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Latest Police Report

By Jane Cruickshank / October 13, 2019

From Police Scotland – This is the latest report for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 September 2019. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice.  Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to […]

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Ury Houses Objection

By Jane Cruickshank / October 10, 2019

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council are to object to proposals for more housing at Ury Estate. In August, Kirkwood Homes submitted an application for the erection of 33 dwellinghouses and associated infrastructure at the estate. At Tuesday’s community council meeting, Paul Lindopp told fellow members he felt SDCC should object – as concerns raised last […]

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Holyrood Hot Air on Climate?

By Jane Cruickshank / October 9, 2019

IN the midst of Scotland’s Climate Week, a councillor has accused the Scottish Government of failing to provide local authorities the funds they need to take action towards a net-zero society. Cllr Sarah Dickinson made the comments at Tuesday’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, when a member asked why Aberdeenshire Council was the […]

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Mackie Pupils Judged Best

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

A TEAM from Mackie made their case to be crowned the area’s top legal eagles in a court room competition. Pupils from four secondary schools became lawyers, witnesses, court staff, jurors – and even court reporters and press officers – when they took part in the tenth annual ‘Mock Trials’ competition on Saturday, October 5. […]

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Royal Visit Showcases Stonehaven Across World

By Jane Cruickshank / October 3, 2019

A PERFECT autumn day of sunshine greeted the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, allowing them to appreciate all that makes Stonehaven a stunning place to visit. While hundreds of locals will mark the day with their photographs and memories, the visit brought global coverage of the town and its attractions. The fame of Charles McHardy’s […]

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Across the Grain festival Underway

By Jane Cruickshank / October 1, 2019

THE festival celebrating the cultural life, heritage, language, music and stories of the north east is now underway, with Stonehaven’s first events taking place on Friday. Scots Singer of the Year Iona Fyfe is leading a vocal workshop at the Town Hall from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Booking is essential, but this is open to all […]

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Royal Visitors for Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

THREE Stonehaven businesses are looking forward to sharing their unique offerings to our future monarchs next week. According to the online diary for The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay will visit Stonehaven town centre on Wednesday October 2. Meanwhile W M Donald, a family run construction and civil engineering business, are […]

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Size Does Matter

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

Councillors say possible bill for lowering Slug Road too high LAST week The Bellman reported on the proposals to lower the Slug Road to allow double decker buses to pass under that were to be discussed by councillors at the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee this week. It was a project that had no fixed […]

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Earthquake!

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

SCIENTISTS from the British Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in the Central North Sea yesterday, measuring 4.2 on the Richter Local Magnitude scale – and detected at a seismic station close to Stonehaven. Earthquake seismologist David Galloway told The Bellman the quake was located in the Elgin-Franklin Oil Field region. He said: ”We have received […]

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Caring Comedian

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

From Aberdeenshire Council’s communications team – COMEDIAN Russell Howard unveiled a special fundraising wall at Mackie Academy at an event raising awareness of the role young carers play in the school community. The Bath funny man signed one of the wall’s bricks and spoke to a selection of young carers at the celebration in the […]

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