Who and why
LaurencekirkAB30.co.uk has been set up with the aim of providing a comprehensive guide to the AB30 area for both residents and visitors.

Behind the website is Villages in Control & Laurencekirk Development Trust, community groups involved in the improvement and development of Laurencekirk and the surrounding area. After public requests for a database of local organisations, businesses and services, VIC successfully applied for a grant from Awards for All, the National Lottery funding body, to establish a community website. They secured the services of Laurencekirk-based Mearns Web to build and maintain the site. Now that the grant has been used, owner Lynn continues to maintain the site and social media pages on a voluntary basis.

The Website
Laurencekirkab30.co.uk consists of 5 main sections – community, events, local services, AB30 directories and an area guide. In addition, we have a mobile-friendly version of the site, and we’re on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to ensure the widest audience and community participation.

The Community section gives everyone a chance to be a part of the site, with a blog that allows the community to share local news, points of view, job vacancies etc. An Events calendar, free to AB30 residents and groups, lets people know what’s happening in their area, whether one-off events or regular classes.

Our AB30 Directories feature local business and clubs. For businesses, it’s a contemporary and low-cost way of promoting themselves to the people who need their services, within a dedicated AB30 directory. For those searching, it’s a directory with the businesses and services closest to hand.

For clubs & groups,  it’s an opportunity to be seen by and give contact details to prospective new members.

Any monies raised by the directories go towards helping maintain the website as a valuable community resource.

Local Services has, gathered in one place, details of as many public and local voluntary services that we can think of. You’ll find contact details for health services, transport, schools, libraries and much more.

Within the Area guide visitors can discover the history of the Howe o’ the Mearns, along with information about each of the AB30 villages today – Arbuthnott, Auchenblae, Edzell Woods, Fettercairn, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Luthermuir and Marykirk. For visitors, we list accommodation and travel details.

We have two galleries in this section,  showing AB30 village and countryside as it is now, and how it used to be in bygone days.

Your involvement
To stay a thriving and relevant resource for the whole community, we need input from those of you who live here.  By sending us your community news, events, organisation details etc., or by using any part of the site, you’re helping keep laurencekirkab30 alive and kicking!

Tell us what you think!

If you have any queries, suggestions or feedback on laurencekirkab30.co.uk, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact admin Lynn here.

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