Will New Aberdour kick it old school?

Banffshire and Buchan coast organiser, Ross Cassie.
Banffshire and Buchan coast organiser, Ross Cassie.

Stakeholders for the old school in New Aberdour are awaiting the outcome of a consultation process to decide the future of the facility.

The old school is owned by Aberdeenshire Council but used by various groups in the community including the New Aberdour, Tyrie and Pennan Community Council.

Bill Pitt, Chairman of the New Aberdour Community Council, said: “It’ something that we use and it’s a good building for that purpose.

“If they do away with the building we would have to find somewhere else to have our meetings as would the other groups that use it.”

Troup Councillor Ross cassie also avails of the old school to hold surgeries and meet with his constituents.

Councillor Cassie said: “We need to look at this strategically, what does it need and how to move it forward.”

He added: “All stakeholders will be involved and all committed people and I would encourage all to take part in the consultation.”

The consultation process on the old school got under way in September.

An Aberdeenshire spokesperson said that work is ongoing to identify the needs of the community with a view to assessing the requirement for facilities.

Following that assessment a paper will be going back to committee in the new year.