All posts in " Stonehaven "

‘It’s Just a Shed’

By Jane Cruickshank / May 4, 2024

A LOCAL smallholder was given planning permission this week for a potato store and chicken coop – despite planners’ fears the structure was more suitable for a domestic garden. At their meeting on Tuesday morning the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee considered an application (retrospective) by Mr Alan and Mrs Paula Donald. Planners had recommended […]


Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / April 28, 2024

week # 4 Stonehaven Golf Club’s tee-sheet spoke volumes on Monday, littered as it was with individuals looking to play their golf alone. This is often the way after a Saturday Medal, chastened members taking action to fix humbling horror shows. It’s an exorcism attempt really, 9 holes of solitary golf to deal with swing […]


Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / April 22, 2024

week #3 (part II) Cowie Cup Rd 1 & Willie Watt Qualifier Most Stonehaven golfers commence the season with a personal aspiration, perhaps to reduce one’s handicap, qualify for the last two rounds of the club championship or simply complete the campaign without chucking their clubs over a cliff. We’re rather like marathon runners in […]


Youth Club Community Asset Transfer Approved

By Dawn Black / February 29, 2024

Kincardine & Mearns Youth Club’s application for a Community Asset Transfer 30 year lease of the Old Sea Cadet Hall on the High Street, Stonehaven was approved this morning, Thurs 29th Feb, at the meeting of Aberdeenshire Council’s Business Services Committee. It will become the central office of the Kincardine and Mearns Youth Clubs (KMYC) […]


Stonehaven Golf Club – Winter League Update

By Alex Russon / February 7, 2024

Only four weekends remain of the winter league before the cut is made and Finals Day pairings planned. Given poor weather, there have been some unplayable weekends since the league began in November, but hopefully 12 rounds will be completed (of which the best 9 contribute towards competitors’ aggregate totals). I hope that makes sense. […]


The Wind

By Sarah Houston / October 29, 2023

By Gregor McMurtrie The latest “Mearns Voices” podcast from local writing group “Mearns Writers” is now available online, just in time for Hallowe’en. The new episode features a Doric ghost story written and performed by Alistair Lawrie. “The Wind” is a sinister tale of a young man returning to an East coast fishing town during […]


Stonehaven Fireboules take the Piste

By bellmannews / June 2, 2023

by Gregor McMurtrie Picture the scene – a tree-lined provincial village square where160 people have gathered together to play French boules; a beret-wearing accordionist plays the romantic melodies of bal musette; the click-clack of steel balls on the piste accompanied by laughter, spontaneous applause, and the occasional pop of a cork as another bouteille de […]


KDP Bulletin 13.02.23

By Lindsey McDonald / February 13, 2023

  Sea-Changers’ Coastal Fountain Fund 2023 is now open for applications. The fund aims to tackle the increasing problem of plastic bottles left behind along the coasts as marine litter, which damage the marine environment and the species that call it home. It is anticipated that the provision of the water refill stations will significantly reduce the […]

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