videos (49%) .

11.59% of senior executives agree that if both text and video are available on the same topic on the same page, they prefer to watch video. 12. A whopping 80% of users recall a video ad they viewed in the past 30 days.

Webecom Marketing will work diligently with you to make sure your business is getting leads and the video marketing results you desire.

If you are ready to take your business to the next level, contact us today.

 Phone 01569 760185 or email
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Thursday, 4 April 2019

Stonehaven Business One of Top 50 in UK for Fish & Chips

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It's always good to hear about Stonehaven businesses doing well and getting recognised.

The Carron Fish Bar Stonehaven, which is not only famous for its deep fried mars bar but has recently been selected by an independent judge as one of the top 50 fish & chips shops in Britain.

This is the 4th time this award has been presented to this shop

Judging was on all aspects of the shop and it scored top marks for its quality of fish & chips, staff  knowledge and overall service.

Congratulations to this business which is run by the Watson family.

For more information go to
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