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Aberdeenshire Council launches new round of grant funding for coastal communities

By bellmannews / October 16, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – The second year of Aberdeenshire Council’s Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme has been launched today (Oct 15).   Grants are being targeted at community groups, third sector organisations and small businesses on Aberdeenshire’s coastline and can fund a range of activities with positive economic, social or environmental impacts.   The […]

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Community collaboration results in Mackie safe space

By bellmannews / October 13, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – A special safe space set up at Mackie Academy for pupils and teachers is already proving useful. Thanks to £1,000 worth of funding from Raeburn, Christie, Clark and Wallace, Solicitors, the school converted a secluded space to become a room specifically dedicated for use as a quiet area where […]

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September Photo Competition winner

By Mearns Camera Club / October 13, 2021

Congratulations to Maggie McArdle of Stonehaven who wins a year’s membership to the Mearns Camera Club in their 50th Anniversary Digital Photo Competition with their entry “Sun setting over the hill along South Deeside” chosen for its simplicity and drama. The October competition with the subject of “DOORS” is now open! You need to be […]

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Are You Concerned About Flooding in Stonehaven?

By bellmannews / October 13, 2021

STONEHAVEN Flood Action Group has prepared a detailed response to the on-going consultation on proposed flood risk management including that for Stonehaven – see earlier reports below. The group are asking residents who support their submission to provide their details so they can add those names. From Christopher Anstock of Stonehaven Flood Action Group – […]

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Additional £3 million investment in roads maintenance and repairs programme

By bellmannews / October 13, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Councillors have agreed an additional £3 million spend on roads maintenance across Aberdeenshire. It follows an earlier £2.5 million cash injection agreed during the Budget discussions in March of this year to address delays in repairs as a direct result of the Covid pandemic. During discussion of the General […]

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Rugby Club Trying for Land at Forest Park

By bellmannews / October 11, 2021

NOTICES have been posted at Forest Park to advise residents of a proposed asset transfer of the land to Stonehaven’s Mackie Academy Former Pupil’s Rugby Club. The FPs have been seeking land for new pitches for some time – with the situation having become more critical after losing one of their pitches at Redcloak. With […]

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Committee informed of plans to upgrade Stonehaven primary school estate

By bellmannews / October 11, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee were updated on the progress of a multi-million-pound upgrade of the primary school estate in Stonehaven. In March, Aberdeenshire councillors approved plans for a new primary school to replace Dunnottar Primary School. The proposal has been included in Aberdeenshire Council’s […]

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Tips to Prevent Breakins in September Crime Update

By bellmannews / October 11, 2021

From Police Scotland – This report covers the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 September 2021. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your are and provide crime prevention advice and guidance.  Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns. […]

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Proposals for new Visitor Centre at Dunnottar Castle

By bellmannews / October 7, 2021

From Liberty1 – George Pearson, owner of Dunnottar Castle has submitted a Proposal of Application (PoAN) to Aberdeenshire Council for a new £3.5million visitor centre at Dunnottar Castle. The exciting proposals would importantly address a longstanding issue for the Castle, being the only attraction of its size in Scotland without a dedicated facility for the […]

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Town Centre Community Garden Complete!

By Dawn Black / October 7, 2021

It’s been a long time coming, but the Market Square Community Garden barriers have come down and the garden is open for everyone to enjoy. It has been wonderful to see people enjoying the seats and surroundings in good weather and bad since the garden opened up. Watch the video to see the transformation of […]

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