Local Information -
Glenbuchat was once a thriving glen with over 500 people at the time of the 1911 census, mainly crofters, farm workers, or trades people like joiners and shoemakers. Sadly there is now just a small population of about 50. But it is a Glen of fascinating history and heritage, natural beauty, and lots of wildlife.
There is a wonderful website called the ‘Glenbuchat Heritage Archive’ with many fascinating potted histories of the various hamlets, which once existed in the Glen, and of the families who have lived here over the centuries, as well as many interesting historical photographs.
Would you believe that Belnaboth was once a hamlet of 15 croft houses, spread over a couple of acres? In the 1841 census there are 15 families listed, and by 1911 there are still 5 families. Now there is just our house and its outbuildings and Belnaboth (Farm) and its steadings. To find out a little more about the history of Glenbuchat click here.
There once was a Shop and Post office in the Glen, but sadly they are gone, though
the Old Shop is now a house. The hub of the Glen is the Community Hall which has
a lively programme of events throughout the year, including a Spring Fayre and several
musical evenings. The annual NEOS (North East of Scotland Open Studios) programme
includes the Hall where the local craft workers display their work. For up-
The nearest shop is 2 miles away at Bellabeg. This is a very well-
At Glenkindie, 3 miles in the other direction, is a small shop attached to the local garage. This is also the nearest Petrol Station.
Alford is the nearest town -
Click here to visit the Alford Community Web Site.
The Colquhonnie Hotel 1 ½ miles away is the nearest place with a bar and restaurant.