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Jane Cruickshank


Leisure Centre – You are Going to be ‘Blown Away’

By Jane Cruickshank / July 5, 2024

MEMBERS of Stonehaven and District Community Council, SDCC, enjoyed a sneaky peek at the Leisure Centre where refurbishment and extension works are almost complete – and say they are delighted at the transformation. Speaking at their meeting on Wednesday evening, chair David Lawman said: ”A few of us were fortunate enough to have a look […]


Supermarket Plans

By Jane Cruickshank / June 25, 2024

TESCO’S plans for a £10.5 million supermarket in Stonehaven have been unveiled. Ashfield Commercial Developments have lodged their planning application for the erection of a retail store, electric vehicle charging hub and Class 3 cafe/restaurant with associated car parking, servicing, landscaping and access at New Mains of Ury. The layout requires the removal of all […]


Stonehaven Shines in Honours List

By Jane Cruickshank / June 15, 2024

THE public service offered by four Stonehaven residents has been recognised today in the King’s Birthday Honours List, with each receiving the British Empire Medal. Rebecca Allen received the honour for her voluntary services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, serving as Secretary, Scottish Council, RNLI, Committee Member, Aberdeen and District Lifeboat Fundraising Branch, and […]


No Windows, No Transparency

By Jane Cruickshank / May 17, 2024

ABERDEENSHIRE Council has quietly dropped one of the improvements promised for Stonehaven Leisure Centre. Windows, designed to improve the lighting of the pool hall, were originally planned for the front and side of the building – and were part of the scope of works Stonehaven residents voted for in the participatory budgeting process back in […]


Tesco Proposals at Community Council

By Jane Cruickshank / May 13, 2024

THE developers behind a bid to build a Tesco supermarket in Stonehaven are making a presentation at tomorrow night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. Ashfield Land Limited submitted a proposal for application notice with Aberdeenshire Council just over a year ago – and held consultation sessions in Stonehaven, giving locals a chance to […]


‘It’s Just a Shed’

By Jane Cruickshank / May 4, 2024

A LOCAL smallholder was given planning permission this week for a potato store and chicken coop – despite planners’ fears the structure was more suitable for a domestic garden. At their meeting on Tuesday morning the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee considered an application (retrospective) by Mr Alan and Mrs Paula Donald. Planners had recommended […]


Shanks’ Pony in Stonehaven and Beyond

By Jane Cruickshank / April 21, 2024

PROPOSALS seeing streets in Stonehaven designated as active travel routes and redesigned for this purpose are under consultation. Nestrans (North East Scotland’s Regional Transport Partnership), Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council have developed a draft Regional Active Travel Network. This is guided by a national transport strategy putting private cars at the bottom a new […]


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 […]


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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