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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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Hotel Not a’ Viable Option’ at Ury

By Jane Cruickshank / October 29, 2019

But developer says golf course still on the cards with clubhouse in the basement Aberdeenshire Council’s weekly planning lists revealed yesterday that Ury Estate Limited have applied for listed building consent for alterations to and reinstatement of the derelict mansion house to form 19 flats on the ground, first and second floor with associated parking, […]

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Dramatic Change of Plan at Ury

By Jane Cruickshank / October 28, 2019

Ury Estate Limited have applied for listed building consent for alterations and reinstatement of the derelict mansion house to form 19 Flats on the ground, first and second floor with associated parking, landscaping and engineering works. This would appear to be a significant shift in the vision for Ury Estate that promised a hotel and […]

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Ury Houses – Back To The Future

By Jane Cruickshank / October 28, 2019

HOUSES integral to the original vision of Ury Estate born some 12 years ago are back on the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. Rome was not built in a day, and for sure, neither has Stonehaven’s country estate been. There is much frustration about the pace of delivery of […]

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Cabin for Carronhill

By Jane Cruickshank / October 26, 2019

From garden to playground: Stonehaven school benefits from cabin as flood scheme progresses By Aberdeenshire Council’s communications team A Stonehaven school has benefited from some additional learning space following the eye-catching relocation of a garden structure, as part of the town’s flood protection scheme. Work on the scheme has been underway for several months and […]

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