Aberdeenshire Council has just released the annual footfall figures for those attractions operating under the umbrella of their Museum Services. It is very pleasing to report that for the third year running the Tolbooth is the top destination for visitors as measured by numbers entering the attractions. The Tolbooth museum entertained 22,574 visitors with the runner up (The Farming Museum) reaching 15,074. It was not exactly a level playing field last year as the Farming Museum was closed between March and May for refurbishment. However, the Tolbooth is still going forward as it was the only attraction to show an increase in numbers over 2015; all other attractions had a slight decrease.
In addition Stonehaven Tolbooth Association operates the Clock Tower on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council and this recorded an additional footfall of 6,654. Obviously Stonehaven is the destination for culture and heritage.
We have also just received from Trip Advisor a Certificate of Excellence for 2016.
Grateful thanks to all our volunteers for their sterling work during the past year.
If you haven't visited as yet come along and view what so many people are experiencing.