Stonehaven Business Association was formed in 1973.
The membership now stands at around 110 members representing all sectors of business in Stonehaven and environs, including retail, industrial, tourism, commercial and more.
Following a business survey of Stonehaven businesses in 2004 , the opinions obtained have resulted in Stonehaven Business Association (SBA) being involved in many groups who are working in the town including:
The Horizon Project
The Horizon Project has been improving the environment locally through floral displays, litter clean ups, the Beechgrove Garden Project and many other environmental improvements.
Stonehaven Farmers and Produce Market
Stonehaven Farmers and Produce Market held the first Saturday each month from 9am-1pm next to the Market Square. The producers offer excellent quality local produce, including meat, vegetables, jams and pickles, plants and much more.
Stonehaven Tourism Group
Stonehaven Tourism Group operates within the Business Association to promote Stonehaven and the surrounding area in Kincardine and The Mearns.
Stonehaven Town Partnership
The Business Association is represented on Stonehaven Town Partnership
Aberdeenshire Towns Partnership(ATP)
The town had been part of ATP from 2000 to 2007 ATP have provided funding to enable improvements across the town including the baywalk, the railway station, the Business Support Officer post, funding for the above groups and more. SBA were represented at all the local meetings.
Christmas Lights are provided each year by the SBA through extensive fundraising activities and membership fees
The Business Association has been responsible for bringing Contintal Markets to the town and they have proved popular with locals and visitors from surrounding areas. In 2014 Market was held on 11th & Sun 13th July, the same weekend as the 26th Folk Festival in Stonehaven. The market in 2015 was less successful, with fewer stallholders and none was arranged in 2016. Do you want further events?
Mearns Community Radio
The Business Association was involved in helping to set up the Mearns Community Radio Group who were granted a licence to broadcast from three transmitters in Stonehaven, Laurencekirk and Inverbervie. They started broadcasting in June 2009.
Benefits of membership. Join now and be part of your local business community.