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‘Bit of an insult’

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

Community councillor unhappy with railway station consultation   At last night’s meeting of Stonehaven Community Council, Ian Hunter told members he had been contacted by a firm of consultants who were looking into improvements at the railway station – and SDCC had been offered a quick phone call to make their comments. Mr Hunter said […]

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New bus service to airport

By bellmannews / January 5, 2019

Stagecoach North Scotland today confirmed two new bus services will begin operation on Monday 21st January using the AWPR improving journey times for those choosing to travel by bus.  Service 747 will be introduced on Monday 21st January offering a new link across Aberdeenshire and Angus. The new service will replace services 107 and current […]

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Latest sculpture at boardwalk

By bellmannews / December 23, 2018

The identity of the artist behind Stonehaven’s series of stainless steel sculptures is a closely guarded secret – but the mystery man of metal’s work is admired and photographed by all. The latest vessel to catch the eye is a yawl, manned by lobster and crab.

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Local solicitors sponsor fireballs

By bellmannews / December 20, 2018

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace branch partner Naomi Mearns handed over a cheque for £500 in support of the Hogmanay event to George Reid of the Fireballs committee.  (From Twitter)

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Dunnottar Castle, at Dawn

By bellmannews / December 18, 2018

This is image was taken at the very start of winter 2018. Golden hours photography relies on shooting before and after dawn and the same at sunset. I remember waking before dawn four or five am and sensing the time was right to make an attempt on the castle. I contacted Andy Hall my mentor […]

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Finally, the fast link is to open

By bellmannews / December 11, 2018

The Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will open early on the morning of Wednesday 12 December. This significant new section of road, which includes the A90 between Stonehaven and Craibstone and the A956 between Cleanhill and Charleston, will give north east road users access to around 20 […]

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Motorhomes and affordable homes today at the area committee

By bellmannews / December 10, 2018

The Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meets today at Viewmount at 9.30am. The meeting is open to the public. There are two agenda items that look interesting to the Bellman – a discussion about possible sites for mobile homes in Stonehaven, and consideration of 51 affordable housing units at Ury Estate. For full information see […]

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Planning applications this week

By bellmannews / December 10, 2018

This is an extract from the Aberdeenshire Weekly List 10 December 2018.  The application was registered last week within the Kincardine & Mearns Area of Aberdeenshire Council and can be viewed online at https://upa.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online-applications/. Land At New Mains Of Ury, Ury, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire Applicant: McLaughlin And Harvey Full Planning Permission for Erection of Site Office […]

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Stoney Sunrise

By bellmannews / December 10, 2018

End of Autumn 2018 this image was taken. Around 7am. The trick here was capturing the texture of the water just as the sun’s rays were cascading across the stones. This is done by keeping the shutter open for longer than normal allowing as much of the movement in the frame to be absorbed by […]

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Older but not wiser

By bellmannews / December 10, 2018

The dangers faced in the run up to Christmas by older drivers in particular have been highlighted by a local road safety partnership. In Aberdeenshire drivers aged 65 and over have been involved in more collisions in December than any other month, says Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES). From 2005-17, 82 were involved in […]

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