Who and why
LaurencekirkAB30.co.uk was launched in January 2013, 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. The site was built by Lynn of Mearns Web, who continues to maintain the site and social media on a voluntary basis.

The Website
Laurencekirkab30.co.uk consists of several sections – community, events, local services, local directories, area guide and history.

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. Family announcements is co-joined website with notices from Neil Ingram.

The AB30 Directories feature local business and clubs and are free to use.

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 and History sections, visitors can discover the heritage 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 photo galleries 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!

Sponsors
This site in non-funded and run by a volunteer, but does have some running costs. Becoming a sponsor or donating helps keep the site going. We offer local business sponsors an ad on the front page for a year for £50. Win-win for both sides! If you’d like to become a sponsor, please get in touch.

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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