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Jane Cruickshank


New Feature Commemorates our Ploughman Poet

By Jane Cruickshank / April 15, 2021

A HORSE-DRAWN plough is a new feature for Stonehaven’s Burns Memorial Garden. The century-old farming implement was donated by Jim Bruce who hosts a large agricultural heritage collection at his farm just outside Stonehaven. The plough breaks the ground for a project being undertaken by the Horizon Group in conjunction with the Stonehaven Burns (Fatherland) […]


Rugby Club Makes Pitch for New Base

By Jane Cruickshank / April 15, 2021

MACKIE Academy Former Pupil’s Rugby Club are seeking community support for their purchase of the park off Forest Drive – so they can make it their home. With 1200 members, including 375 youngsters ranging from tots to U18s, the club is the second largest in Scotland. But it is a club that lost one of […]


Rugby Pitches and Windfarm Updates on Community Council Agenda

By Jane Cruickshank / April 12, 2021

MACKIE Academy FP Rugby Club’s application for a community asset transfer of the park land off Forest Drive is one of the items on a packed agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. The club have been on the hunt for a new playing field since losing its second pitch at […]


Masterplan Reveals Proposed New Leisure Land for Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / April 9, 2021

A STONEHAVEN man is seeking planning permission in principle for a new home at Riverside Drive along with improvements to the surrounding land. If Mr David Morrison gets the go-ahead for his project, he will build himself a new home adjacent to his current property at Riverside Drive – and offer areas within the surrounding […]


New Track Plans for Stonehaven’s Mini Grand Prix Circuit

By Jane Cruickshank / April 8, 2021

STONEAHAVEN and District Radio Car Club are seeking planning permission for the installation of a replacement off-road track and the erection of fence at their model race track at Mineralwell Park. Since 1979 Stonehaven and District Radio Car Club (SDRCC) has been bringing all the excitement of an F1 track event to the town. The […]


Dance Studio Proposal Coming Before Councillors

By Jane Cruickshank / March 22, 2021

STONEHAVEN’S Rhythm Nation Dance School’s bid for premises at Spurryhillock comes before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when it meets tomorrow. Planners have recommended councillors grant permission for the change of use application that attracted 59 letters of support along with the backing of Stonehaven and District Community Council. The unit sits within an […]


Beautiful Stonehaven Bid

By Jane Cruickshank / March 20, 2021

Stonehaven is to enter this year’s Beautiful Scotland competition – a competition aiming to help towns display not just their flowers – but also their community spirit. The entry is being spearheaded by the town’s Horizon Group. Convenor John Cruickshank said: ‘’With our new boardwalk and the community garden project that will soon get underway, […]


Paddleboarding Red Nose Day Video

By Jane Cruickshank / March 19, 2021

STONEHAVEN’S paddleboarding teacher David Jacobs made a special trip to Catterline this week – dressed as a lobster – in an effort to raise £1,000 for Comic Relief. On the way, David faced not just the wind and waves, but also the local seagulls and seals who eyed him up as a big, tasty mouthful. […]


Budget Promises New School for Dunnottar and Better Roads

By Jane Cruickshank / March 17, 2021

ABERDEENSHIRE Council’s budget for 2021 -22 agreed today promises a new build for Stonehaven’s Dunnottar Primary along with increased investment in our infrastructure. Budgets are the particular speciality of one former pupil at Dunnottar – Anneliese Dodds MP. Fond memories aside, it is unlikely the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer would challenge Aberdeenshire Councils decision […]

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