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Invercarron Resource Centre for Older People Facing Review?

By bellmannews / June 13, 2021

IT’S staff have all been moved to Viewmount and its doors remain firmly locked – and our community councillors are resolved to fight any proposed closure of a centre that opened in 1995 to give our older residents a social hub. In 1999, the first ‘Invercarron News and Views’ newsletter proudly described the Resource Centre […]


Vaccination Clinic Moving to Town Hall on Monday

By bellmannews / June 12, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership – As you know the Kincardine & Mearns Vaccination Clinic has been located at the Stonehaven Leisure Centre since January of this year. With the support of Live Life Aberdeenshire this clinic has been running like clockwork in a great location, however due to work which is currently […]


Plans Pulled for Carron Bank Development

By Jane Cruickshank / June 10, 2021

AT Tuesday night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Council, members heard that proposals for a new home and community / leisure amenities at Riverside Drive had been put on hold. David Morrison had been seeking planning permission in principle for his proposals. It is understood he has withdrawn his application in order to make an […]


Suggest, Consider then Vote on a Big Leisure Spend for Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / June 9, 2021

A PUBLIC vote this September will decide how Live Life Aberdeenshire, LLA, should invest £1.8 million in sports and leisure facilities for Stonehaven. The voting options will emerge from an idea-generating consultation process known as participatory budgeting. At last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, LLA team leader Claire Thomson said she was […]


Motorhome and Windfarm Updates for Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / June 8, 2021

AT this morning’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, councillors were presented with a report updating them on various matters by area manager Bruce Stewart. The paper appears to be a new feature for the Area Committee in an effort to keep members aware of the progress of matters which have been deferred. […]


Future of Sports and Leisure Back on Community Council Agenda

By Jane Cruickshank / June 7, 2021

A PRESENTATION at tomorrow’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council should shed light on the future of sport and leisure facilities in the town – and if this story looks like deja vue, it’s because The Bellman flagged the same agenda item for last month’s meeting but, on the night, Live Life Aberdeenshire officers […]



By Jennifer Macdonald / June 7, 2021

What started as a daft thought some months ago as one of the members of Stonehaven Rotary Club walked along the new boardwalk has resulted in the Club commissioning Stonehaven’s own Banksy to design and construct a bespoke stainless-steel bench and table for the Town’s new boardwalk where it has now been installed. The “unveiling” […]


Live Life Aberdeenshire launches new app for customers

By bellmannews / June 7, 2021

From Live Life Aberdeenshire – Live Life Aberdeenshire, the sports and cultural service of Aberdeenshire Council, has launched a new app which makes it easier to book and pay for activities in its venues.   Customers can view timetables, book and pay for their session in just a few clicks. The app is now available […]


Stonehaven Golf Club weekly round up

By Alex Russon / June 7, 2021

SOME 128 competitors enjoyed beautiful conditions at this weekend’s Innes Medal, the sun streaming and breeze barely murmuring. We’re fortunate to be members at Stoney, the views are perpetually magnificent but particularly on scorching blue skied days like this. While the conditions were benign, you still need to get your bat on ball if you’re […]


Planned Speed Restriction on Slug Road

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2021

A 30mph speed restriction on a stretch of the A957 outside Stonehaven, from the A90 flyover to the Ury Estate Blue Lodge, is to be introduced this month. The reduced limit will enable FM Construction Ltd to carry out roadworks relating to a new road layout, including a roundabout. The restrictions are to be in […]

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