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Roads Update

By Jane Cruickshank / August 6, 2019

STONEHAVEN’S drivers face a spell of disruption with a string of road works on the cards. Bath Street, Anne Street and Belmont Brae There will be a temporary road closure and prohibition of waiting at the bottom section of Bath Streeet, Anne Street and Belmont Brae from Thursday August 8, for 18 days. The restrictions […]

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Footpath Bridge Application

By Jane Cruickshank / August 5, 2019

A PROPOSED new footbridge would provide a link from the Dunnottar Park housing development to nearby woodlands and Dunnottar Church. Stewart Milne Homes have submitted a planning application for a footbridge crossing over Toucks Burn at Dunnottar Park. The access to Dunnottar Woods will boost a footpath network that will also include both formal and […]

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War on Weeds!

By Jane Cruickshank / August 3, 2019

STONEHAVEN’S Horizon group are appealing for helpers next week as they wage war on weeds in the town centre. At this time of year, the volunteers are seen out and about with their watering trollies, keeping the floral displays for which they are best known looking their best. Now, the group want to attack the […]

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Vandals Force Toilet Closure

By Jane Cruickshank / August 2, 2019

THE public toilets at the beach, which are run by the owners of The Bay Fish and Chips and Aunt Betty’s ice cream shop have been closed following repeated vandalism. The two businesses joined forces to keep the facility open to visitors in 2016, when Aberdeenshire Council announced it no longer had sufficient funds for […]

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Growing Bellman Community

By Jane Cruickshank / August 1, 2019

FIRST of all a huge thank you to everyone who is reading our website and following us on Facebook – and showing interest in helping produce a community news site for Stonehaven. Martin Sim is our latest volunteer to join to team Bellman. He and his photographic work will be well known to many of […]

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Road Re-opens

By bellmannews / July 31, 2019

THE A957 is now open with traffic management in place. The stretch of road between Invercarron Cottage and the A92 Stonehaven was closed on July 18 due to subsidence.

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Photographic Exhibition

By Martin Sim / July 31, 2019

Mearns Camera Club Exhibition Starts 1st August till the 31st. Every year, in August, Stonehaven’s Library is the venue for a local photography exhibition. The pictures won’t necessarily be local but they will have been submitted by people from the local area. It will be upstairs (lift available) and well worth a visit. The Mearns […]

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Boardwalk Bridges

By bellmannews / July 24, 2019

STREETLIGHTING was being installed today to enable the opening of the temporary bridge and footpath this evening. Then on Friday, the boardwalk will be closed from Salmon Lane to the harbour entrance, while contractors McLaughlin and Harvey remove the original beach bridge. There will be signs in place advising of the diversion. Aberdeenshire Council would […]

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Consultation All at Sea

By bellmannews / July 22, 2019

No clear support for raised sea walls along promenade by Jane Cruickshank – FOLLOWING the recent public consultation on options for the town’s coastal flooding protection, the Stonehaven Flood Action Group, SFAG, are taking a stance against the current short list of proposals to raise our sea walls by approximately one metre. Instead, they are […]

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Homes Safe After Slippage

By bellmannews / July 18, 2019

TWO Stonehaven households have been given the ok to return to their homes after they were evacuated following a nearby road slippage. Earlier today, the A957 between Invercarron Cottage until A92 in Stonehaven was closed due to subsidence. The occupants of two neighbouring properties were advised to relocate as a precaution whilst the extent of […]

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