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Sarah Houston


It’s here! The Stonehaven Scouts Christmas Tree Sale

By Sarah Houston / November 23, 2023

Do you, like me, love a real tree at Christmas? This time of year there is nothing I love better than the woody, pine fragrance of a Christmas tree permeating my living room. For the most part, I can even overlook the mountains of pine needles that invariably gather on the carpet no matter how […]


The Wind

By Sarah Houston / October 29, 2023

By Gregor McMurtrie The latest “Mearns Voices” podcast from local writing group “Mearns Writers” is now available online, just in time for Hallowe’en. The new episode features a Doric ghost story written and performed by Alistair Lawrie. “The Wind” is a sinister tale of a young man returning to an East coast fishing town during […]


Christmas special from the Mearns Voices

By Sarah Houston / December 23, 2022

A Christmas Special, by the Mearns Voices, a Mearns Writers podcast, is now available to listen to in The Stonehaven Talking Newspaper, The Spik O The Mearns. The podcast opens with a specially written seasonal song by David Potter and comprises work by a further nine members of the Mearns Writers. The group was delighted […]


Community at the heart of local football

By Sarah Houston / December 21, 2022

Community has often been said to be at the heart of football, so, when it was proposed to the Stonehaven’s girls and ladies football teams that each person in the groups from U7s up to the ladies teams, including the coaches be asked to donate £1 and a non-perishable food item if possible each, to […]


Far and Wide on a fundraising mission

By Sarah Houston / October 2, 2022

Delicious home-bakes, service with a smile, good-reads, tombola and local crafts were all recently gathered under one roof at Fetteresso Church Hall. Organised by Stonehaven’s Far and Wide charity shop, the combined coffee morning, second-hand book sale and craft fair helped to raise much needed funds for Aberdeen Fisherman’s Mission. The Mission’s coffers have been […]