Welcome to the Buchan Community Planning Group

Buchan is a vibrant area, home to both agricultural communities, fishing communities and those involved in Oil & Gas. Around 40,000 people live in the Buchan area (about 16% of Aberdeenshire’s total population). Buchan’s population is steadily increasing, particularly in those aged 65 or older. The ‘Energetica’ corridor stretches into the Buchan area and Peterhead is identified as a regeneration area.  Buchan stretches from St Combs in the North, Peterhead in the East, Cruden Bay in the South and New Deer in the West.

The Buchan Local Community Planning Group (BLCPG) brings together representatives from the Community Planning Partners to identify and address the needs and concerns of those living in the Buchan area. For more information about BLCPG, including copies of minutes and agendas and the Local Community Plan, please use the links on the left hand side.

Buchan Area Map

Buchan Partnership on Facebook


102, 2017

Places, People and Planning – Consultation

A consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System has started - Places, People and Planning.  The proposals include increased community involvement in decisions.  The closing date is 4th April 2017.  The consultation can [...]

3101, 2017

Beyond Action Learning report

  ‘Beyond Action Learning’, the latest co-produced report generated through What Works Scotland’s collaborative inquiry work with and within Aberdeenshire CPP, has just been published online – view here. Here, Fiona Soutar (NHS Grampian), Jane [...]

2501, 2017

Community Justice – Your Views

Our Community Justice Consultation is now live and we want to hear from you how we can improve community justice in your area.  This will also help us develop a new Community Justice Outcomes Improvement [...]

407, 2016

NHS Grampian Consultation on Review of Dispensing GP Practices Launched

NHS Grampian have launched their review of dispensing GP practices today (Monday 4th July 2016)  The review will focus on six dispensing GP practices - Auchenblae, Gardenstown, Portlethen, Rhynie, Skene and Udny Green and examine [...]

2705, 2016

Additional funding for Participatory Budgeting in Aberdeenshire announced by the Scottish Government

Aberdeenshire CPP has received an additional £35k in funding from the Scottish Government to support the two Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilots in Peterhead and Fraserburgh (see Press Release: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Councils-giving-more-power-to-people-2120.aspx) These additional funds will be used [...]


Community Council Forum

June 21 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Ugie Folk Festival

July 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Aden Pipe Band Competition

August 6 @ 12:15 pm - 5:15 pm