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Tree is Living War Memorial

By bellmannews / June 24, 2019

Sir, In recent times there have been some important and moving celebrations of events both from the first and second world wars.  We are in the near future about to celebrate another fairly unique event. On 6th July 1919 an oak tree was planted by the then Provost of Stonehaven to commemorate the signing of […]

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Beer Happening Hits New High

By bellmannews / June 24, 2019

A MASSIVE £52,000 was raised over the weekend at this year’s Midsummer Beer Happening. More than 6,000 enthusiastic fans of craft brewed beer, cider and ale flocked to what was the 10th anniversary of the not-for-profit event. The running total of monies raised for local charities now stands at some £177,000. The delighted organisers stated: […]

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The Character Behind Clashfarquhar

By bellmannews / June 23, 2019

BRIAN Ewen, who contributes some excellent photographs and content to Stonehaven folk on Twitter, found this article about Jimmy Nicol, the farmer who donated the care home to the Church of Scotland, in their magazine Life and Work https://www.lifeandwork.org/features/looking-back-the-benefactor-of-boganlochy

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Contactless Parking Payment

By bellmannews / June 22, 2019

A MORE convenient way to pay the new parking fees will be in place in Stonehaven by September. Work has begun to upgrade ticket machines to allow contactless card payment in Aberdeenshire’s Pay and Display car parks. The first two machines have already been installed in Inverurie and Peterhead and have been well used by […]

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Cash for Boardwalk

By bellmannews / June 21, 2019

STONEHAVEN’S well-trodden boardwalk is to get a revamp thanks to a quarter million pound cash boon. The award from the second round of funding from a multimillion pound fund for town centre improvement projects in Aberdeenshire will also provide new seating and improved access from the harbour to the town centre. The Scottish Government announced […]

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New Pedestrian Bridge in Place

By bellmannews / June 21, 2019

HOW many bridges are there over the River Carron? – This would be a great pub quiz question, but the answer would depend on which day you are asking about. The current tally just went up by one, with a successful lift on Wednesday of the temporary bridge close to the mouth of the river. […]

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Marine Life and Litter

By bellmannews / June 21, 2019

The next meeting of Greener Kincardine and Mearns  features guest speaker Dr Bill Turrell, head of the Environment Monitoring and Assessment Programme, Marine Scotland Science. Bill manages a portfolio of research and monitoring in the marine environment, providing advice to the Scottish Government on all areas of marine environmental science. He currently does personal research […]

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Here for the Beer

By bellmannews / June 19, 2019

It’s all hands to the pumps as Scotland’s biggest summer beer festival kicks off its 10th anniversary celebrations from tomorrow. The Midsummer Beer Happening in Stonehaven promises three days of brilliant beer, stunning street food and marvellous music… and hopes to smash through a charity fundraising milestone. Robert Lindsay, organiser of the Happening, said: “In […]

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Churches Unite

By bellmannews / June 18, 2019

From Moira McRae – Stonehaven  Dunnottar Church and Stonehaven South Church have been linked churches for several years now and we are now moving to Union. We will be known as Stonehaven Carronside. The services will continue to be held as they are at present, please see our websites for details – www.dunnottarchurch.net and www.stonehavensouthchurch.org.uk   […]

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New Horizons for Landscapes Services Officer

By bellmannews / June 18, 2019

HORIZON Group volunteers said a fond farewell last night to Aberdeenshire Council’s Ian Thomson who is retiring later this month from his post as landscape services officer. Alan Cairnduff told Ian, who has regularly attended their meetings, the group would miss his guidance and expertise. He said: ” the landscape services remit covers a vast […]

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