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Tolbooth Asset Request Backed by Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / March 26, 2024

THE volunteers who took over the running of the Tolbooth Museum when the Council were going to close it in 2011 have today won the approval of local councillors for their Community Asset Transfer request for the historic building. The familiar harbour-front landmark first served as a storehouse when it was built in the late […]

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Tolbooth Asset Transfer Compromise Before Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / March 25, 2024

A PARTIAL acceptance of the Community Asset Transfer request by the Tolbooth Association has been proposed by officers of Aberdeenshire Council – and will be considered by the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when it meets tomorrow. Last year, the volunteers who run the ground-floor museum made a bid to take over ownership of the […]

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New Windows Wanted For Best View of Bay

By Jane Cruickshank / March 18, 2024

AN application for planning and listed building consent for replacement windows at Clashfarquhar House is one of the items in the latest set of plans validated in the last week. The window condition survey prepared by Deborah Anderson Architect includes a brief but charming account of the history of the category C listed building, which […]

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Substation and March – Community Council Have Much to Discuss

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2024

CHAIRMAN David Lawman will no doubt have his work cut out to keep tomorrow’s Community Council meeting to a respectable two-hour time frame. High on the agenda is a report on last week’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee where Stonehaven and District Community Council spoke against the planned Dunnottar Martyrs Memorial March – which our […]

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Tolbooth Courtyard Tidy-up Proposed

By Jane Cruickshank / February 5, 2024

A NEGLECTED courtyard behind the Tolbooth will be spruced up and put to better use, if plans submitted with Aberdeenshire Council get the go-ahead. Stonehaven Tolbooth Association are seeking planning permission to pave an area behind Stonehaven’s oldest surviving building, which is currently a mess of weeds and old paving. They also hope to widen […]

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Stonehaven Man Monte Carlo Bound

By Jane Cruickshank / January 29, 2024

By Andrew Wallace The Monte Carlo Rally is not only the world’s oldest and best-known rally, but it has a long historic link to Scotland.  This endurance event traditionally has several starts across Europe, with the 250+ competing crews all eventually converging in the Alps for the final competitive runs over snow- and ice-covered roads […]

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Short and Sweet

By Jane Cruickshank / January 23, 2024

TODAY’S meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee must have been one of the shortest – and most positive. In a meeting lasting only an hour and 15 minutes, our Councillors approved the proposed extension to Fetteresso Cemetery, with the planning permission being subject to archaelogical investigations. They speedily agreed to awards from the […]

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Leader Archive Online

By Jane Cruickshank / January 23, 2024

THE British Newspaper Archive has announced the addition of The Mearns Leader to its huge list of publications available online to search and peruse. And the site has published an article celebrating both the arrival of The Leader to its collection – and the area’s associations with Robert Burns. With an account of the history […]

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Do You Know a Community Hero?

By Jane Cruickshank / January 22, 2024

Dear Sir I write on behalf of Stonehaven and District Community Council, Stonehaven Business Association and our local churches to intimate that we would like to request nominations for the 2024 Community Award. The award will be given to a person who is over 18 years of age and who has achieved outstanding achievement, excellence […]

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Graveyard Extension on Agenda

By Jane Cruickshank / January 22, 2024

A PROPOSED extension to the Fetteresso Cemetery is on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. The local authority is seeking full planning permission for the change of use of the land to allow the formation of vehicular access and parking, along with the extension of the existing cemetery. Officers […]

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