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Victims of the Second Wave

By Jane Cruickshank / 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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Dae Ye Ken? Starts Today With Five Ways of Wellbeing

By bellmannews / January 11, 2021

Welcome to the ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’ initiative Partners in Kincardine and Mearns are working together to deliver this five-week program. Designed to help tackle not only some of the unique challenges which have surfaced in these challenging times, the initiative will also demonstrate how there can be health, financial and environmental benefits to many […]


River Ice

By bellmannews / January 11, 2021

By Andy Hall – Melting ice offers a rich seam of artistic photographic possibilities. The Cowie and Carron rivers present many opportunities at this time of year when the temperature often drops to below zero and ice forms around plants and stones. Ice in itself is photogenic but it is at its best when the […]


Stonehaven and the Bluebirds

By bellmannews / January 10, 2021

A History of Stonehaven’s buses by Callum Fraser – For many years I have had a strong interest in buses, dating back to when I first took notice as a young child of the predominant Alexanders blue bus fleet and the contrasting olive green buses of Aberdeen Corporation. Alexanders buses had the almost romantic appeal […]


Church Matters

By Alex Russon / January 10, 2021

Church services in current times are distant affairs, zoomed into our homes by social media links rather than experienced in person, but nevertheless, church in Stonehaven remains an integral part of our community. Times like these are a test for every community, whether that be a nuclear family, workplace, social club or church, and it’s […]

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