Signs of Success

By Jane Cruickshank / October 20, 2022
John at welcome to stonehaven sign with 2009 gold medal sign

STONEHAVEN’S success in this year’s Beautiful Scotland competition should hopefully be marked with new entry signs for the town.

At yesterday’s awards ceremony, Stonehaven was pronounced 2022 Best Coastal Town, gained a Gold Award and picked up a special award for a Year of Stories project undertaken with the Mearns Writers.

Horizon Convenor John Cruickshank said: ”After last year’s entry, we had a well-honed machine in place with many groups supporting Stonehaven’s entry.”

Mr Cruickshank said the Lions, Rotary Club, Fireballers, Burns Club, Men’s Shed, Friends of the Open Air Pool and RNLI all looked after parts of the judges’ route – tackling weeds and litter.

”This year, even our fire brigade pitched in and ¬†used a training exercise to hose down the Shorehead,” he said.

”And there was also individuals who just cracked on with jobs – like Ian Balgowan who took charge of the broom and kept the boardwalk swept and tidy.”

Welcome to Stonehaven

Mr Cruickshank is now hopeful that Stonehaven’s success will be marked by a new sign.

”It would be a great reward for everyone who contributed to this year’s success. Every time they arrive in Stonehaven they will think, ‘I helped do that’.”

Sheila Tolmie - October 21, 2022

Amazing and so well deserved for the town.

Community spirit at its very best and the admiration those who visit Stonehaven have for how amazing it looks.

Thank you all the Horizon Group volunteers and supporters.

Fantastic news

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