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Councillors Asked to Object to Wind Farm Extension

By Jane Cruickshank / October 26, 2020

PLANNING officers say an extension to the Mid Hill Wind Farm will bring an unacceptable impact on the landscape – and they are recommending our area committee object to the proposals. Fetteresso Wind Ltd want to build an additional 10 turbines of up to 200m in height at the existing Mid Hill site. Scottish Ministers […]

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Council Officers Say Spaces for People Measures are Working Well

By Jane Cruickshank / October 25, 2020

AS requested by the members of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, council officers have prepared a report explaining their use of cones and water barriers in Stonehaven’s town centre. The measures were introduced in June to give shoppers room to pass with a safe social distance on the pavements. But the ranks of cones […]

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Community Councillor Says Wind Farm Would Benefit Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / October 15, 2020

A COMMUNITY councillor has made a passionate plea for the support of a wind farm development that could bring millions of pounds to local groups over its lifetime. Stonehaven and District Community Council held their monthly Skype meeting on Tuesday evening. Members heard from their colleague Jim Stephen, who asked them to formally support the […]

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Developer Wins Appeal for Road at Ury Estate

By Jane Cruickshank / October 7, 2020

A PROPOSED road at Ury Estate, provoking strong opposition from residents and which will see the loss of ancient woodland, has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government’s Appeal Unit. Kirkwood Homes Ltd have been successful in their appeal against the local authority’s refusal of permission for their East Lodge link road. This proposed […]

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Bellman’s Head

By Jane Cruickshank / October 5, 2020

A DRAMATIC photo of our harbour, taken by Jim Stephen, has proved a big hit on social media today. It serves as a wee reminder as to why this site is called The Bellman. It seemed like a very appropriate name as our town’s first ‘newsmen’ – town criers – were referred to as the […]

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Proposed Biodiversity Challenged by Councillors

By Jane Cruickshank / September 26, 2020

OUR councillors voted by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday to pursue a biodiversity project – but only if community groups are happy with the proposals. The recording of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee chaired by Cllr Wendy Agnew is now available online. The local authority is undertaking a Greenspace Project, looking for more […]

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Take Four

By Jane Cruickshank / September 23, 2020

From Turning the Plastic Tide – ‘Take 4 for the Shore’ to help keep our beautiful Aberdeenshire coastline in pristine condition Visitors to some of the most beautiful North-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep our stunning sands in pristine condition. ‘Take 4 for the Shore’ is a new initiative jointly […]

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Petition Provokes Report

By Jane Cruickshank / September 23, 2020

A STONEHAVEN woman’s petition has resulted in the cones and barriers in our town coming under scrutiny and our councillors instructing officers to prepare a report on the Spaces for People measures. More than 800 locals put their name to Carol Humphrey’s plea made on Change.org: ”We need to save Stonehaven we have already got […]

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Across The Grain

By Jane Cruickshank / September 22, 2020

STONEHAVEN features in the programme for this year’s Across The Grain festival, which is now available online. Now in its third year, the festival celebrates the Doric language and the culture and traditional music of the north east. An inspiring mix of activities, workshops and films will take place online on Saturday, October 3 and […]

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All Aboard at Harbour Bench

By Jane Cruickshank / September 20, 2020

A NAUTICALLY themed carved bench is a new centrepiece for the Horizon Group’s wildlife patch at the harbour. Featuring a lighthouse and a fishing boat, it was donated by Doctor David Roberts, a research scientist in molecular genetics and DNA fingerprinting at Dundee’s James Hutton Institute – otherwise known as ‘Chainsaw Dave’ of Dervish Carving. […]

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