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Seeing double

By bellmannews / January 24, 2019

By John Cruickshank I thought you may be interested to hear of a recent Stonehaven adventure.You will be aware that the Stonehaven area is the homeland of Robert Burns’ father, William, who was born in the Mearns in 1721. He moved to Edinburgh in 1748 and latterly on to Ayrshire where he married Agnes Bourne […]

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Police hit and fun

By bellmannews / January 22, 2019

WHO would have thought our boys in blue would become on-line media hits? At today’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee councillors were hearing from Chief Inspector Stewart Drummond, who was discussing driving safety – and the number of people looking to Facebook for road updates and advice. He said such was the […]

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Social media and the dark web

By bellmannews / January 22, 2019

CHANGES in technology have brought changes in the nature of crime – councillors heard today at the meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. While recorded crime figures were down in six out of nine areas, Chief Inspector Stewart Drummond  said one category on the increase  was crimes of  indecency. There were 14 such […]

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Jubilee of Stonehaven Recreation Grounds

By bellmannews / January 20, 2019

Event to Coincide with Opening of New Swimming Pool How County Town’s Playground Has Grown First posted December 21, 1933 The jubilee of Stonehaven’s Recreation Grounds falls next year, and the opening of the new swimming pool will add to the interest in the event. The growth of the Recreation Grounds during the past fifty […]

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Parkrun

By bellmannews / January 20, 2019

  Event number 127 19th January 2019 This week a bumper 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers – most of them came from Jog Scotland Kintore & JSK R.C who came en masse thanks to the awesome new AWPR. We also had visitors from Arbroath Footers and […]

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Parking charge discussion

By bellmannews / January 18, 2019

Council meeting video on website EVERYONE will now know the unpopular decision taken by yesterday’s meeting of Aberdeenshire Council – to remove the free parking period in the shire’s town centre car parks. Did you know that several of the council’s meeting’s are recorded and available for public view? If not, have a look at […]

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Harbour sightings

By bellmannews / January 18, 2019

From George Reid Red Shank enjoying a paddle in Stonehaven harbour today. Also sighted was a seal that’s been visiting, taking a tour of the inner harbour.

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Local crime trends to feature at area committee

By bellmannews / January 16, 2019

MEMBERS will hear a verbal update on the local trends, issues and risks provided by senior police representatives at their meeting on Tuesday January 22 , at 9.30am at Viewmount. Crime figures from April to September 2018 are compared to those from the same period in 2017. It would appear the residents of Stonehaven should […]

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Horizon Group back in action

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

With Burns night fast approaching, it was perhaps appropriate that pruning and tidying the Burns Memorial Garden was the first outing this year for the volunteers. The group meet each Tuesday morning, weather permitting, and carry out a range of tasks from litter picking, to planting – all aimed at keeping Stonehaven looking its best. […]

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Community Council’s website launch

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

All community council meetings are open to the public – and last night’s meeting at the Invercarron Resource centre saw half a dozen members of the public listening to and joining in with the discussions. Now, SDCC have a new website to help keep Stonehaven residents informed. http://www.community-council.org.uk/stonehaven/    

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