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Harbour sightings

By bellmannews / January 18, 2019

From George Reid Red Shank enjoying a paddle in Stonehaven harbour today. Also sighted was a seal that’s been visiting, taking a tour of the inner harbour.

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Local crime trends to feature at area committee

By bellmannews / January 16, 2019

MEMBERS will hear a verbal update on the local trends, issues and risks provided by senior police representatives at their meeting on Tuesday January 22 , at 9.30am at Viewmount. Crime figures from April to September 2018 are compared to those from the same period in 2017. It would appear the residents of Stonehaven should […]

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Horizon Group back in action

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

With Burns night fast approaching, it was perhaps appropriate that pruning and tidying the Burns Memorial Garden was the first outing this year for the volunteers. The group meet each Tuesday morning, weather permitting, and carry out a range of tasks from litter picking, to planting – all aimed at keeping Stonehaven looking its best. […]

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Community Council’s website launch

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

All community council meetings are open to the public – and last night’s meeting at the Invercarron Resource centre saw half a dozen members of the public listening to and joining in with the discussions. Now, SDCC have a new website to help keep Stonehaven residents informed. http://www.community-council.org.uk/stonehaven/    

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Report on town’s defibrillators

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

There are now seven public access defibrillators in and around Stonehaven – heard members of Stonehaven and District Community Council at last night’s meeting in the Invercarron Resource Centre. The push for more of these life-saving pieces of equipment was helped by this year’s Nippy Dip, which saw almost 300 participate and raise £1344 for […]

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‘Bit of an insult’

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

Community councillor unhappy with railway station consultation   At last night’s meeting of Stonehaven Community Council, Ian Hunter told members he had been contacted by a firm of consultants who were looking into improvements at the railway station – and SDCC had been offered a quick phone call to make their comments. Mr Hunter said […]

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New bus service to airport

By bellmannews / January 5, 2019

Stagecoach North Scotland today confirmed two new bus services will begin operation on Monday 21st January using the AWPR improving journey times for those choosing to travel by bus.  Service 747 will be introduced on Monday 21st January offering a new link across Aberdeenshire and Angus. The new service will replace services 107 and current […]

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Latest sculpture at boardwalk

By bellmannews / December 23, 2018

The identity of the artist behind Stonehaven’s series of stainless steel sculptures is a closely guarded secret – but the mystery man of metal’s work is admired and photographed by all. The latest vessel to catch the eye is a yawl, manned by lobster and crab.

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Local solicitors sponsor fireballs

By bellmannews / December 20, 2018

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace branch partner Naomi Mearns handed over a cheque for £500 in support of the Hogmanay event to George Reid of the Fireballs committee.  (From Twitter)

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Dunnottar Castle, at Dawn

By bellmannews / December 18, 2018

This is image was taken at the very start of winter 2018. Golden hours photography relies on shooting before and after dawn and the same at sunset. I remember waking before dawn four or five am and sensing the time was right to make an attempt on the castle. I contacted Andy Hall my mentor […]

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