Craze rocking all over the town
A new rock painting craze has taken a Mearns town by storm after more than 1,000 people signed up to a dedicated Facebook group.
Stonehaven rocks – paint, hide and find encourages families to find and then rehide painted stones around the area’s seafront, woods, and streets.
Kirkcaldy resident Linda Sutherland, who grew up in Stonehaven, created the group, as well as another similar one in Fife.
The Fife group currently has 1,400 members, while the Stonehaven group has recruited 1,084 eager fans who are scouring nooks and crannies in the hunt for the rocks.
Linda said: “This is a group for people who live in or are visiting Stonehaven to join in some free fun. Adults and children can join in.
“The idea is that you collect or buy some stones, rocks or shells. Either paint or draw on some cute designs or messages on one side.
“On the reverse side write a message such as ‘Stonehaven Rocks. Find on Facebook. Keep or re-hide me.’
“You then leave them around or hide them for others to find. If you find one, add a photo and message to the page. Then either re-hide or keep it. You can make some yourself to hide.
“Please spread the word so lots of people can join in. When you make a set of stones to hide why not post a photo on Facebook with a clue to where they will be hidden?”