Maud musuem set to open

It's all aboard at Maud Railway Museum for the start of its open weekends
It's all aboard at Maud Railway Museum for the start of its open weekends

Maud Railway Museum will host its mid-season Open Weekend on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July from 10.30am to 4pm both days.

The museum is situated in the old Railway station in the centre of the village and a large number of items and photographs relating to the railways of North-east Scotland are on show.

This year saw the 50th anniversary of the last passenger trains in Buchan and to mark the event volunteers, along with some members of the Keith and Dufftown Railway Association, have relaid a short section of track at the station in the hope of eventually being able to display restored items of rolling stock on it including a prison carriage from the Peterhead Harbour of Refuge Railway.

Volunteers have also renovated a World War 2 air raid shelter on the platform which is open for inspection and are looking for any artefacts and pictures relating to the station and surrounding area during that period.

The museum will also be one of the locations for the “Walking the Line” book launch by Fraserburgh author Janet McLeman.

Her recently published book details the history of places of interest which can be accessed from the Formartine and Buchan Way.