Thursday, 15 February 2018

Aberdeenshire’s small businesses urged to consider support from First Employee Grant Scheme

Small businesses in their first stages of growth in Aberdeenshire are being urged to consider whether a recently relaunched grant could help them expand.
The First Employee Grant Scheme offers £1,000 to businesses taking on their first employee and aims to help employers through the recruitment process.

If a business qualifies for support it receives £500 when it takes on a new employee and £500 after six months if the post is still filled.
It is not important how long a business has been in existence only that it has aspirations for growth and is seeking to take on its first employee.

One full time post must be created at a minimum of 30 hours per week, but can be filled by two part time workers.
The grant will not be given to businesses which are part of a group of companies or have a parent company.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Support for Aberdeenshire Business (SAB) project has been revised to accommodate the reintroduction of the grant scheme, last operational in January 2016.
SAB Development Grants, which include marketing grants and grants to assist in the implementation of a recognised quality system, now have a maximum amount of £10,000.
The SAB Sustainable Business Grant has been discontinued, with alternative grants offered by Resource Efficient Scotland and other bodies.
All loans under £25,000 will now be offered at 3% interest but there will be no setup fees.  
For more information on the First Employee Grant Scheme or help available under the SAB project please contact the Business Gateway Manager on (01467 534304), or email:  
More information is also available online:

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Motorhome Hire Available from New Stonehaven Company

A website has just be launched for Haven Tourers Ltd by Webecom Marketing.

Haven Tourers have two luxury motor homes for hire from Stonehaven for people wanting to tour Scotland or anywhere else within the Uk

Both directors  are experienced motorhome and caravan users and like many other love the experience of life on the road.

If you are thinking about your forthcoming holidays. Why not book a luxury motorhome and experience life on the road, visiting all of the amazing places accessible to you?

The Tourers are smoke and pet free, giving you the highest level of comfort in your “home from home”.

You can get more information at

Book now for 2018, as dates will be snapped up fast!

email for prices and availability

or Call: +44(0) 7391 709459

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Dunnottar Castle - Scottish Heritage.

This is an interesting insight to a great piece of Scottish Heritage right on our doorstep in Stonehaven

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Old Photographs Stonehaven Scotland

Some interesting old photos of Stonehaven which was a Jacobite town in 1715 and it was a safe base for the retreating Jacobite army to stay overnight on the night in February 1716. In 1745 Stonehaven, part of the Episcopalian north east, was again reliably Jacobite and it was one of the north eastern ports where reinforcements, plus money and equipment were periodically landed from France.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Stonehaven Golf Club, Scotland, Hidden Links Golf Tours

Take a couple of minutes to find out more about Stonehaven's challenging but interesting Golf Course.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle brings thousands of visitors to Stonehaven every year. For those that have not had a chance to visit yet hope this video whets your appetite.

It is a really interesting place to visit. and there is more interesting places to see when you visit Stonehaven.