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Beautiful Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / August 8, 2022

MEDITERRANEAN sunshine was the finishing touch today, when Beautiful Scotland judges visited the town to admire the work of volunteers from across the community who co-operated and conspired to have Stonehaven looking its very best. The route took in the train station, wildflower parkland, the Men’s Shed, Open Air Pool, Burns Garden, Market Square and […]

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The Judges are Coming

By Jane Cruickshank / August 1, 2022

AN ARMY of volunteers is gearing up for a final push to have Stonehaven looking its best when Beautiful Scotland judges visit next Monday – August 8. The entry is being led by the Horizon Group but, like last year, many of the town’s other groups are weighing in to help including the Rotary Club, […]

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Turbine Moved for Repair

By Jane Cruickshank / July 8, 2022

A MAJOR repair has forced the removal of one the floating offshore turbines from the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm. Eagle-eyed local Mike O’Hagan spotted the missing structure earlier this week and contacted The Bellman. It appears one of the Vestas turbines has suffered component failure so, along with its floating foundation has been towed to […]

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World Champion Visits Castle

By Jane Cruickshank / June 22, 2022

Of the many tourists we see around the town and at Dunnottar Castle many of them will be remarkable in their own right as Bruce Lambert recently discovered. Bruce is one of the guides showing visitors all Stonehaven’s highlights with Faulty Tours.  Recently, he took a couple from Italy around the sights and was delighted […]

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Falklands Memorial Tribute

By Jane Cruickshank / June 22, 2022

IT was a windswept War Memorial that saw a band of folk gathering to hear a lone-piper’s tribute on Saturday. Peter Hendry played three tunes in memory of all who served in the Falklands War, and of Stonehaven-born Pipe Major James Riddell, who with the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guard fought in the final, […]

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Battle for Invercarron Continues

By Jane Cruickshank / June 16, 2022

STONEHAVEN and District Commmunity Council, SDCC, is to make a participation request to Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership in relation to the use of the Invercarron Resource Centre – this is a formal process designed to empower the community in the delivery of its public services. Anger has not abated. At Tuesday evening’s meeting […]

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Tumbledown Tribute

By Jane Cruickshank / June 15, 2022

This year, at 11am on the morning of June 18, to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, pipers around the world will join together in playing a tune composed by a Stonehaven-born piper in tribute to the sacrifices of all those who served in the conflict. Pipe Major James Riddell […]

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Mackie Site for New Schools Given Approval

By Jane Cruickshank / June 14, 2022

COUNCILLORS unanimously endorsed the playing fields at Mackie Academy as the preferred site for the delivery of new school buildings for both Dunnottar Primary and Carronhill School. At their meeting today, the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee was asked to review the progress made in proposals to replace the two schools and to instruct officers […]

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Larder Asked to Justify Cash Bid

By Jane Cruickshank / June 14, 2022

COUNCILLORS have asked Stonehaven’s larder to provide information about their financial status before deciding on an application for a £1,000 cash boost. The Haven applied for the amount from the Aberdeenshire Charities Trust (ACT2) saying they would use the cash, ‘to purchase fresh and healthier food options to be accessible to visitors to the food […]

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Pitch Decision Parked for Now

By Jane Cruickshank / June 14, 2022

THE decision on Mackie Academy Rugby Football Club’s application for a community asset transfer of Forest Park has been deferred pending a site visit by councillors. Area manager Bruce Stewart introduced the matter saying: ”This is one of the most difficult community asset transfers Aberdeenshire Council has ever had to consider.” Mr Stewart noted the […]

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