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Why Stonehaven is Called Kilwhang

By bellmannews / February 29, 2020

Dear Bellman Recent references to Kilwhang on Facebook got me wondering again why Stonehaven got a name that I long suspected was made up. While searching the British Newspaper Archive on line for a totally different subject, I was delighted to come across many references to Kilwhang.  The attachment is a short summary of my […]

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Carron Wall Recommended for Demolition

By bellmannews / February 28, 2020

PLANNERS have backed the Carron River flood protection scheme contractors who say a listed wall will have to be removed to allow the works to continue safely – and who have applied for listed building consent for its demolition and subsequent reconstruction. The structure in question forms the rear boundary for properties in Arbuthnott Place, […]

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Better Connectivity or Rat Run?

By bellmannews / February 26, 2020

FIERCELY opposed proposals for a new road layout at Ury’s East Lodge come before councillors at next week’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. Kirkwood Homes are seeking full planning permission for the East Lodge link road infrastucture. If approved, the Netherley Road would be closed to traffic as it approaches Stonehaven at the Polbare tree […]

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January Police Report

By bellmannews / February 25, 2020

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 January 2020. 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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Mackie Maintain Momentum

By bellmannews / February 25, 2020

Match report by Ian Gray – For the second week in a row, Mackie had to contend with seriously blustery conditions in their return league game against Ross Sutherland Stags, who had to journey through wintry conditions on the trip down from Invergordon. The wind was blowing diagonally across the pitch and the Stags had […]

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Your Library – Don’t be Silent!

By bellmannews / February 21, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council Communications Team – Consultation on future library services continues with series of public engagement events A SERIES of open public engagement events will be held in libraries throughout Aberdeenshire from this Saturday and into next week. The session in Stonehaven Library on Thursday 27th February, 11.30am – 6.30pm, will give people the […]

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Street Dance Success

By bellmannews / February 11, 2020

By Allison McIntyre – RHYTHM Nation Dance & Fitness had a great success at Maximum street dance competition in Caird Hall, Dundee on Sunday, with its competitive dance crews from Stonehaven and the Mearns. Our two new crews had their first competition. The results from the day were: Under 8s  Diva Nation  3rd place Under […]

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Merchandising Stonehaven

By bellmannews / February 7, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council – Creative visual merchandising event for businesses in Stonehaven Businesses in Stonehaven can hear expert advice on creative visual merchandising next week. The one-to-one retail consultancy sessions have been funded by a LEADER grant through the South Aberdeenshire Local Action Group (SALAG). Local businesses signed up to the scheme following its launch […]

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Guided Walks of Flood Protection Works

By bellmannews / February 7, 2020

FOR those of you who are curious or concerned about the works being undertaken at the River Carron, Sheila Tolmie of McLaughlin & Harvey is offering monthly guided walks. These have been underway since last November and have had a good uptake – over one hundred people have joined in. Please see the details below […]

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Murrayfield Final For Mackie

By bellmannews / February 6, 2020

Match report by James Sadio Mackie U16 v Peebles U16 National Cup semi final  at Oriam on February 2 THIS was Mackie’s first visit to the Heriot Watt sports facility nestled neatly in the university campus, and what a first visit it turned out to be. Despite the bus being ‘Baltic’ the heat on the […]

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