Alford museum gives new home to information centre

Alford VisitScotland Information Centre will open in its new premises within the popular Grampian Transport Museum (GTM) in time for Easter weekend.

Working in partnership with the museum, the information centre will be situated in reception and will provide a raft of services, including an accommodation booking system and information on the variety of things to see and do in the region which will inspire some of the estimated 70,000 visitors to the museum to stay longer.

VisitScotland regional director, Shona Anderson said: “Opening in time for the busy Easter period is a huge achievement for all those involved in the move. “VisitScotland Information Centres play a vital role in supporting local tourism business communities by promoting the diversity of things to do in the region.”

Mike Ward, GTM curator said: “We are delighted to be partnered with VisitScotland. We hope the agreement will allow the museum to act as a hub for visitors to Alford, whilst also being of huge value to all tourism related businesses in the surrounding area.”

Donna Bruce, area manager visitor services, said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver such a high level of service from such a well known place and in partnership with the Grampian Transport Museum.

“VisitScotland and Aberdeenshire Council continue to work together to provide long-term sustainable information provision within the area.”