Buchan Development Partnership is an independent, community-led initiative working with communities across Buchan. Based in the village of Maud, we help groups keep their essential community facilities running and tackle some of the pressing economic, social and environmental issues they face.
We began life as the Buchan Development Initiative, based in Maud. This partnership grew arms and legs and evolved into the Buchan Development Partnership in 2000. There was a strong desire at that time to broaden the range of support we could provide to communities across Buchan. This remains one of our main objectives.
Buchan Development Partnership is a limited company and a charity.
Year End Accounts 2017 Year end accounts for Buchan Development Partnership to 31 March 2017 are now available to view. Please click on the link above.
Who’s Who People based in the Maud Area Office are:
Neil Shirran – Aden Country Park Development Officer
Alison Greig – Buchan Development Partnership, Administration
Dot Burr- Buchan Development Initiative, Aden Caravan Park administration and desk researcher
Liz Scott -Buchan Development Partnership, Development Officer
Diane Tait - Buchan Development Partnership Development Officer
Maureen Stephen – Aberdeenshire Council, Area Committee Officer- Community lead
Keith Leslie -Sports Council, Secretary
BDI BDP also operates a commercial trading arm, the Buchan Development Initiative.
In order to maintain an income stream, Buchan Development Initiative Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of BDP, leased Aden Caravan Park from Aberdeenshire Council in March 2013. The Caravan park is run as a commercial business.
The caravan park is situated on the periphery of Mintlaw about 12 miles west of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and extends to 6 acres thereabouts. It is adjacent to the popular 250 acre Aden Country Park, often referred to as “the jewel in the Buchan crown”. It has been recognized as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award and provides visitors with a relaxing venue for an enjoyable holiday experience.
For more information about Aden Caravan and Camping site