The STP's land train is up and running. Toot toots have been heard around Stonehaven!!

The Mearns Leader has reported (on its Facebook page) that the Land Train made its very first departure at 11am today, and will run until September. There have been all sorts of issues for the STP to face - not least being errors with the paperwork when the vehicle was imported - but that is all history now.

"It's great, what a relief, I'm so please it is up and running and that Stonehaven can benefit from the efforts..." said Stonehaven Town Partnership chairman Doug Samways.  "We hope to encourage more people who visit the castle to head into the town and help promote local business."

Having had £100k of Coastal Communities Fund (lottery) money, we suggest that STP needs to make sure that the train doesn't run away will those funds, and more.