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Three Tries Not Enough

By Jane Cruickshank / September 15, 2019

A match report by Ian Gray – ON a breezy Saturday, Mackie made the trip up to Elgin to play their first Caledonian 2 North League fixture of the season at Morriston Park. Mackie were without both captain and vice-captain and had no backs on the bench. Before the game was five minutes old Mackie […]


Scottish Cup Semi Comes to Stonehaven

By bellmannews / June 4, 2019

From Simon Warner of Stonehaven Tennis Club The Scottish Cup is the premier inter-club tennis competition in Scotland and was first played in 1896! The Stonehaven men’s team have reached the semi finals for the first time in the club’s history.  A team consisting of (from left to right) James Kirk, Bruce McIver, Patrick Young, […]


Sea Cadet Regatta

By bellmannews / May 22, 2019

THIS year’s Sea Cadet Corps Grampian District Regatta was held at Stonehaven on May 19, hosted by Stonehaven & District Sea Cadet Unit. RESULTS: Junior Boys (ages12-14)- each boat rowing crew of four 1st Stonehaven Sea Cadets 2nd Fraserburgh Sea Cadets 3rd Peterhead Sea Cadets Open Boys (12-17) – each boat rowing crew of four […]


Mackie Rugby Sevens

By StoneyLisa / May 20, 2019

On Saturday and Sunday Mackie Rugby organised a 7’s tournament for Seniors, U-18’s, U-16’s and U-15’s. Although the weather on Saturday left a lot to be desired, the rugby was entertaining and showed all that is good about this great game. The Senior tournament maybe lacked in numbers, but certainly not in skill. As befitting […]


Mackie Win in France

By bellmannews / May 13, 2019

By Ian Gray Mackie Rugby’s week-end trip to twin town Acheres on the outskirts of Paris, was a great success with a most enjoyable game ending with a 28 -7 victory for the boys from Stoney. Tries were scored by Andrews MacArthur and Mitchell, James Sadio and Ross Gray. Ross was also successful with all […]


Mackie Rugby Awards

By bellmannews / May 6, 2019

Mackie Rugby Club held their annual end of season dinner and awards evening at Stonehaven Golf Club on Friday 3rd May. Winner of the Most Improved Player for 2018/19 was Mikey Mair whose trophy was presented by Ross Gray. Player of the Year and Player’s Player for 2018/19 both went to Chris Ballantyne.   Chris  […]


Garioch Too Hot For Mackie

By bellmannews / April 21, 2019

Report by Ian Gray The temperature was up in the twenties at Kellands Park, Inverurie on Saturday, for this 3rd v 2nd Caledonia League 2 North clash. The winner would almost certainly be promoted to Caledonia League 1 for season 2019/20. After an initial spell of Garioch pressure, well defended by Mackie, the first score […]


Mackie Shoot Down the Airmen

By bellmannews / April 14, 2019

Mackie lined up against RAF Lossiemouth at a windy Redcloak on Saturday. Captain Mikey Kelly was a welcome addition to the squad, albeit in the unfamiliar inside centre position. The flyers from Lossie started the game on the front foot, looking to turn around a home loss to the boys from Stoney earlier in the […]


Mackie Frustration in Elgin

By bellmannews / April 7, 2019

Report by Ian Gray On Saturday 28th April 1973, a match was played between a Moray President’s XV and a Moray Select XV at Morriston Playing Fields, Elgin, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Moray Rugby Football Club. The attached photo shows the teams before kick-off. The older reader may be able to recognise some […]


Highland Win Top of Table Clash

By bellmannews / March 24, 2019

IN the days before professional rugby, Highland Rugby Club were a force to be reckoned with in North-Midlands, and indeed Scottish, rugby. Players like Nairn McEwan and George Mackie put the team from Inverness on the map. Over the years Highland seemed to have lost their way a bit. But nowadays, with a great set-up […]

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