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Promoting the Mearns’ Artisan Experiences

By bellmannews / October 28, 2021

From Jackie Niven of Our Mearns Tourism Association – With the long days of summer coming to a close and winter fast approaching, we begin to see fewer numbers of visitors from further abroad. However, consumer trends in the tourism industry suggest that more and more holiday-makers are looking for mini-breaks close to home and […]

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Indoor Bowling League

By bellmannews / October 27, 2021

From Ian Howie – A big win for Drumlithie puts them top on shot difference after week #1 of the Indoor Mearns League. There were wins for Stonehaven #1 and St. Cyrus gained 2 points also. Newtonhill and MHP shared the points.  The Portlethen v Laurencekirk fixture was sadly postponed due to the funeral of […]

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Soaring Success for Stonehaven Dancers

By bellmannews / October 25, 2021

From Allison McIntyre – Rhythm Nation Dance and Fitness recently  brought home a total of 39 trophies home to Aberdeenshire from the SOAR Scottish Street Dance Championships which was in Callander. The crews were all placed in a difficult competition along with successes in the  solos, duos and battle sections:Diva Nation 1st Illumination 5thHip Hop Hoolies 1stDestruction 3rdUrban […]

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Covid Testing This Week For Those Without Symptoms

By bellmannews / October 25, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Mobile community testing continues to be offered across Aberdeenshire for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Testing without symptoms is entirely voluntarily, but by visiting a Mobile Community Testing Centre and taking a lateral flow test, residents will be able to better protect their family, colleagues and the […]

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Ten Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund

By bellmannews / October 25, 2021

From Margo Titmuss of KDP – Funding worth a total of £12,759.83 was awarded to a range of local groups and projects in the area of benefit of the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund. Fern Community Funds, a leading independent renewable energy developer, established the Hillhead of Auquhirie Community Benefit Fund to support […]

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The Baird Family, Rickarton Estate and Stonehaven

By bellmannews / October 19, 2021

I have become aware that there is a bit of chat on social media and around Stonehaven about myself and Rickarton Estate and I hope you will allow me time to put my side of the story. By way of background, the Bairds bought the Auchmedden Estate, near Fraserburgh, in 1534 and Alexander Baird bought […]

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Stonehaven Ladies Complete Double Double in Bowls Finals

By bellmannews / October 19, 2021

From Chris Ford – Stonehaven’s super squad of Bowlers have completed a double double after retaining their Triples and Rinks Crowns won in 2019. Stonehaven were represented by:Triples: Sheila Bremner, Kim Watt and Catherine McIntosh Rinks: Lauren Roddie, Sheila Bremner, Kim Watt and Catherine McIntosh. Continuing their tradition of success in Scottish events, Stonehaven ladies […]

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Aberdeenshire Council launches new round of grant funding for coastal communities

By bellmannews / October 16, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – The second year of Aberdeenshire Council’s Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme has been launched today (Oct 15).   Grants are being targeted at community groups, third sector organisations and small businesses on Aberdeenshire’s coastline and can fund a range of activities with positive economic, social or environmental impacts.   The […]

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A Range of Bespoke Stonehaven Gifts

By bellmannews / October 14, 2021

from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland – Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s boutique shop in Stonehaven is well known for its designer bargains and vintage gems – and now the team are delighted to be offering both locals and visitors to the town the chance to buy some bespoke gifts. The Stonehaven boutique at 22 […]

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Scrievers Beir The Gree

By bellmannews / October 14, 2021

Mearns Writers Group success at Doric Call My Bluff during Across the Grain From The Mearns Writers Group – The Rowie Dunkers won the title two years ago. The competition was in abeyance last year because of lockdown and this year took place virtually on Sunday 3rd October.  Obscure and aal farrant words from the […]

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