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Farmer’s Market under threat

By Dawn Black / January 12, 2021

The co-ordinator for the monthly Stonehaven Farmer’s Market is looking for someone to take over the role. Maureen Brown has been co-ordinating the market since 2005 and has expressed the need to stand down for the past two years. Despite many appeals within the Stonehaven Business Association for someone or a group to come forward […]


CLAN Lighthouse Trail coming to Stonehaven!

By Dawn Black / January 5, 2021

The Stonehaven Business Association & Tourism Group and Stunning Stonehaven are excited to have secured a CLAN Light the North Lighthouse so Stonehaven will be part of their fundraising Trail event March to May 2021 (originally scheduled for Sept/Oct 2020) in collaboration with Wild in Art (which will be along similar lines to the 2019 “Oor Willie” […]


Public consultation cancelled due to Covid Level 4 restrictions

By Dawn Black / January 4, 2021

Unfortunately the Stonehaven Business Association and the other project partners have had to cancel the planned public consultation event for the Market Square Community Garden due to happen Thursday to Saturday this week at Hy. Covid Level 4 restrictions mean that this non-essential event at Hy pop-up shop cannot happen. The plans and design statement […]


Public consultation event for the Market Square Community Garden

By Dawn Black / December 18, 2020

There will be a public consultation event about the Market Square Community Garden at Hy, 68 Allardice Street: 1pm-7pm Thur 7th Jan  10am-4pm Fri 8th Jan  10am-4pm Sat 9th Jan  Everyone who has an interest in the garden is invited to go along to find out more, view the plans and give feedback on the […]


Basic town centre amenities to re-open

By Dawn Black / December 15, 2020

Stonehaven town centre toilets at Margaret Street to temporarily reopen. Aberdeenshire Council is to temporarily reprioritise its public toilet provision in Stonehaven in response to local calls from the Stonehaven Business Association (SBA) and Stonehaven and District Community Council (SDCC). The town’s Margaret Street facility, which have been closed since March, will reopen tomorrow (Wed, […]


A History of Stoney’s Shops in new book by Donald Mitchell

By Dawn Black / December 9, 2020

From Gordon Ritchie: STONEHAVEN SHOPS 1960-2020 by Donald Mitchell A new book, published in time for Christmas, will bring back memories for generations of Stonehaven folk, telling the story of the many shops and businesses in the Town over the past 60 years. It has been written by Donald Mitchell, who is well known for […]


The Ship Inn Closed

By Dawn Black / December 7, 2020

Regretfully, the Ship Inn has had to temporarily close as a member of their serving staff has tested positive for Covid-19. The staff member in question came into work on Saturday but started experiencing loss of smell and taste that afternoon after their shift, one of the three classic Covid symptoms. The staff member immediately […]


Another Covid casualty

By Dawn Black / December 4, 2020

Scott Reid and Laura Craddock who have organised the Stoney Cares Christmas Lunch at St. James’s Church Hall for the past 5 years, have made the difficult decision to not go ahead with the Christmas lunch event this year. They say the decision has been taken with “heavy hearts’ and that 2020 “has been a […]


Market Square Phoenix Garden

By Dawn Black / November 30, 2020

You may have heard about the proposed community garden being planned by the Stonehaven Business Association and other local community groups. The planning application has been submitted so we wanted to update the local community on the whys and wherefores of the project. Stonehaven, in common with many town centres in recent years, has suffered […]


Spaces for People measures to be reduced

By Dawn Black / November 24, 2020

Aberdeenshire Council have advised that following discussions with Senior Politicians it has been decided to reduce the Spaces for People measures across Aberdeenshire including Stonehaven.  It has been agreed that the measures will remain at “pinch points” where queues form, namely: Margaret Street/Allardice Street – Greggs to Red Red Robin Evan Street – McHardy’s Evan […]

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