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Broadcast first for local writers

By bellmannews / February 10, 2021

WRITERS from Stonehaven and the Mearns are now featured on Spotify thanks to a team of media students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) who have helped them produce podcasts. The students from the School of Creative and Cultural Business approached members of Mearns Writers with a proposal to develop the group’s online profile, as a project […]

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Community Garden at Market Square Proves Contentious

By bellmannews / February 10, 2021

PROPOSALS for a community garden at Stonehaven’s Market Square were approved by councillors yesterday – but only by the slimmest of margins. Stonehaven Business Association were seeking full planning permission for a project that has secured £10,000 from the Aberdeenshire Council Phoenix Fund and £48,700 from the Scottish Government Town Centres Fund. Planners recommended the […]

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Help a Bear Club Fly

By bellmannews / February 9, 2021

A STONEHAVEN man is almost half-way towards his dream of publishing a children’s book thanks to local support on a crowd-funding platform. Ross Alexander Fraser has faced many battles in life – as a youngster he struggled with dyslexia and with autism, diagnosed only last year, he ‘always felt out of place’. Then in 2007 […]

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Dance Moves for Community Council

By bellmannews / February 5, 2021

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council have posted the agenda for their forthcoming meeting on Tuesday evening. And joining them via Skype will be representatives of Stonehaven’s dance group Rhythm Nation Dance and Fitness. The group recently applied for planning permission for a change of use of a commercial unit at Spurryhillock to turn it into […]

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KDP – Do You Know What They Do?

By bellmannews / February 5, 2021

KDP – Who we are and what we do….Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) is an independent, not-for-profit voluntary organisation.  Its objectives are to promote, encourage and enable sustainable community development and economic growth in the area known as Kincardine & Mearns (K & M). We are a people and community driven partnership, working at grass roots level […]

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Volunteers sought for 12-month pilot study into travel behaviour change

By bellmannews / February 4, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Aberdeenshire Council is seeking volunteers to participate in a 12-month pilot study into travel behaviour change. The council is looking for six households from across Aberdeenshire – in either towns, villages or rural locations – who would be willing to replace some or all private car journeys with more […]

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Increase in dog fouling prompts appeal from council

By bellmannews / February 4, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Aberdeenshire Council has received an increasing number of complaints about dog fouling across the region during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Thankfully the vast majority of dog walkers continue to be very responsible and pick up after their pets, but there are some who are refusing to ‘bag-it […]

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Do You Know Anything About the Concrete on the Beach?

By bellmannews / February 2, 2021

Dear Bellman Does anyone know what the concrete structures on Stonehaven beach used to be? Sometimes they are buried but just now they are visible – see photos. Our theory is that they are the remains of two of the bridges that used to cross the Cowie River when it used to run parallel with the shore to join the Carron before flowing into the sea. BUT – are we right? […]

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Dae Ye Ken? Tips on the Final Job Hurdle – the Interview

By bellmannews / January 28, 2021

For today’s advice from Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team, click on the following link … How to prepare for a job interview This will take you to advice on preparing for a job interview, the different formats that interviews take, and dealing with tricky questions. And here’s a reminder of the previous advice topics for […]

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