Stonehaven ( Scottish Gaelic: Cala na Creige ) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with about 10,000 inhabitants ( 10,160 according to 2004 estimate ), on the north east coast of Scotland.
Stonehaven is the capital of the historical county Kincardinshire, or of today's Aberdeenshire. The city developed into the present meaning from a fishing town in the Iron Age. In the 16th century the city " Stonehyve " or was called " Stonehive ".
Stonehaven has a connection to the railway network in Scotland.
In Stonehaven were, inter alia, born:
- Robert William Thomson, inventor of vulcanized car tire and the fountain pen
- James Murdoch, journalist
- John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, the first Director General of the BBC.
- Jackie Lockhart, curler
Beach of Stonehaven