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.

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 Summer Reading Challenge goes on until the 22nd August 2015. The theme is Record Breakers and we`re aiming to get as many youngsters involved as possible – we`ve already beaten last year`s record for sign-ups!  The challenge is about reading as many library books as you can and there are some fun prizes on offer.  There`s also a writing competition which there`s still plenty of time to enter.

On Wednesday 19th August at 2 p.m. author Janet McLeman will be coming to the library to talk about her book Walking The Line.  Nothing to do with Johnny Cash, it`s a guide to the history and natural history of the Formatine and Buchan Way.  It`s open to anyone and is a free event but if people would like to know more they can come and ask in the library.

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.