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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Round UK Sailor Reaching Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / August 31, 2021

A SOLO yachtsman who is circumnavigating the UK to raise money for charity should shortly be berthing in Stonehaven. Retired, Richard Kerswell is making a solo trip around Britain in his McGregor 26 yacht Pegasus to raise funds for two charities: Give the World a Shot (80%) provides Covid Vaccines for third world countries; and […]

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Ury Estate Blue Lodge Housing Application

By Jane Cruickshank / August 23, 2021

STONEHAVEN’S Ury Estate continues to take shape, with the developer lodging an application for full planning permission for 15 houses and associated roads at the Blue Lodge. Planning permissions dating back to 2012 exists for 51 houses at this site, where a show home has been constructed. This application is an amendment to the earlier […]

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