October 30, 2015
A cake with a ribbon was cut to mark the opening of Chapelton’s first square and was witnessed by many of the construction team who have worked so hard to meet the deadlines.
Hume Square sits at the centre of the development at Chapelton and will act as the community hub, with a number of businesses already taking space including Chapelton Dental Care and the already popular Teacake.
One of the first businesses to open is the Chapelton Nursery School, which provided volunteers for this morning’s opening.
Speaking of the opening, the Provost of Aberdeenshire said: “This development has been many years in the making and it is great to see people living and working here now.
“The square will be at the heart of Chapelton and businesses have been keen to be part of this exciting new town. It is also fitting that the Nursery is one of the first businesses to open as young people will shape the future of this town and ensure it becomes a thriving new sustainable community.”
The Duke of Fife, Director of Elsick Development Company, added: “We are extremely pleased to see Hume Square at Chapelton open to the public after a tremendous push by all involved. The Square will help to create a sustainable, modern community and will be a great asset to those living in and near the town.
“With over 44 homes now occupied in Chapelton and 20 more expected to be occupied by the end of the year, we are quickly seeing a strong community develop. We are now identifying a number of additional commercial opportunities to support this new community and look forward to seeing those open in the future.”
In the picture from left to right are Councillor Carl Nelson, Provost Hamish Vernal, the Duke and Duchess of Fife, Anita Collin, Brian Summers, Maureen Vernal and Councillor Alison Evison.