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Lions Support Young Carers

By bellmannews / July 4, 2019

A CONVERSATION across the burger stall at last week’s Mackie School Sports led to the Stonehaven Lions making a contribution towards a weekend trip for a group of pupils. The school’s Young Carers’ Group have designed a mural in the main corridor and are hoping to raise sufficient funds for a trip to the Outward […]

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Div Ye Ken Yer Doric?

By bellmannews / July 4, 2019

Participants are bein sought fur a Call my Bluff-style game wi a difference. Aire is bound tae be amusement an befuddlement aplenty as contestants seek tae unsteek the derivations o Doric words an phrases borrowing the format fae the popular BBC quiz. The game forms part o the Across the Grain Festival – a month […]

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Caring Pupils Hit the Wall

By bellmannews / July 1, 2019

YOUNG carers at Mackie Academy have designed a mural for the school’s main corridor and are looking for sponsors for each brick to raise funds for a weekend respite break. The Mackie Academy Young Carers Group hope to raise enough cash to enjoy an Outward Bound weekend at Loch Eil. Their support and attainment member […]

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Burning Issues at Area Committee

By bellmannews / July 1, 2019

COOKING is the main cause of household fires according to the latest annual report by Fire Scotland to the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. The report features in Tuesday’s forthcoming meeting at Woodhill House where councillors will hear there were nine deliberate fires in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside during 2018-19. This figure becomes less alarming […]

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Wind Farm Fund

By bellmannews / June 29, 2019

Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund The Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund opens for applications on 1 July 2019.  Applications to the fund can be made from not-for-profit groups and organisations based in the following Community Council areas:      Crathes, Drumoak and Durris Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore North Kincardine Rural Portlethen and District Stonehaven […]

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Stonehaven’s Visionary Inventor

By bellmannews / June 29, 2019

Robert W. Thomson (1822 – 1873) From A Goodly Heritage by Archibald Watt, published by Stonehaven Heritage Society, 1990, and used with the kind permission of the Tolbooth Museum Robert Thomson was the father of modern transport and a remarkable inventor, the inventor, in fact, of pneumatic tyres. He also had a world-wide reputation in […]

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Fielding Hungry Athletes

By bellmannews / June 28, 2019

AT today’s Mackie Academy school sports, members of Stonehaven’s Lions Club raced to keep up with the scores of hungry schoolchildren looking for a burger or hot dog lunch. The Lions served up some 400 burgers and 150 hot dogs – supporting the school’s PTA who ran a refreshment tent for the day.

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New Parking Charges

By bellmannews / June 27, 2019

Councillors give final approval to Pay and Display parking changes – to take effect from September 1 Changes to Pay and Display car parks to try to ensure they pay for themselves have been agreed and new tariffs will take effect from September 1. Last week members of the Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC) rubber stamped […]

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Boardwalk Diversion – update

By bellmannews / June 25, 2019

There will be a diversion of the boardwalk from Monday July 1, for one week, to facilitate the re-routing of a rising main across the boardwalk beside the beach pedestrian bridge. It will be closed from Salmon Lane to the Harbour. Signs indicating a suitable diversion will be put in place. We apologise for any […]

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