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Don’t Miss Out on Free School Meal Payments

By bellmannews / January 20, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Aberdeenshire Council continues to provide free school meal payments direct to families on low incomes who meet certain eligibility criteria. A payment of £52.50 per child will be paid direct to parents nominated bank accounts by Thursday, 21 January. The payment covers the period Monday, 11 January to Sunday, 31 […]

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Sticks on Standby

By bellmannews / January 18, 2021

by Peter Shankley If you have any photographs taken in and around Stonehaven we could showcase in our readers’ gallery, then please email the image to: news@thebellman.co.uk

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Local golf – reluctant resurrection

By Alex Russon / January 18, 2021

Back in 1991, my football team (Aston Villa) poached the then manager of Sheffield Wednesday, Ron Atkinson. It was just before the start of a new season and to suggest this event caused enmity between the two clubs would be an understatement. A couple of weeks later, when the fixtures came out for the new […]

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Righteousness within grasp

By Alex Russon / January 18, 2021

Greetings from Stonehaven’s community of churches. We hope this missive finds you well in these turbulent times, please be assured of our continued prayer for yourselves and the town as we journey through these days together.  At Stonehaven Baptist Church this week we discussed parts of a letter Paul wrote to the church of Philippi in which the question was posed, ‘how can we stand righteous before […]

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Dae Ye Ken? Advice From the CAB During Week Two

By bellmannews / January 17, 2021

The covid pandemic has brought our communities numerous challenges, not least of which have been the financial impacts that have caused many individuals and families significant concerns.  Navigating the huge amount of information ‘out there’ in respect of finance, benefits, entitlements, where to find assistance and more can be difficult but this week Kincardine & […]

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Victims of the Second Wave

By bellmannews / January 15, 2021

Dear Bellman, Pandemic? Which Pandemic? My 34 year old grandmother died in November 1918. At her funeral my 36 year old grandfather fell ill and was dead a few days later. Both of them killed by the flu pandemic. Their daughter, my mother, not yet two years old, obviously survived and was cared for by […]

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Mearns FM profile – Doug Paton

By Alex Russon / January 14, 2021

There aren’t many towns boasting radio stations, Stonehaven being somewhat unique in that regard, so here at the Bellman we’ve been profiling some of the presenters at our community station, Mearns FM. Today it’s the turn of stalwart, Doug Paton. “I joined Mearns FM many moons ago when we were broadcasting from Stonehaven Town Hall. […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club – winter league update

By Alex Russon / January 11, 2021

The world of golf was shaken this weekend by news that the Douglas/Russon partnership has pulled out of the Stonehaven Golf Club winter league, a bombshell few could have predicted. After a shaky start to the campaign, results had been improving, yet, in a terse statement from Douglas’s agent, the duo’s seemingly harmonious relationship has […]

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