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Mackie Pool to be Transformed into a Plaza

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2021

COMMUNITY councillors enjoyed a stroll along the corridors of Mackie Academy into new sports facilites – courtesy of a virtual reality presentation by Live Life Aberdeenshire, LLA. A team of officers from LLA visited Tuesday’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. They described their plans to upcycle Mackie’s swimming pool into a multi-purpose space […]

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Who is Stonehaven’s Lockdown Community Champion?

By Jane Cruickshank / March 10, 2021

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council recently appealed for nominations for an award recognising our champions and volunteers – but so far have received none. And at last night’s meeting, Alistair Lawrie expressed his surprise at the lack of response. He said: ”I’ve had no response for the Community Award. ”Given the circumstances, we must be […]

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Significant Investment Planned for Stonehaven Sports and Leisure

By Jane Cruickshank / March 10, 2021

AT last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, Live Life Aberdeenshire, LLA, announced their intention to improve Stonehaven’s sport and leisure facilities. Members heard from service manager Tim Stephen who said Aberdeenshire Council were, ”looking to invest a significant capital sum into improving or replacing facilities,” in Stonehaven. And as funding will come […]

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Marching for Haven’s Food Larder

By Jane Cruickshank / March 6, 2021

A STONEHAVEN woman has set herself the goal of walking/running 250 miles this month to raise funds for The Stonehaven Community Food Larder. Nicole Taylor has experienced a challenging lockdown. She has had a difficult time with her mental health – even losing her hair in the process. But now she wants to turn things […]

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Pool and Pothole Update for Community Council

By Jane Cruickshank / March 6, 2021

REPRESENTATIVES of the sports and leisure wing of the council will address members of Stonehaven and District Community Council when they meet on Tuesday evening. The visit by officers of Live Life Aberdeenshire was proposed by Cllr Dennis Robertson at the last meeting of SDCC – when community councillors expressed anger at the planned closure […]

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Councillors Back Harbour Improvement Plan

By Jane Cruickshank / March 3, 2021

THE Southern Harbours Improvement Plan, SHIP, proposed by consultants was approved yesterday by the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. The suggested projects contained within the plan would see almost £2 million of investment in the harbours of Stonehaven, Johnshaven and Gourdon – if funding can be found. Councillors heard from principal harbours officer Corrie McCall, […]

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Wish List For Stonehaven Harbour

By Jane Cruickshank / February 27, 2021

AN IMPROVEMENT plan put together by consultants describes almost £2 million of investment for the harbours of Stonehaven, Johnshaven and Gourdon – but Aberdeenshire Council will have to seek funding before they can turn a vision into reality. The bulk of the spending is targetted at Stonehaven, where eight projects over the next five years […]

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House of Lords Appointment

By Jane Cruickshank / February 24, 2021

One of the UK’s leading forensic anthropologists, who has made her home in Stonehaven, has been made a non-party-political peer by the House of Lords Appointments Commission. See the link below for the full story Press release from Lancaster University –

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Inspiring Aberdeenshire is back

By Jane Cruickshank / February 23, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – with photographs by Bill Emslie We all need a reason to get ourselves out of the house to hopefully see something interesting and meet the people in our community. What inspires you? Nominations today opened for Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2021. The awards which are in their ninth year are there […]

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New Slabs for Sun Bathing Area at Pool

By Jane Cruickshank / February 18, 2021

THE latest project proposed at the Open Air Pool is new slabbing for what used to be called the sun bathing area. A planning application has been submitted for listed building consent for the installation of a replacment paved terrace area – at what is described in the covering letter as the north terrace of […]

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