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Extend The Brachans

By Jane Cruickshank / November 19, 2019

Adding to the rocks protecting the bay should be the first approach before a wall COUNCILLORS today gave their go-ahead for coastal defence measures that may include raising our sea walls – but only after offshore methods are used first. Our representatives were clearly in a dilemma: the Scottish Government has money available now and […]

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Area Committee to Comment on Sea Walls

By Jane Cruickshank / November 18, 2019

COASTAL flood protection works for Stonehaven costed at £22.7 million go before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee on Tuesday for consideration and comment. Raising our sea walls is the preferred option to protect the town – following a coastal flood risk study and two public consultation sessions. The proposals came before Councillors at their […]

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Community Council Seek Answers From Developer

By Jane Cruickshank / November 16, 2019

THE developer behind Ury Estate is invited to attend next month’s meeting of Stonehaven Community Council, SDCC, to answer questions they have about latest proposals there. Last month, a planning application was submitted for 19 flats in the listed building – whilst retaining the golf course club house in the lower ground floor that was […]

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Council Workers to Call Foul

By Jane Cruickshank / November 13, 2019

ABERDEENSHIRE Council’s bin men and grass cutters may soon be able to issue fixed penalty notices to owners who do not pick up after their dogs. This move was revealed at last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Council, where members were seeking an update on a topic they have been pursuing for several months […]

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Poppy Wreaths and Seeds

By Jane Cruickshank / November 10, 2019

TODAY’S wreath laying service of remembrance at the War Memorial was followed by the scattering of poppy seeds by the parade participants and onlookers.

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Sowing a Living Tribute

By Jane Cruickshank / November 8, 2019

AFTER the formalities of Sunday’s wreath laying service at the War Memorial, participants will be offered poppy seed to sow around the monument. Creating a frame of poppies on the Black Hill was proposed by Aberdeenshire Council’s greenspaces project officer Tajana Telisman Sosic – who visited the town’s Horizon Group at their latest meeting to […]

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Latest Police Report

By Jane Cruickshank / November 5, 2019

From Police Scotland – This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 31 October 2019. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance.  Our focus is to reduce crime and […]

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Lime Trees for the Chop

By Jane Cruickshank / November 4, 2019

SOME 15 trees are to be removed from the banks of the Carron to enable the flood protection works to continue. A planning application for the removal of the lime trees was approved today (Monday November 4). Piling work at a section of the river at Carron Terrace had been suspended after the contractors encountered […]

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Windfarm Cheque Presentataion

By Jane Cruickshank / November 3, 2019

By Kirsty Alchin of Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm – FUNDING worth a total of £13160.28 was handed out to a range of local groups and projects at the Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund Awards on Tuesday 2nd October at the Men’s Shed in Stonehaven. Group representatives attended to receive funding to support […]

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New Lifeboat for Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / October 31, 2019

RESCUES in the seas off Stonehaven will be more speedily effected now our volunteer crew have undertaken the training necessary to operate one of the fastest inshore boats operated by the RNLI. The brand new B Class Atlantic 85, delivered to the town’s lifeboat station carries four crew members and uses two Yamaha 4-stroke 115 […]

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