Turnpike final paint 1

A HISTORIC 19th century turnpike stone is back to looking its best after being re-installed near its original location.

WECC had campaigned for the stone to be on public display, and the work was carried out thanks to Bert McIntosh of McIntosh Plant Hire, having been agreed with Aberdeen City Council.

Raymond Swaffield of WECC said: “The WECC has had the historic 19th century Turnpike way marker Stone reinstalled near its original location at the junction of the A944 and the B9119 after three years in storage.

“It  has now been cleaned and given a coat of paint to restore it to its original condition and take its place as part of our local heritage.”

Turnpike final paint 2

On one side is carved Echt and Midmar, and on the other Skene, Echt House, Alford and Strathdon.