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Cllr Mollison at the sign at the junction of Skateraw Road & Bettridge Road
Cllr Mollison at the sign at the junction of Skateraw Road & Bettridge Road

Two new street signs have appeared in Newtonhill. The signs to the Skateraw Hall were erected by Aberdeenshire Council following a request from village resident councillor Ian Mollison.

He said: “The committee had asked if the signs could be put up as more and more use is being made of the hall, and some folk had difficulty finding it.

“They were delighted to hear at their Christmas party that new signs had just been erected. I am grateful to council officers for taking action so quickly. The signs are on Skateraw Road and at the railway bridge.”

The hall dates back to the late 1800s, when Newtonhill – or Skateraw as it was known then – was a fishing village. In 1890, the laird provided a meeting place and reading rooms for the fisherfolk. The hall is still run by a management committee of villagers.