Chairman: Douglas Cusine
Retired Sheriff , formerly in Aberdeen and Peterhead. Prior to that, Professor and Head of the Department of Conveyancing & Professional Practice of Law, University of Aberdeen. Former member of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland.
Vice Chairman: Dr Keith Stewart
Keith, a native of Huntly Aberdeenshire, works at Aberdeen University where he researches into kidney disease and lectures in Immunology.
Living in B-listed buildings for most of his life, has given him a strong interest in the preservation and enhancement of old buildings.
Keith's main role in the Society is to advise and comment on planning applications that may have an adverse impact on built heritage. Stonehaven's rich built heritage makes a very important contribution to our environment and helps define the Sense of Place of our historic town; this, unfortunately, can all too readily be compromised through unsympathetic development.
Hon. Secretary: Gordon Ritchie
50 Allardice Street,
Telephone: 01569 762971
Gordon J.N. Ritchie was the founder of the Society in 1987 and has been Honorary Secretary since then. He has a keen interest in local history and is Editor of several publications, including Stonehaven of Old, Vols I and II, books of old photographs of the town and Picturesque Stonehaven, a reprint of 1899 guide to the town.
He is a Solicitor and Estate Agent in Stonehaven and also involved in other organizations in the town including Stonehaven and District Motor Club and Stonehaven Rotary Club. He is Clerk to Mrs Carl Kinghorn, Her Majesty the Queen's Lord Lieutenant for Kincardineshire and also acts as Clerk to Jubilee House, a holiday home in Stonehaven.
Hon. Treasurer: Bob Grant,a retired banker
Committee: John Christie was born and bred in Stonehaven, he attended Fetteresso School and then the old Mackie Academy, he is the third generation to run the family painting and decorating firm in Stonehaven and has a keen interest in old photos of the town and what Stonehaven used to be like.
Dr Graham McIntosh
A native of Stonehaven and retired GP