Maggie Law Museum joins the coastal trail

Pictured outside Maggie Law Maritime Museum are (back L-R): Jessica MacLeod, Assistant Regional Brand Manager at VisitScotland; David Wright, Industry Support Executive (Tourism), Aberdeenshire Council; Maggie Law staff Tom Carnie, Marie Carnie and Michael Webster and Jillian Burns, VisitAberdeenshires Marketing & Business Engagement Executive and (front L-R): Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Regional Director; and Bridget OHare, staff member from Maggie Law Maritime Museum.
Pictured outside Maggie Law Maritime Museum are (back L-R): Jessica MacLeod, Assistant Regional Brand Manager at VisitScotland; David Wright, Industry Support Executive (Tourism), Aberdeenshire Council; Maggie Law staff Tom Carnie, Marie Carnie and Michael Webster and Jillian Burns, VisitAberdeenshires Marketing & Business Engagement Executive and (front L-R): Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Regional Director; and Bridget OHare, staff member from Maggie Law Maritime Museum.

The Maggie Law Museum in Gourdon is the latest addition to Aberdeenshire’s Coastal Trail Guide.

The historic coastguard building featuring maritime heritage is proving Kincardine and Mearns has a lot to offer tourists and residents.

The Four Star Vistor attraction sits beside the old harbour and slipway in the centre of Gourdon and will join 31 other popular Aberdeenshire attractions including St Cyrus National Nature Reserve and RSPB Fowlsheugh near Stonehaven.

The Maggie Law was one of the first inshore lifeboats, built in 1890 and rowed by six men; she was in service for 40 years and saved 36 lives.

The museum in her name caters for all ages and is a new addition to Aberdeenshire’s Coastal Trail leaflet, a guide which is being promoted by VisitScotland in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council.

Parts of Aberdeenshire’s coastline were rated amongst the most scenic in the world by National Geographic magazine. Visitors to the region can follow the 165-mile signposted Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail and explore the delights of this incredible part of Scotland for themselves.

The guide also focuses on historic Banffshire harbours, including Portsoy, and gives tips on the best places to don a wetsuit and surf the waves, including Banff Links, Sandend and Aberdeen Beach.

Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Regional Director, said: “The Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail brochure is a fantastic tool for visitors wishing to explore the breathtaking coastline of Aberdeenshire - from Cullen in the north to St Cyrus in the south.

“The brochure includes a wealth of great local information ranging from historic harbours and outdoor adventures to glorious golf and wonderful wildlife. The inclusion of Maggie Law Maritime Museum is yet another interesting local attraction for visitors of all ages to explore.

“Tourism is more than a holiday experience, it is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy, supporting communities and creating jobs throughout the year in every corner of the country.”

For more information, visit www.visitscotland.com/coastaltrail