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Jane Cruickshank


Difficult Decision for First Area Committee Meeting

By Jane Cruickshank / June 13, 2022

THE newly-elected members of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee convene for the first time on Tuesday for a heavyweight agenda packed with performance reports and a contentious community asset transfer request. Meet your new area committee The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee comprises: The representatives from North Kincardine From left, David Aitchison, SNP; Shirley […]


Cheers to Volunteers

By Jane Cruickshank / June 10, 2022

VOLUNTEERS from Stonehaven were among those recognised this week by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action. At an event on Thursday, marking Volunteers’ Week, individuals and groups from across the Shire were given certificates in appreciation of the work they do in our community. Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, AVA, offers support and advice to the huge army of committed […]


How Stonehaven Celebrated the Coronation

By Jane Cruickshank / June 2, 2022

A BEACON at Dunnottar Castle tonight will light the way for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in Stonehaven, where many shops have displays suitably bedecked with flags and bunting, such as this feature image of Cornerstone’s display. Some 69 years ago, the Queen’s coronation was a matter of huge public excitement, with a programme of events […]


Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2022

A PROCLAMATION read in the Market Square tomorrow at 2pm will launch Stonehaven’s participation in national and international celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be a chorus of town criers around the country, all reading the specially written proclamation, announcing the lighting of beacons on mountains, village greens and cliff tops across the […]


Tribute to Heritage and Friendship

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2022

THE latest stainless steel sculpture on the boardwalk was set in place this morning in tribute to a pair of fishermen friends retiring after over fifty years at sea together. The Harvester set sail from Stonehaven harbour this morning, with owner Ian Balgowen at its helm. It is likely the last time the vessel registered […]


Litter in the Spotlight

By Jane Cruickshank / May 30, 2022

BOTH a Stonehaven councillor and the Horizon Group are gathering information about the litter found around the town and on our beach. In just one fortnight this month, Cllr Sarah Dickinson picked up over 17kg of litter while out walking her dog. With the help of a spreadsheet, she is now recording exactly how much […]


Public Call for Return of Invercarron

By Jane Cruickshank / May 25, 2022

A FORUM will be formed and a strategy formulated by our community council – such are the actions emerging from a public meeting last night, where the overriding message was ‘change the decision’. The meeting with over 100 locals in attendance was hosted by Stonehaven and District Community Council. Chairman Bill Watson described its purpose […]


Coastal Path Vision for Jubilee

By Jane Cruickshank / May 20, 2022

A coastal path leading from the sweeping bay of St Cyrus in the Mearns past clifftops and stunning natural features to the sandy beach at Cullen in Banffshire – such is the vision of the LordLieutenants of Banffshire, Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Last night, (Thursday) the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Alastair Macphie, hosted a launch event […]


Chaos and Community Council Split Over Riverside Proposals

By Jane Cruickshank / May 13, 2022

IT APPEARS Stonehaven and District Community Council will make no comment on proposals for a house and community amenities at Riverside Drive after a chaotic vote on the matter provided no clear outcome. David Morisson wants to build a bungalow on the belt of land he currently owns and maintains. This land is outside the […]


Action For Cameron Street Residents

By Jane Cruickshank / May 11, 2022

RESIDENTS of Cameron Street attended last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council looking for help with ongoing mess and disruption caused by the Carron flood protection works. Paddy Coffield introduced the matter saying residents were frustrated by the lack of communication from Aberdeenshire Council. And he said they were concerned about the height […]

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