Huntly Square is surrounded by
fine buildings many dating back to the first half of the 18th
century and is with out doubt been the focal point for the inhabitants of
Strathbogie and the surrounding area over the centuries. Originally a market
Square by the end of the 18th century 'The Square' was to see the
livestock markets move to the edges of the town, with other forms of markets
dieing out. However the Feein’ Markets a traditional country ‘Hiring Fair’
held originally for the employment of the local farm labour was not to end
until the onset of the Second World War.
The Square has marked and still marks many local and national events such as
coronations, parades, galas, fetes and ‘Hogmany’ still an important event in
Huntly. More recently the square was to play an important role in the Gordon
2000 celebrations which, saw thousands of visitors many from all over the
world with connections to Huntly visit this vibrant little town.