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General > Newtonhill
Newtonhill has a population of just over 3,000.
The village, originally called Skateraw, has two commercial outlets; a convenience store and a pharmacy, which previously was a bakery.
Nearby in Muchalls you will find a restaurant and bar.
Local events centre around the The Bettridge Centre which is close to the library and recycling facility in the Coastal Park.
Historically, a train station was present in the older quarters of Newtonhill but this has now become defunct, operating as a signalling station only.
Skateraw became most noticed historically for its fishing industry, the old smoke house is still visible in the lower village, though this is also not in operation. Newtonhill today is accessed by the A90 road and functions primarily as a commuter town to Aberdeen and other business hubs in the Aberdeenshire area.
Newtonhill has a successful boys brigade chess team which has won the Scottish tournament many times and have won the British grand finals the 2nd most out of all teams.
There is an active community spirit in Newtonhill and many events are organised through the Newtonhill and District Village Association, with wider planning issues being discussed by the Community Council.
The NVA holds a meeting on the 1st Wednesday of most months in the Skateraw Hall from 8:00pm which is a starting point to get involved. Any individuals from the Newtonhill area are most welcome to attend any of the NVA meetings, and new committee members would be particularly welcomed.
Newtonhill Primary School serves Newtonhill, Muchalls and surrounding rural areas around Cammachmore in the North and Cookney in the South
Newtonhill is easily accessed from the A90 dual carriageway and it is reported that the Queen and Princess Margaret used to play at Newtonhill Beach when they were very young and visited Elsick Estate on holiday.
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