Right now, the Bellman is an informal group of volunteers who are working towards creating an effective online sharing platform/ newspaper for Stonehaven:
Jane Cruickshank, John Cruickshank, Mike Duncan, George Reid, Lisa Lawman and Martin Sim.
Within this group we have links to Stonehaven Community Council, the Stonehaven Town Partnership, Horizon Group, Fireballs and the Lions.
We would be very pleased to have more hands-on volunteers – there are many aspects of The Bellman that could be improved. Please get in touch if you are interested – the more the merrier!
So far, we are self-funded – actually the costs to date have been minimal. We do not intend to accept any sponsorship, advertising etc until the site has proved itself and we have determined a formal ownership vehicle. One possibility is to form a community interest company – a form of limited company where any profits etc are fed back into the community.
The success of the Bellman will depend on the clubs, societies and people of Stonehaven using it as their go to place to post information about their activities, special events and stories. Any content that is about the town, its people or heritage would be welcome – stories, photos, videos all wanted.
And of course, to make it worthwhile, our content needs a willing audience – so please Like and Follow us on Facebook, or visit this site regularly to catch up on what’s been happening in Stonehaven.
To contact the Bellman and to send us content, please email:
All suitable content will be posted asap