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A Splendid Parade and Memorial Rededication

By bellmannews / May 21, 2023

By Sandra McLennan – Over 100 bandsmen including 72 pipers led a parade through Stonehaven to the Black Hill on Saturday (20 May) to honour the 100 year old Stonehaven War Memorial in a special rededication ceremony. The event was organised by the Stonehaven Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) and attended by the Lord Lieutenant […]


War Memorial Commemoration and Rededication

By bellmannews / May 17, 2023

The Square will be closed from 5pm on Friday 19th until approximately 5pm on Saturday 20th May, as well as road closures. Alternative parking will be available at Queen Elizabeth Park, Baird Park and Viewmount. There is no parking available around The War Memorial, although there will be disabled access.


The Memorial – A Poem

By bellmannews / November 11, 2022

STONEHAVEN’S War Memorial will once again be the setting for the town’s tribute to fallen service men and women on Sunday. The Armistice parade assembles at the Market Square at 10.15am and marches to St James’ Church. Following the service, the tribute continues at the War Memorial at approximately12.30pm with the wreath-laying ceremony. The Bellman […]


Tumbledown Tribute

By Jane Cruickshank / June 15, 2022

This year, at 11am on the morning of June 18, to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, pipers around the world will join together in playing a tune composed by a Stonehaven-born piper in tribute to the sacrifices of all those who served in the conflict. Pipe Major James Riddell […]


How Stonehaven Celebrated the Coronation

By Jane Cruickshank / June 2, 2022

A BEACON at Dunnottar Castle tonight will light the way for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in Stonehaven, where many shops have displays suitably bedecked with flags and bunting, such as this feature image of Cornerstone’s display. Some 69 years ago, the Queen’s coronation was a matter of huge public excitement, with a programme of events […]


Fireballs History

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2021

A FASCINATING history of Stonehaven’s Fireball ceremony has just been published. Put together by Martin Sim, The History of the Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony features an edited collection of local newspaper reports from 1908 to 2002. After that date, the Fireball Association were in charge and Martin was was directly involved so it then becomes a […]


A Murderous Tale Behind Latest Sculpture on Boardwalk

By bellmannews / October 31, 2021

TODAY’S grim and blustery Hallowe’en weather was perhaps appropriate for the dawn installation of the latest boardwalk sculpture – marking a brutal murder at sea. It was a small crew of four who set sail aboard the schooner Nymph when it left Montrose for London in September 1865, with a cargo of floor timber. At […]


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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