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KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / January 10, 2024

Welcome to the first KDP Bulletin of 2024.Please remember that we, Mairi and Margo, are here to support your groups, so if you think we can help, just drop us a line. We work flexible, part-time hours so email is best, and we can always call you back. Our contact details are at the bottom […]

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A Burns Supper Invitation

By bellmannews / January 3, 2024

From David Macdonald Stonehaven’s own historic Fatherland Burns Club is holding its annual Burns Supper at the Station Hotel on Wednesday 24 January with an earlier timing than in the past, of 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start and a close to 11.00pm finish. The price has been held at £35.00 and regulars and newcomers alike […]

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Murder – Stonehaven’s Claim to Fame

By bellmannews / December 26, 2023

By Douglas Cusine Stonehaven is not usually associated with violent crime, but in the second half of the19th century there were two cases in which the accused were charged with murder. The better-known one took place at Mains of Urie in 1893, where a farm-hand, Robert Smith, shot and fatally wounded George McCondach and attempted […]

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The Birthplace of a Local Hero

By bellmannews / December 14, 2023

After decades of neglect by our local historians, John Duncan – a once celebrated botanist – is finally emerging from the shadows into the spotlight of recognition and appreciation. He was born in Stonehaven. Douglas Cusine has tracked down Duncan’s birthplace and provided this account – COWIE COURT AND JOHN DUNCAN Many people in Stonehaven […]

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Pavement parking enforcement

By bellmannews / December 7, 2023

From:- Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeenshire Council urges motorists to take heed as pavement parking ban is introduced on Monday Motorists are being advised to take heed of new Scottish Government legislation banning parking on pavements from Monday (Dec 11).  The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, with certain […]

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Applications invited for Storm Babet support funding

By bellmannews / December 5, 2023

From Aberdeenshire Council Applications are now being invited from residents and businesses whose properties were impacted and damaged by flooding during Storm Babet. The Scottish Government launched the fund to provide financial support to help people recover from the impacts of the unprecedented flooding. Those impacted in Aberdeenshire can now claim grants of £1,500 for […]

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Meikle Carewe Community Fund

By bellmannews / December 4, 2023

By Kincardineshire Development Partnership Twenty-One Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community FundLast month, funding worth a total of £36,599.30 was awarded to a range oflocal groups and projects in the area of benefit of the Meikle Carewe WindFarm Community Fund.RES, a leading independent renewable energy company, operates the MeikleCarewe Windfarm Community Benefit Fund to […]

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KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / December 1, 2023

From KDP Team The Community Grants Programme supports local charities and community organisations across the Grampian region to develop projects which improve access to health provision, enhance healthcare experiences, and empower individuals to better manage their own health.Applications which are community based and initiatives which seek to address health inequalities are particularly welcome. The programme is also […]

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Road closures

By bellmannews / December 1, 2023

ROAD SAFETY WORK ON A92 AT GLASLAW INTERCHANGE NEAR STONEHAVEN BEGINS SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER Amey is carrying out road safety improvements on the A92 at Glaslaw Interchange near Stonehaven from Sunday 26th November to Sunday 10th December. The £130,000 project will install new safety barriers at either side of the carriageway at a section of the A92 which passes below the […]

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Christmas Tree of Life at St James Church, Stonehaven

By bellmannews / December 1, 2023

By Val Cadd Nineteen years ago a tree in the churchyard/garden of St James Episcopal Church, Arbuthnott Street, Stonehaven (across the white bridge) was dedicated as the Tree Of Life – a place where anyone can hang a bauble in memory of someone ‘they love but no longer see’. The tree is to be rededicated […]

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