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Mackie Pool Closure

By Jane Cruickshank / January 22, 2021

AT Tuesday’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, councillors approved a package of works at Mackie Academy, including the closure of its swimming pool in favour of a multi-purpose space. The decision was made within the context of an ongoing review of the condition and suitability of the Shire’s places of learning. Mackie […]


Final Flurry of Top Up Grants from Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / January 14, 2021

FROM resurfaced tennis courts to litter pickers for schools, a range of groups and projects in Stonehaven is recommended for funding from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee Budget. Next Tuesday’s area committee meeting is the last chance for our councillors to allocate funds from their £80,000 top up pot for 2020/21. The projects seeking […]


Community Council Spotlight on Stonehaven’s Food Banks and Larder

By Jane Cruickshank / January 13, 2021

WITH an increasing number of Stonehaven residents using the services of our food banks and the Haven Larder, our community council is to write to our local authority and Scottish Government representatives to ask what is being done to alleviate food poverty. Meanwhile, the woman behind The Haven says we need to act now to […]


Plans to Restore Stonehaven’s Recreation Grounds Pavilion

By Jane Cruickshank / January 8, 2021

THE trustees of Stonehaven Recreation Grounds are applying for listed building consent for repairs and maintenance at the pavilion, which first opened in 1909. And a wealth of history of the grounds and its C-listed centrepiece is detailed in the heritage impact assessment included in the application documents. Photographs taken from the Tolbooth Museum website […]


Decision For Wind Farm Site Visit Provokes Calls To ‘Make it Soon’

By Jane Cruickshank / December 10, 2020

AT TUESDAY’S meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, councillors voted to hold a site visit before determining an application for a wind farm at moorland near Rickarton. But site visits are not permitted at the moment – so the move provoked concern amongst members of Stonehaven and District Community Council, SDCC, who are […]


‘New Feature’ Craigneil Wind Farm Proposals Considered Tomorrow

By Jane Cruickshank / December 7, 2020

AN APPLICATION for full planning permission for 11 wind turbines and associated infrastructure at the Craigneil Windfarm, Rickarton, will be considered at tomorrow’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. At a recent meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, member Jim Stephen made an impassioned plea to support the project. He said the […]


Christmas Coming to Town

By Jane Cruickshank / November 27, 2020

FOR most folks putting up the Christmas tree is a small matter of a trip to the garden centre or attic and perhaps a bit of standing on a wobbly dining chair to arrange the lights and decorations. But when it is the town’s Market Square whopper, donated by Richard Holman Baird and family, it […]


Section of Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme delayed

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – One section of a multi-million pound flood protection scheme at Stonehaven is likely to face a significant delay – potentially to late 2022 or early 2023 – as a result of revisions to the design and construction phases in one area of the scheme known as Zone 1B from […]

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