Jubilee House Holiday Home in Keith Place, Stonehaven, beside the harbour is looking forward to another
One of Stonehaven’s longest-established charities, it provides groups and families with special needs a place to enjoy a holiday.
The charity is run by Kincardineshire Silver Jubilee Trust, which was set up following the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, when funds were raised throughout Kincardinshire with a view to creating a holiday home. The Trust is chaired by the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Carol Kinghorn.
The house opened in 1981 and for 34 years has quietly gone about its business providing holiday accommodation.
Chairman of the management committee is local solicitor Gordon Ritchie. He said: “A hard working local committee of volunteers ensure that Jubilee House is open and ready each year to welcome hundreds of vistors, who come to enjoy a holiday in Stonehaven.
“We try to keep the house up to date and with our own fund-raising and grants. We recently carried out major improvements to the house and installed three new en-suite shower rooms. The house was redecorated with new carpets and we welcomed many groups last year who enjoyed the improved facilities.”
Jubilee House is open from April to October each year and groups that use it include VSA Aberdeen, Camphill Schools, Garvald of West Linton and a group from Murau, Germany, who come every September for two weeks.
Mr Ritchie added: “All are always very enthusiastic and appreciative of the welcome that they receive in Stonehaven. It is surprising the number of people in Stonehaven who may not have heard of Jubilee House and if they have, they still do not know where it is located.
“Keith Place is the street on the left at the end of the High Street, just before you reach the Shorehead, and Jubilee House is next to the boardwalk along the beach.
“We are always looking for volunteers to help us, and before the start of the 2015 season, I am appealing to anyone who can spare a few hours every two or three weeks during the summer months to come forward.
“The duties do not include cleaning the house but checking that it is ready for new visitors, greeting and welcoming them, to make sure that they enjoy their time in Stonehaven.
“I am happy to give more information and arrange a tour of the house to anyone who maybe interested.”
Jubilee House will be open this Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm.
Further details from Connons Solicitors, who deal with bookings, on 01569 764387.