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St Peter's Heritage Centre

Occupying the former St. Peter's Parish Church in the south of the village of Peterculter overlooking the River Dee in the W of Aberdeen City, St. Peter's Heritage Centre contains a variety of exhibits relating to the social, agricultural and cultural history of the local area. Opened in 1999, the Centre includes information relating to the local school, the Culter Paper Mills and the Deeside Railway. There is a replica of the village shop and a but-and-ben, which illustrates domestic life in the past. Visitors can also see the imposing Rob Roy Statue, which once stood above the Culter Burn until it was replaced n 1991. In addition, the centre provides a home to a large collection of photographs and documents relating to the Peterculter area.

The former church was built using grey granite in 1779, surrounded by a sizeable graveyard, on a site which has been in ecclesiastical use since the 12th C. In 1895, the building was extended to form a T-plan structure with the addition of a incongruous North Aisle in contrasting red granite. Worship came to an end in 1999 following a merger with Kelman Memorial Church and it was decided to use that building for future services. The centre is run by St. Peter's Heritage Trust.

The Deeside Way passes nearby.


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