Andy Hall is a Past President of the Stonehaven Fatherland Burns Club

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"A hundred thousand welcomes" to my website, Andy Hall Photography, which features a selection of my work including images from 'A Sense of Belonging to Scotland'.

Through my photography, I explore the relationship between the landscapes of Scotland and its people. To native and adopted Scots and also to friends of Scotland, many of whom are far from home, there is often an indefinable feeling of longing for and belonging to a favourite place in Scotland.
My photography is a key to unlock a casket of memories of these special places whether they be from childhood, an unforgettable visit or simply a moment of beauty, distilled and frozen in time

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Iain McFadden is a  Past President of the Stonehaven Fatherland Burns Club
He regularly plays and pipes in the haggis at the Fatherland Burns suppers. He plays with the Trybe and Burns songs are often featured in their repetoire.

The Trybe
The trybe successfully combine visual excitement with a fast and furious, full scale, aural assault, which takes no prisoners,they only have one volume setting - loud! Big drums, big bodhrans and piping at a breakneck speed c ome together to create a unique soundwhich defies classification - Heavy McMetal, anyone? Jigs reels and marches as you’ve never heard them before.

To quote one of their T-shirts slogans, on the front “I saw the Trybe,” on the back “and survived......”


World Federation  
The Robert Burns World Federation has a membership of clubs in all corners of the globe, and individual members many of whom are not within a club framework but want to follow Burns as a personal interest.  This World Burns Club site is here for all our members, and for anyone else who seeks information on Robert Burns, and  the people, Clubs and societies who pursue an interest in his life, work and philosophy.


Burns Country
Everything you need to know about Robert Burns

Stonhaven Town Guide Website



Stonehaven Folk Club


Stonehaven Horizon

Stonehaven Horizon is a voluntary group whose aim is to foster civic pride in the town and make Stonehaven a better place to live and work in.  The group began as a subcommittee of the Stonehaven & District Community Council and initially organised clean-ups of the town's trouble spots.  This developed into the action group 'Stonehaven Horizon Project' in order to meet the challenges facing the town.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon


Lewis Grassic Gibbon was born in Aberdeenshire but moved to the Howe of the Mearns where he spent his formative years within the sights and sounds of this unique part of the countryside.

His upbringing was to be a profound influence on his writings in later life and were epitomised in “Sunset Song”, the first part of his trilogy about life in the Mearns in the early part of the twentieth century.

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Aberdeen Burns Club 

Aberdeen Burns Club was formed in 1872 and has been meeting on a regular basis to this day.

The objects of the Club are:

  • To encourage the study of the life and works of Robert Burns

  • To foster an interest in Scottish literature, song and music generally

  • To annually arrange competition for school children in verse, song and instrumental

Please check Events for syllabus details and current programme information updates.

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The Bellman

Stonehaven Digital Newspaper

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Stunning Stonehaven

Information about all things Stonehaven