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Stonehaven Community Council Holding A Hybrid Meeting

By Jane Cruickshank / October 11, 2021

TOMORROW evening’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council will be the first ’round the table’ gathering since the pandemic. But to assist those who would rather dial in via their phones or laptops, the meeting, which will take place at the former courthouse, will also be hosted on Teams – the link is below. […]


Strong Readership Numbers For September

By Jane Cruickshank / October 4, 2021

FOR those of you who may be interested in the readership of The Bellman, here’s a screenshot of our statistics for September. Our readership has always been content-driven ie, if there’s a story that get’s folks excited/interested/furious, then the numbers soar. So which story piqued Stonehaven’s interest on September 20? It was the story written […]


Silver Gilt Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / September 23, 2021

AT their awards ceremony this afternoon, Beautiful Scotland awarded Stonehaven a Silver Gilt certificate for our entry in the Coastal Town category. And a special discretionary award was made to the recently renovated Burns Memorial Garden – which will now need a plaque celebrating it as the Beautiful Scotland winner 2021 of the Haddington 700 […]


Should Both Dunnottar Primary and Carronhill School Move to Mackie?

By Jane Cruickshank / September 20, 2021

THAT is the question determining the future of Stonehaven’s schools our councillors will be asked to consider when the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meets tomorrow – and they have two options: both schools could relocate or only Dunnottar Primary. When Aberdeenshire Council announced its new budget in March this year, it made a commitment […]


Stonehaven Man Made Tour of Britain Possible

By Jane Cruickshank / September 11, 2021

WHEN the Tour of Britain peloton takes to the road in Stonehaven tomorrow, the riders will pass the birthplace of a man who made their sport possible. Robert William Thomson was born at 8 Market Square on June 29, 1822. On December 10, 1845 he applied to patent the pneumatic tyre – Patent No 10990 […]


Hoping to Make an Impact at Former Keystore

By Jane Cruickshank / September 9, 2021

PLANS have been submitted to the local authority for the transformation of the former Keystore in Stonehaven to a fitness studio. Impact Fitness are seeking change of use permission from Class 1 (Shop) to Class 11 (Assembly and Leisure – Gymnasium) at 46 – 48 Allardice Street. The premises have been vacant since the closure […]


All You Need to Know Before Sunday’s Race

By Jane Cruickshank / September 8, 2021

The final stage of the Tour of Britain is coming to Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City on Sunday. Some of the worlds best riders will take on the climbs and sprints when the race leaves Stonehaven at 10.30am for a much-anticipated ascent of the famed Cairn o’Mount climb in the opening kilometres. You can see the […]


Stonehaven Film Maker’s Doric Noir

By Jane Cruickshank / September 8, 2021

STONEHAVEN film maker, Nat Rowbotham, has an atmospheric film featuring in this year’s Doric Film Festival. The result of a collaboration with local writer Alistair Lawrie, Homecoming was based on a poem written a few years ago in response to one of Alex Salmond’s Homecoming celebrations. The poem is edgy and darkly satirical – speculating […]


A Nicht of Doric Online

By Jane Cruickshank / August 31, 2021

The complete Arts Centre performance of plays/monologues by Mearns Writers performed at Aberdeen’s Arts Centre  on Saturday night is now available on line.

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