On the platform here was the bookstall which served as

the newsagent for the folk in Maud village.

Over the years, many paperboys earned their

pocket money by being up early to collect the papers

from the bookstall after the first train

had arrived from Aberdeen.

The bothy was the tea room and shelter for the railway staff with a cosy fire.


Isobel Mackenzie was the bookstall salesperson

A detail from an aerial photo showing

the bookstall, bothy and air raid shelter on the platform.

You can see the footbridge behind the stall.