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Ury Road Appeal

By Jane Cruickshank / June 3, 2020

KIRKWOOD Homes’ appeal against the recent refusal of planning permission for their East Lodge road infrastructure will be determined by a site visit by a reporter from the Scottish Government’s Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals. In March, councillors of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee voted against the developer’s proposals citing concerns about the […]

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Home Theatre

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

URY Players have not let the lockdown bring the curtain down on their performances – they have been putting on a show from home instead. The first on-line performance premiered on their YouTube channel on Monday 18th May. And with that success under their belts, they are releasing one play a week until they run […]

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Support Fund Boost

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

From Jacky Niven of KDP – KINCARDINESHIRE Development Partnership (KDP) are thrilled to announce the launch of their Supporting Communities Fund for Kincardine and Mearns. They are making £36,000 available to community groups throughout the area who are currently responding to the COVID19 crisis. On 18th March, the Scottish Government announced an investment of £350 […]

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Going The Distance

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

A STONEHAVEN woman is to cycle the land train route every day, having been inspired by a charity challenge. Mary Marr spotted online the Friends of Anchor’s challenge to collectively cover the full distance of the perimeter of the North-east of Scotland, including Aberdeen and Shire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland – a distance of 2600 […]

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Do Your Bit for the Town

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

THE Horizon Group is echoing Aberdeenshire Council’s plea for residents and business owners to smarten up our town by clearing our streets of weeds. With the lifting of restrictions, the volunteers are able to start tidying and planting, working in a manner that conforms with the latest guidelines from the Scottish Government. Last year, Horizon […]

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Free Sanitary Products

By Jane Cruickshank / May 22, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council Communications Team – A NEW free online ordering service has been launched for young people living in Aberdeenshire who require sanitary products during the Coronavrius (Covid-19) pandemic. Aberdeenshire Council provides free sanitary products for those who require them thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. However, as many schools and public buildings […]

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Re-imagine Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / May 21, 2020

SOME creative thinking is needed in Stonehaven with £10,000 up for grabs for a scheme aimed at kick-starting our local business economy. Aberdeenshire Council’s Town Centres Phoenix Fund will provide similar sums to 12 other larger towns in the Shire, while 13 smaller communities are to receive £5,000. The cash boost recognises the impact of […]

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Police Highlight Phishing and Tesco Scam

By Jane Cruickshank / May 19, 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 30 April 2020. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and residents.  Our focus […]

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Graveyard Discovery

By Jane Cruickshank / May 17, 2020

A MAN whose contribution to Scott’s 1901 expedition to Antarctica is commemorated by a mountain named after him, lies buried in Stonehaven – I’d never heard of him, have you? A passing glance at a modest gravestone in the Cowie kirkyard revealed that Helen Jane Welsh, whose name heads the gravestone, rests with her husband […]

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The Biplane has Landed

By Jane Cruickshank / May 15, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S latest stainless steel sculpture has appeared at the boardwalk, having been installed in a covert, dawnlight operation . The sculpture commemorates an unexpected wartime landing in Stonehaven harbour by a Norwegian biplane – eighty years ago in May 1940. A plaque at the foot of the pedestal shows a contemporary press photograph. 12/14 – […]

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