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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 […]


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


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 […]


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 – and   […]


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 […]


Dementia Experiences Wanted to Shape Care

By bellmannews / June 16, 2019

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Dementia? Do you support someone who is living with Dementia? If so then we need to hear from you! The Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) is currently in the early stages of developing an Aberdeenshire wide Dementia Strategy and is looking to hear from […]

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