Welcome to our website

This site is aimed primarily at residents of the Parish of New Machar. It exists:

  • to raise awareness of local concerns
  • to inform the community about the work of the Community Council
  • to provide online access to selected articles from Newmachar News, the quarterly newsletter published by Newmachar Community Council
  • to provide access to the minutes of the Community Council
  • to provide information about local community groups

The Community Council reserve the right to edit material which appears on its website.

Would you like to know more about the Community and how it works?

We invite anyone in the community who would be interested in finding out more about the Community Council, with a view to possibly becoming involved in our work, to contact either or .The Community Council meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in room MP3 at The Axis Centre at 7.30pm. There are no meetings in July nor in December.

Your opinion on local public transport is urgently required

Nestrans (the Transport Partnership for Aberdeen City & Shire) have commissioned the Fraserburgh & Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study, which is being undertaken by SIAS Transport Planners in collaboration with Peter Brett Associates and Energised Environments. Read more about the study here.

 To inform the study they are keen to understand the current and potential future transport problems people in the area face and where transport improvements could be made to support local people in improving strategic connectivity in the study area(extending from Aberdeen/Dyce to Fraserburgh) for employment, leisure, health, and social purposes.

 We would be delighted if you would take the time to help inform the study by completing the following on-line survey, which should take approximately 5 minutes to complete:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FPAstudy

The survey will remain open until Friday 22nd May.

Noctilucent Clouds

Night clouds or noctilucent clouds are tenuous cloud-like phenomena that are the "ragged edge" of a much brighter and pervasive polar cloud layer called polar mesospheric clouds in the upper atmosphere, visible in a deep twilight.

Library News:

Come and use your local library. To contact them, email newmachar.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

The Garioch Partnership Group

The Garioch Partnership is a member of the Aberdeenshire Rural Partnership Forum. They exist to provide support to voluntary groups and organisations with this large area, such as the Garioch Art Group. Anne Simpson is their enthusiastic, new Development Worker and The Garioch Partnership can be contacted via their website where you will also find a membership form. If you have any questions about setting up, running or seeking funding for a community voluntary group, then Anne is the person to contact for information and help.