Key events in Chapelton for 2024

With 2024 off to a flying start, we have an exciting programme of family-friendly events to look forward to over the coming months – all of which are well-loved activities in the Chapelton calendar!

Previously drawing in a variety of visitors both locally and from further afield, this year will be no different with our community-driven events for everybody to enjoy…

Chapelton Farmers’ Markets – Sunday 19th May, 21st July, 15th September, 17th November

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As winter draws to a close, we’re gearing up for springtime when our popular Chapelton farmers’ market returns, with the first event taking place on Sunday 19th May. Held four times a year, the Chapelton farmers’ market showcases a selection of incredible local businesses and offers both residents and visitors the chance to stock up (and fill up!) on an array of fresh local produce. 

Situated in Burgess Park and open from 11:30am – 2pm, the market will feature some familiar faces including All About Lemons and Farm to Table alongside welcoming some new stallholders too. 

Both entry to the market and parking is conveniently located and free of charge!

Chapelton 10K – Sunday 14th July

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It’s time to dust off your running shoes as our most anticipated running event of the year returns! The Chapelton 10K will be taking place on Sunday 14th July, spanning a stretch of multi-terrain through the beautiful Elsick House estate before finishing back in Chapelton. For those starting 2024 with a New Year’s resolution to keep fit – this event is for you…

The perfect opportunity to challenge yourself whilst raising money for many good causes, the Chapelton 10K also offers participants stunning views of the local countryside, as well as an incredible atmosphere filled with music and crowds of supporters cheering you on. 

Remember – there will be trophies and a cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners, alongside bespoke medals for everybody participating. And last but not least, the return of the legendary home bakes and refreshment stand.

Chapelton Scarecrow Festival – August 2024

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Running throughout the month of August, Chapelton’s annual Scarecrow Festival, organised by the Cairnhill Allotments Committee, will make its eagerly-awaited return! Now approaching its 6th year, the festival helps to raise money for both community projects and much-loved Chapelton events.

Taking place all around the town, we recommend following the map of Chapelton at Hume Square to begin your Scarecrow Festival tour. From here, you can also grab a coffee and treat at Brae Cafe or Slate and Grain – the perfect way to start your scarecrow hunt! 

Remember to vote for your favourite scarecrow (or scarecrows) either online or by paper vote at Fits the Scoop at The Boxes, or Brae Cafe located in Hume Square… 

For more details, visit the Chapelton Scarecrow Festival Facebook page.

Chapelton Bike Ride – Sunday 1st September

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Occurring on Sunday 1st September, cyclists are invited to take part in the annual Chapelton Bike Ride! Individuals, teams and families will be given the choice of participating in either the 12 or 46 mile route starting in Chapelton and through the surrounding countryside. All money raised will be donated to North East Sensory Services.

For those looking to take part on foot – there will also be a family-friendly alternative 5km Trail Walk through the gorgeous grounds of Elsick House. 

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more information on our upcoming events in 2024

http://chapeltonbikeride.co.uk/ Website
www.facebook.com/chapeltonbikeride on Facebook or https://www.instagram.com/chapeltonlife/ on Instagram


A Q&A with house builders in Aberdeen: Places for People

Every house builder in Chapelton shares a passion for creating enticing homes, and Aberdeen house builders, Places for People, are no exception. With over 50 years of experience, Places for People have been creating homes that truly enhance the lives of its residents. The homes in Chapelton, thoughtfully designed by Places for People, seamlessly blend classic period features with modern comforts, drawing inspiration from historic towns such as Montrose, Stonehaven, and St Andrews.

In our latest blog, we sat down with Places for People Regional Sales and Marketing Director – Scotland, Allison Sutherland, to walk us through the distinctive features of the homes designed by the Aberdeen house builders and explain why selecting a Places for People residence in Chapelton is an excellent choice…

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What is unique about the homes built by Places for People?

“Places for People’s commitment to excellence extends far beyond only the housing types. What truly sets us apart is not only our diverse range of tenures offered, which includes mid-market rent, shared equity, outright sales, and retirement options but also our focus on creating thriving communities where residents can flourish. 

“Placing community well-being at the forefront and recognising that a home extends far beyond its front door, Places for People designs properties that transcend its structures – serving as the cornerstone for vibrant and interconnected living.”

Tell us more about the house types Places for People offer within Chapelton

Offering a charming mix of two, three, and four bedroom homes, these residences seamlessly fuse coveted period features with the latest modern conveniences. The diverse house type range includes bungalows, cottage-style mews, coach houses, as well as terraced, semi-detached, and detached homes

“These homes are crafted using locally sourced slate, granite, and stone, celebrating the rich heritage of the region. Choosing a Places for People home at Chapelton means you can truly embrace a lifestyle that blends the charm of the past with the comforts of the present, where each home is a testament to enduring quality and thoughtful design.”

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Why do you think Chapelton is a desirable place for people to call home? 

Chapelton is more than just a housing development; it is a long-term vision to shape a new, sustainable town. Comprising of 8,000 homes and an equal number of job spaces, Chapelton is a thriving community designed for the future.

“Beyond its impressive housing infrastructure, the town boasts expansive open green spaces, convenient local shops, and inviting, close-knit neighborhood squares.

“This deliberate design ensures that Chapelton not only provides comfortable and environmentally conscious living but also fosters a sense of community where residents can enjoy the benefits of country living with every essential amenity just a short distance away.”

Do the homes built by Places for People cater to a variety of buyers? 

Homes at Chapelton are perfect for a wide range of purchasers. A fantastic variety of Places for People homes are available ranging from two bedroom apartments to four bedroom detached houses. 

“The development includes properties that serve as a perfect solution for first time buyers looking to take their first step onto the property ladder as well as families looking for a spacious home, and everything in between.”

What sets the Places for People homes in Chapelton apart from other developments? 

The Community at Chapelton is a place for people to truly call home. 

“Working in partnership with the Scottish Government and local council, we offer a mix of housing tenures suitable to rent or buy, offering a vibrant, close-knit town feel just five miles south of Aberdeen and the convenience of the city.”

Places for People house builders are an integral part of the Chapelton community. Their commitment goes beyond constructing homes, it extends to fostering a thriving and interconnected neighborhood here at Chapelton. 

For more information on Places for People homes available in Chapelton and to discover how you can become a part of this vibrant community, visit the link below.


Get a sneak peek of the 2024 Chapelton calendar showcasing our photo contest winners!

Step into the picturesque world of Chapelton with our 2024 calendar, celebrating the town’s beauty and the incredible talent within its community.

Capturing the essence of Chapelton and its breathtaking surroundings, this calendar showcases a collection of stunning photographs taken by our talented residents. Throughout 2023, we hosted a monthly photo competition judged by expert photographer, Rory Raitt. We asked members of the community to help us create our first ever Chapelton calendar – and we think the results are spectacular!

Journey through the changing seasons and immerse yourself in the unique charm of our town. Check out our photo contest winners and find out how you can get your hands on a copy of our 2024 calendar below…

January

January’s winning entry belongs to Deby Grant, capturing the month’s essence with her photograph titled ‘Aero’. Congratulations to Deby for kicking off the year with her snowy addition to the Chapelton 2024 calendar!

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‘Aero’ by Deby Grant

February

February shines bright as Chris Doo’s winning photo titled ‘Pink Skies’ captures Chapelton bathed in the soft hues of a beautiful pink sky.

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‘Pink Skies’ by Chris Doo

March

March blooms with Joan McLellen’s winning photograph ‘Snowdrops’, focusing on the first of spring’s delicate white flowers.

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‘Snowdrops’ by Joan McLellen

April

April’s winning entry, ‘Storm Brewing,’ by Chris Doo, transports us to the drama of a stormy day spanning across the surrounding fields of Chapelton.

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May

May blossoms with the golden touch of Chris Doo once again, as he secures the winning spot with ‘Fields of Gold, showcasing the brilliant yellow flowers of May!

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‘Fields of Gold’ by Chris Doo

June

June’s deserving winner is Hannah McFarland with ‘Golden’, capturing the first glimpse of summer as the sun bathes the fields in gold!

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‘Golden’’ by Hannah McFarland

July

July brings coastal charm through Erin Wood’s winning entry, ‘Sea Views’ as the winding road offers serenity overlooking the sea.

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‘Sea Views’ by Erin Wood

August

Heaven Benipal wins the August entry with ‘Pastures’, capturing the idyllic charm of a lone horse gracefully navigating the dazzling sun-kissed field.

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‘Pastures’ by Heaven Benipal

September

The September spotlight goes to Leanne Robertson with the heartwarming image titled ‘Chapelton Trail with Loki and Wade’ – a joyous companionship of her two dogs!

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‘Chapelton Trail with Loki and Wade’’ by Leanne Robertson

October

October’s winning entry, ‘Hay Bales’ by Helen Gauld, captures the rustic charm of Chapelton with an image of sunlit hay bales in a field.

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‘Hay Bales’’ by Helen Gauld

November

November illuminates with the winning entry, ‘Sunrise over Murray Street,’ by Chris Doo. The photograph showcases a vibrant, orange sunrise and the atmospheric beauty of Chapelton’s Murray Street.

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‘Sunrise over Murray Street’ by Chris Doo

December

Our final winning entry goes to Debbie McHardy for her December entry ‘Chapelton Trail’. This captivating photograph captures the essence of the Chapelton Trail, bringing a splendid close to the year and securing a well-deserved place in the 2024 calendar.

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‘Chapelton Trail’ by Debbie McHardy

Get your copy of the 2024 Chapelton calendar

We are thankful to everyone who participated in Chapelton’s photo contest throughout 2023 – it was difficult to choose just one winner for each month! 

A huge congratulations to all the brilliant winners. Your talent has not only earned you recognition but has also contributed to the creation of our stunning 2024 calendar.

The 2024 Chapelton calendar is now available for purchase at Brae, Fits the Scoop and Red Rocks!