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Welcome to Community Planning in Garioch

Garioch lies at the heart of rural Aberdeenshire, and is home to nearly 54,000 people (about 20% of Aberdeenshire’s population). Garioch’s population has risen steadily over the past 10 years and the area has good rail and road connections, with upgrades to these networks already in progress.  The area borders Marr, Formartine and Kincardine & Mearns and stretches from Insch in the west, to Newmachar in the east and Westhill in the south.  The main towns in Garioch are; Inverurie, Westhill, Kintore and Newmachar.

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

Garioch Area Map


3103, 2017

People across Garioch to decide which projects should get funding

Groups and agencies who have a project which will help reduce social isolation or promote inclusion in Garioch are being invited to apply for a share of £25k. This is part of an innovative new [...]

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 [...]

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Inspiring Insch Conversation Cafe

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Inspiring Insch Conversation Cafe

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