Notice Board

Date of Posting: 06, April 2024

Exciting new project in Aberdeenshire aims to kickstart local economies with community-led business support

Aberdeenshire Council has launched a new project with a dedicated team to support locals in starting and growing their own businesses.

‘Enterprising Aberdeenshire’ is designed, developed and delivered by Aberdeenshire Council and is entirely funded through the UK Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

It aims to help local people start their own businesses by engaging in the community and providing tailored services informed by their needs.

Spanning all six areas within Aberdeenshire – Banff & Buchan, Buchan, Formartine, Garioch, Kincardine and Mearns and Marr – the project will have a dedicated co-ordinator within each area.

The project will foster enterprise activity and business success by offering free advice and support, while connecting communities through diverse events and workshops. The team will work to connect aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to the right people and services to help them reach their full potential.

Co-ordinators have already been out exploring their respective areas and getting to know the businesses, with very positive feedback already coming from communities and firms alike.

Are you considering starting your own business or already a new entrepreneur? ‘Enterprising Aberdeenshire’ wants to connect with you! For further details about the project, visit

Date of Posting: 06, April 2024

Rubbish Collection Information

New bin collection rules were rolled out across Aberdeenshire over the past few months. There have been some hiccups, and a lot of information circulated.  Below are some links and documents for residents and businesses to refer to for questions about the new system.

Link to Council website with schedules:

3-weekly bin collections - Aberdeenshire Council

Information about disrupted bin collections and how to report:

Disruptions to bin collections - Aberdeenshire Council

How to download the My Aberdeenshire App:

myAberdeenshire mobile app - Aberdeenshire Council

Date of Posting: 03 Feb, 2024

Huntly Remakery

The Huntly Remakery is a new project, looking to reuse, recycle and reimagine to reduce waste. We are keen to link with other organisations and are developing new projects, including recycling textiles and sewing and repairing clothes. We are looking at other ideas that fit in with our aims too.


We have a Clothes Swap (see attached poster) 6 times a year which has proved very popular, with a great choice of clothes now built up in our storage as well. We are happy to help any other town or organisation if you want to set up something similar.


If you have projects which may fit in with this, or would like to talk to us about what we are doing, please contact us by e-mail or look here: Facebook. Please put the word out among your networks and you are all welcome to pop in to our next Clothes Swap, Saturday 3rd February in Square Deal during the Huntly Farmers' Market, and have a chat with us.


Date of Posting: 03 Feb, 2024

SSEN Transmission - Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) - Greens 400kV Substation (formally referred to as New Deer 2)

Please find below the Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) with accompanying covering letter and plan outlining a proposed development site that has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.


The PAN relates to a proposed development that would entail the Construction of a 400kV AC Substation and the Associated Undertaking of Earthworks, Formation of Platform, Landscaping, Means of Access, Means of Enclosure, Site Drainage, Temporary Construction Compounds and Other Associated Operations (National Development) at Land at Mains of Greens, Cuminestown, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5YQ.


Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc operating and known as Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission), is proposing the development, as described above, within the area shown on the accompanying location plan. Please note that the PAN red line represents a maximum extent of the land that is anticipated to be potentially included in the application site.  This area may be reduced or rationalised as the development proposal becomes finalised.


The PAN outlines the statutory pre-application consultation with the public and other interested stakeholders that is required to be undertaken under the current provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended), and you have been notified as you are either a community or elected representative of the area within which the strategic development is proposed to take place; or you are a community or elected representative of the most relevant area neighbouring the area within which the strategic development is proposed to take place.


As part of the pre-application process, consultation events will be held as set out below:


Pre-Application Consultation Event Timetable


Date  Location Time Pre-Application Consultation Event 1

Cuminestown 27 February 2024 Cuminestown Community Hall, Cuminestown, AB53 5YJ  1400 and 1900

New Deer 29 February 2024 New Deer Public Hall, Fordyce Terrace, New Deer, AB53 6WE 1400 and 1900

Pre-Application Consultation Event 2

Cuminestown  21 May 2024 Cuminestown Community Hall, Cuminestown, AB53 5YJ 1400 and 1900

New Deer  23 May 2024 New Deer Public Hall, Fordyce Terrace, New Deer, AB53 6WE   1400 and 1900



The events will provide detail of the proposed development and allow feedback from members of the public and other interested parties before submission of a planning application.


The events will be advertised in local press before the consultations take place and via our website


Date of Posting:04 November, 2023

Turriff Rural A2B dial-a-bus: Monday + Wednesday Fixed Timetable Review

Please see update from Aberdeenshire Council below:

In March 2023 we introduced a non-bookable service on Mondays and Wednesdays, operating a fixed timetable route between New Byth / Garmond / Cuminestown and Turriff.  We have taken the opportunity to review this service based on usage since the timetable was introduced and we would like your views on a proposal to amend the timetable.


I have listed the current timetable and the proposed new timetable on Page 2 of this letter.  The main proposed changes are summarised below:


  • Extend the service route to provide transport for Fintry and Crudie.
  • Retime the 11:20 hours return journey from Turriff High Street to 11:30 hours.
  • The bus shelter on High Street at the Museum to be used as the main drop off and pick up bus stop in Turriff.
  • The 11:50 hours journey from New Byth to be withdrawn from the timetable due to little usage.
  • The 13:05 hours and 14:05 hours departures from Turriff High Street to be combined into one journey leaving at 13:35 hours.


We are keen to hear the views of existing customers and residents about these suggestions. If we receive positive responses, we would like to implement timetable changes on Monday 4th December.


If you wish to provide feedback on the proposed new Monday and Wednesday timetable please either phone or email A2B dial-a-bus, using the following contact details, by Friday 17th November.


Telephone: 01467 535 333 (Option 3)