Willie Munro, Cressida Coates (Chair of Tolbooth Association) and Colin Mackenzie at Tolbooth entrance
On Tuesday 23rd July Mr Colin Mackenzie, the Chief Executive of Aberdeenshire Council, undertook a tour of the Stonehaven area and had requested that the Tolbooth museum should be included in his itinerary. Cressida Coates, George Strang, Jim Bruce and Ian Balgowan (all Trustees of the Tolbooth Association) were delighted to welcome Messrs Mackenzie and Munro (Area Manager Kincardineshire and Mearns) and provided a conducted tour of the museum and its artefacts. Mr Mackenzie expressed the Council's appreciation of all the efforts being made by the volunteers to keep the museum open and turning it into a dynamic hub for both locals and visitors alike. The visit ended with a discussion over future developments and both sides gained a clearer understanding of what is achievable in the short and medium term.