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Stonehaven Radio

By bellmannews / February 18, 2019

By the Officer-in-Charge, Mr. K. W. Foster First published in Signal, November -December 1964 We are very grateful to Deputy Station Officer at Stonehaven Coastguard, Graham Mitchell, for the following article about Stonehaven Radio “GND” which closed on 30th June 2000. In its day, it was famous around the world. At the end of service, […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight – 25th February to 10th March

By StoneyLisa / February 18, 2019

From Monday the 25th of February to Sunday 10th of March 2019 Fairtrade Fortnight is taking place. Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign which happens once every year, organised and funded by the Fairtrade Foundation to increase awareness of Fairtrade products. It makes use of volunteers who support the goals of Fairtrade but who […]

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Fashion film crew at harbour

By bellmannews / February 18, 2019

By John Cruickshank This morning students from Robert Gordon’s University were in town filming a promotional video for ‘The Croft House’.Choosing a sunny but cold day, on the Shorehead slipway, the young movie makers were filming for a Peterhead online e-commerce shop that specialises in the manufacture of its own brand of knitwear.      

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Plastic free Stonehaven?

By bellmannews / February 15, 2019

Campaign by Surfers Against Sewage SINCE 80% of all the plastic that ends up in our seas was initially disposed of on dry land, a local band of eco-warriors is campaigning to remove the problem at source – here in Stonehaven. Surfers Against Sewage held a beach clean up last December that saw over 160 […]

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The road ahead for Stonehaven

By bellmannews / February 11, 2019

YOU may want to buy a new home in the next few years, but where could it be? That is what the next Local Development Plan (LDP) for Aberdeenshire will decide. At their meeting on Tuesday night, Stonehaven Community Council will discuss what is called the Main Issues Report – the proposed significant changes to […]

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A tale of those double doors

By bellmannews / January 31, 2019

by John Cruickshank   Though today we are proud to have a lifeboat station,  in 1934 the RNLI closed the lifeboat shed, much to the dismay and misgiving of the local inhabitants at the time. An unknown author wrote an article in December 1934. It was published in the Mearns Leader and Kincardinshire Mail, and, […]

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Tidying and sweeping

By bellmannews / January 30, 2019

ON Monday, Robin Barclay was spotted out with his shovel and brush, clearing away the sand and seaweed thrown up by the previous night’s high seas. Robin also keeps an eye on the steep path leading from Castle Street to the Bervie Braes. Meanwhile, the Horizon Group outing this week took the volunteers to the […]

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Full marks

By bellmannews / January 30, 2019

Dear Bellman 10/10 to Aberdeenshire Roads Department – they have gritted the Bervie Braes foot/cycle path right up to Redcliff corner, and all the way up to the Braehead estate from Dunnottar Avenue. Thanks Guys. Martin Sim

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It’s the circular economy, stupid

By bellmannews / January 30, 2019

or – waste not want not As householders, we should see value not waste in our bins. This is one of the aims of a new waste strategy approved last week by Aberdeenshire Council, who wants to maximise its income from recycling. To make this happen, we are to have a new collection regime with […]

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