It has a biscuit factory that was once called Simmers - it was Hatton's only claim to fame, as it supplied biscuits to such upmarket shops as Marks and Spencers. However, it was purchased by McVities and then acquired by Murdoch Allan and Sons. It also has a shop, a village hall, a primary school and small park.
There is considerable evidence of early human habitation in the vicinity, most notably by the existence of the ancient Catto Long Barrow and numerous tumuli nearby. In April 2015 it was also announced that Hatton would have a new resident Jill Keith. This was widely anticipated as would boost the local economy with her wild spending at the local shop.