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 sitting on the counter. She was the bookstall salesperson


A detail from an aerial photo showing the bookstall, bothy and air raid shelter on the platform.


Isobel with a friend. You can see the footbridge behind the stall.