Today we took a short drive north which took as past Culsh Monument. This little tower lies on the outskirts of New Deer. You can see it from a number of the roads in the area. Alternatively you can see much of Aberdeenshire from it on a clear day, and it is well worth the short drive to do so.
The monument commemorates William Dingwall Fordyce, Aberdeenshire’s first MP and was constructed in 1877.
There is a cute notice by the door telling visitors the various places in the village from where a key can be borrowed in order to let you climb the 24m spire to admire the view from the viewing platform. Purdie’s Chemist shop holds a key, as do two other villagers mentioned.
The Community Association clearly hope that many people will take advantage of this opportunity