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‘New Feature’ Craigneil Wind Farm Proposals Considered Tomorrow

By Jane Cruickshank / December 7, 2020

AN APPLICATION for full planning permission for 11 wind turbines and associated infrastructure at the Craigneil Windfarm, Rickarton, will be considered at tomorrow’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. At a recent meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, member Jim Stephen made an impassioned plea to support the project. He said the […]

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The Ship Inn Closed

By Dawn Black / December 7, 2020

Regretfully, the Ship Inn has had to temporarily close as a member of their serving staff has tested positive for Covid-19. The staff member in question came into work on Saturday but started experiencing loss of smell and taste that afternoon after their shift, one of the three classic Covid symptoms. The staff member immediately […]

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Sea Bothy Trips to Sea and Yacht Club Win Fund Awards

By bellmannews / December 6, 2020

DINING with dolphins could be part of a new visitor attraction for Stonehaven as the Seafood Bothy makes a successful funding bid for an on-board eating and wildlife experience. And Aberdeen & Stonehaven Yacht Club can look forward to engine upgrades to their essential safety boats. Ten projects have benefitted from Aberdeenshire Council’s 2020-21 Coastal […]

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Another Covid casualty

By Dawn Black / December 4, 2020

Scott Reid and Laura Craddock who have organised the Stoney Cares Christmas Lunch at St. James’s Church Hall for the past 5 years, have made the difficult decision to not go ahead with the Christmas lunch event this year. They say the decision has been taken with “heavy hearts’ and that 2020 “has been a […]

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Co-op Stonehaven £22,822 Big Payout to local causes

By bellmannews / December 3, 2020

From Stuart Aitken Co-op member pioneer – The end of November brought the annual Co-op Big Payout event where the contribution from Co-op members shopping is divided between the three selected causes for that year. With £15 million being given out across the country the teams at all the Co-op stores and funeral parlours were […]

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A Japanese Garden for Stonehaven

By bellmannews / December 2, 2020

From Councillor Wendy Agnew – In September 2017 it came to my attention that Prime Minister Theresa May, on a visit to Japan, had accepted a gift of some five thousand Cherry Blossom Trees for the United Kingdom as symbolic of the relationship between Japan and the United Kingdom. I immediately contacted the Landscape Services […]

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Facelift for Indoor Bowling Rink

By bellmannews / December 1, 2020

STONEHAVEN Bowling Club have applied for planning permission for the external refurbishment of the wall and roof cladding of the indoor bowling rink. The application and a facility to comment are available online If granted, this is one of a series of refurbishment projects underway at the Recreation Grounds, where the staff have also been […]

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Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund

By bellmannews / November 30, 2020

From Kincardineshire Development Partnership (KDP) – The Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund opens for applications on 1 December 2020.  This fund has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but will return to the normal schedule in 2021. Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the communities […]

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Market Square Phoenix Garden

By Dawn Black / November 30, 2020

You may have heard about the proposed community garden being planned by the Stonehaven Business Association and other local community groups. The planning application has been submitted so we wanted to update the local community on the whys and wherefores of the project. Stonehaven, in common with many town centres in recent years, has suffered […]

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More to Read in The Bellman With New Contributors

By bellmannews / November 29, 2020

YOU may have noticed two new names appearing as authors of Bellman articles and news pieces – Dawn Black and Alex Russon. Dawn looks after the Stunning Stonehaven website and app on behalf of Stonehaven Business Association. And she recently became a co-opted member of Stonehaven and District Community Council, so has an excellent insight […]

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