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Wave Tank Video

By bellmannews / July 9, 2019

Different coastal defences in action There has been much discussion in Stonehaven of late about the coastal flooding consultation and the options presented. Some locals are calling for further consultation. JBA Trust are a charity that aims to enhance understanding and management of risks in the water environment by enabling research, education and training. The […]


Bellman Update

By bellmannews / July 6, 2019

from Jane Cruickshank – IT is now six months since The Bellman went into action as a sharing platform for Stonehaven’s news. In June, we had 1671 unique visitors to our site, so I guess that is the number we can boast as a readership. Since we started posting, we’ve had over 400,000 page hits. […]


Late Entries Boost for Rally

By bellmannews / July 5, 2019

Stonehaven entry wins best concours exhibit from Stuart Allan, Chair RW Thomson Memorial Fellowship YOU will be aware that the RW Thomson Memorial Fellowship put on the rally to perpetuate Robert William Thomson (born in Stonehaven 1822) as the true inventor of the pneumatic tyre in 1845, patent no. 10990. We managed to set up […]


Expressionist Art Attacks

By bellmannews / July 5, 2019

JACKSON Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the movement known as abstract expressionism. Seagulls are birds many people are not fond of. Pollock was widely noticed for his technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface. Seagulls are widely avoided for their technique of delivering large volumes […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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

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