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Hearing Aid Batteries at Library

By Jane Cruickshank / August 1, 2019

From Aberdeenshire Council’s press team – Live Life Aberdeenshire libraries will now act as NHS hearing aid battery collection points. From today, Thursday, August 1, anyone who uses an NHS prescribed hearing aid will be able to go to their library, including the three mobile libraries, with their NHS audiology hearing aid leaflet and be […]


Artists’ Work On Show

By bellmannews / July 29, 2019

STONEHAVEN Art Club’s annual exhibition is underway at the Upper Town Hall. Over 100 paintings by the group’s keen amateurs encompass a range of subject matter including local scenes, to landscapes and wildlife. Most are on sale. Entrance is free. Opening times until Saturday August 3 are 10am to 6pm, with a late night session on […]


Books, A Bishop and A Celebration Cake

By bellmannews / July 26, 2019

From St James’ Church – THE coming weekend will be a big weekend at St James’ Church in Arbuthnott Street.  It is the weekend of our Patronal Festival, when we celebrate St James’ Day, and we are very pleased that our Bishop , Rt Revd Andrew Swift, will be with us at both the 09.00 […]


Finished Mosaic at Beach

By bellmannews / July 24, 2019

A TREE art installation with its roots in the meaning of Stonehaven to members of Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s South Forum is now complete. Artists Shelagh Swanson and Mary Butterworth started the mosaic last week. The tiles used on its trunk and branches feature Stonehaven landmarks, along with family pets and images with meaning […]


Fun Runs on Land Train

By bellmannews / July 23, 2019

WITH its usual route to Dunnottar Castle inaccessible while the A957 road closure is in place, the land train is instead diverting its efforts to short trips around town – at a very tempting reduced price. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Stoney Express will depart the Market Square at 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, […]


Beach Tree

By bellmannews / July 16, 2019

TWO artists are busy at work at the seafront this week, installing a tree-shaped mosaic on the south wall of the beach toilets. The project was commissioned by Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s South Forum, who with worked Artists Shelagh Swanson and Mary Butterworth to come up with designs for the ceramics used in the […]


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 […]

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