About the author

Alex Russon

hapless journeyman ambling without purpose through the decades, a real catch :)

Share

Mearns FM – profile

By Alex Russon / December 18, 2020

In coming weeks we’ll get to know some of the presenters from our local community radio station, Mearns FM. The station prides itself on keeping listeners abreast of local news and offers a wealth of different musical genres too. Perhaps we can find a good fit for your musical tastes. We begin by finding out […]

Share

Stonehaven Golf Club – weather wins this weekend

By Alex Russon / December 13, 2020

Poor weather put paid to any notion of golf at Stonehaven Golf Club this weekend, the course closed due to flooding. Hardy members play in most conditions but the closure was unavoidable, enjoyable golf not being conducive to teeing off ankle deep in water or attempting to putt through veritable ponds. It’s a shame, I’d […]

Share

Stonehaven Baptist Church

By Alex Russon / December 13, 2020

To the millions of Christians across the globe, the Christmas message is that joy has dawned on the world in the shape of God’s own son, Jesus Christ, and as gifts go, there can be no better. Jesus personifies God, he is God in human form, and our belief in his coming all those years […]

Share

Mearns FM

By Alex Russon / December 12, 2020

Mearns FM is a community radio station, based in Stonehaven, tracing its roots back many years when it started life as Stonehaven Community Radio. The station’s longevity is a tribute to the commitment offered by the host of volunteers who believe strongly in localised media, a stance obviously shared by The Bellman, and both are […]

Share

Stoney 1-0 Covid (part 2)

By Alex Russon / December 9, 2020

For those with young children, the lockdown presented a number of challenges (understatement of the year). With the schools closed from March, the lockdown trundled into the annual school summer holidays and it would be five months before they’d open again. Life without daily routine soon began to take its toll on children and adults alike, (another understatement).  The education system hadn’t stopped, teachers were still hard at […]

Share

Help is at hand…

By Alex Russon / December 8, 2020

The damage caused by the affliction of alcohol and drug dependency is a tragedy the world over and, just like the Covid pandemic, it’s a condition which doesn’t respect class or culture. You can be dependent on alcohol or drugs at virtually any age whether you’re unemployed, employed, retired, rich, poor or anything in between. It’s a blight on society across the globe and the region of […]

Share

Winter League Golf At SGC

By Alex Russon / December 7, 2020

Back in the eighties, when I last played the game of golf with a degree of capability, I’d often be found out on the course with one of the two Douglas brothers; Jack or Keith. Sadly, I then discovered alcohol (unrelated incident) which I devoted myself to for the next two decades, a sorry tale […]

Share

Stonehaven Baptist Church

By Alex Russon / December 6, 2020

The lead up to Christmas is well underway and at Stonehaven Baptist Church this week we began by sharing a message on the topic of ‘challenge’. A challenge is something we can either turn from or face up to, so we looked at how best we can embrace challenges rather than running for the hills. […]

Share

Stoney 1-0 Covid (part 1)

By Alex Russon / December 4, 2020

In the Spring of this year, when the full implications of the corona virus upon the world’s population started to hit home, the British government introduced a series of measures in an attempt to prevent the disease’s spread. Overnight, the day to day lives of citizens was turned upside down as we were instructed to remain behind […]

Share

Winter golf at SGC

By Alex Russon / December 2, 2020

Russon & Douglas’s spluttering start to the winter league doubles competition can be attributed to only one man, Keith Douglas, given he didn’t bother turning up for the first two rounds and was barely noticeable in round three. It was pleasing therefore to find him step up to the plate this week and deliver a […]

Page 15 of 16