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Jane Cruickshank


Coastal Path Vision for Jubilee

By Jane Cruickshank / May 20, 2022

A coastal path leading from the sweeping bay of St Cyrus in the Mearns past clifftops and stunning natural features to the sandy beach at Cullen in Banffshire – such is the vision of the LordLieutenants of Banffshire, Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Last night, (Thursday) the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Alastair Macphie, hosted a launch event […]


Chaos and Community Council Split Over Riverside Proposals

By Jane Cruickshank / May 13, 2022

IT APPEARS Stonehaven and District Community Council will make no comment on proposals for a house and community amenities at Riverside Drive after a chaotic vote on the matter provided no clear outcome. David Morisson wants to build a bungalow on the belt of land he currently owns and maintains. This land is outside the […]


Action For Cameron Street Residents

By Jane Cruickshank / May 11, 2022

RESIDENTS of Cameron Street attended last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council looking for help with ongoing mess and disruption caused by the Carron flood protection works. Paddy Coffield introduced the matter saying residents were frustrated by the lack of communication from Aberdeenshire Council. And he said they were concerned about the height […]


Community Council – Contentious Planning Application on Agenda

By Jane Cruickshank / May 9, 2022

A STONEHAVEN man’s bid to build a bungalow on land outside the town’s settlement boundary is up for discussion at tomorrow evening’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. If his planning application is successful, David Morisson will transfer the land in his ownership to Stonehaven Town Partnership, with parts allocated to various community groups […]


Your New Councillors

By Jane Cruickshank / May 6, 2022

WENDY Agnew (Con), Dawn Black (SNP), Sarah Dickinson (Lib Dem) and Alan Turner (Con) are Stonehaven and Lower Deeside’s successful candidates in the local government elections. From an electorate of, 11,356 the number of ballot papers received was 5,645 giving a turnout of 49.7%. The quota for a candidate to be elected was 1,112 votes. […]


Tree Story Appeal

By Jane Cruickshank / April 27, 2022

STONEHAVEN’S Horizon Group are looking for locals with a special place in their heart for one of the town’s trees. Much of a community can change with time but, like the bricks and mortar of our buildings, trees can be with us for our entire lives, bearing witness to the changing seasons and the the […]


Courage on the Catwalk

By Jane Cruickshank / April 27, 2022

A STONEHAVEN woman has been selected to take part in a fashion show raising funds for the new Anchor Centre under construction at Aberdeen Royal Infirmiry. Linda Johnstone is practising her model-girl swagger for an appearance in the Courage on the Catwalk show taking place on May 7 and 8 in the Beach Ballroom. Her […]


Councillors’ Parting Shot at Pot Holes?

By Jane Cruickshank / April 24, 2022

OUR local councillors come together as the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee for the last time on Tuesday, and guess what’s on the agenda – pot holes, in the guise of, ”the proposed programmes of works for Bridges, Cycling, Walking and Road Safety, Landscape Services, Coast and Flooding and Harbours, and the available funding for […]


Fresh Bid For Riverside Proposals

By Jane Cruickshank / April 5, 2022

A STONEHAVEN man has submitted a revised planning application for a house at Riverside Drive along with associated leisure amenities – and now details how land he owns would pass into community ownership if his scheme gets the go-ahead. Together with Stonehaven Town Partnership, David Morrison is seeking permission in principle for the erection of […]


Braes Road Closed for Survey

By Jane Cruickshank / April 4, 2022

THE Bervie Braes road will be closed for a further five weeks to allow the stability of the slopes to be investigated after recent slippage. The closure, which is deemed to be in the interests of public safety, applies from Redcliff to Invercarron Cottage. An Aberdeenshire Council spokesperson said: “Further to one of our regular […]

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