Heritage project

A heritage Project managed by Forest View Centre, Stonehaven, will enter a new phase on Wednesday March 28, with the opening of a new heritage Gallery in the Clatterin’ Brig Restaurant, Fettercairn.

The opening ceremony will be part of a heritage fair, which will take place at the Clatterin’ Brig between 10.00am and 4.00pm with the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, performing the opening ceremony at 12.00

A Mearns Heritage is a two year project by Aberdeenshire Council, funded by LEADER Aberdeenshire, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project is designed to involve adults with learning disabilities and the community, in researching and recording the history of the Mearns over the last thirty years, which also covers the time scale in which Forest View Centre has provided specialist day care services.

Jane Taylor, Manager of the Clattering Brig, has generously provided gallery space for the display of heritage material produced by the project, and this will involve a wide range of individuals and groups contributing to a display reflecting thirty years of a Mearns Heritage.

Members of the public are invited to bring along photographs, exhibits and memorabilia of the Mearns, or even just their memories of people, places and events in the Mearns.

Forest View service users from the Project, and a team of researchers, will be joined on the day by local primary and secondary pupils, to chart and record the material which people bring along.

A set of photographs produced from old glass negatives will form part of the display, and members of the public will be invited to identify time, place and people who appear in the photographs, in order to capture vital information about the Mearns, which might otherwise be lost or forgotten.