Local fundraising resulted in the original Newtonhill Community Hall being
built in 1986. The village of Newtonhill however, expanded rapidly over the next
ten years and this hall was no longer adequate for the growing community. In
1996, Newtonhill Village Association spearheaded a campaign for better
facilities. Fundraising by local residents, assisted by Aberdeenshire Council
and the National Lottery, enabled plans to be drawn up and building commenced in
The Centre was officially opened by Sir Robert Smith on 1st March 2003.
The Centre is not a private concern nor is it a council run facility. It is
run for the community by a body of elected persons who have a general interest
in providing these facilities. None of the committee are remunerated for their
efforts and all of their time is given voluntarily for no financial gain.