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Bellman Holiday Update

By Jane Cruickshank / January 12, 2020

ALMOST exactly one year from first posting on The Bellman I’m taking a holiday from the website – but with a happy heart as our Stonehaven news project seems to be a success. We’ve relied on word of mouth marketing and Facebook shares to reach our reading audience. The numbers have grown month on month. […]

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Road Ahead For Ury

By Jane Cruickshank / December 30, 2019

A NEW approach into Stonehaven from the Netherley Road is on the cards with proposals for a new road at Ury Estate. Kirkwood Homes have applied for full planning permission for East Lodge link road infrastructure at land adjacent to East Lodge. The proposed layout shows the road cutting through the Polbare tree belt and […]

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Burns Garden Lights

By Jane Cruickshank / December 15, 2019

A ROWAN tree draped with lights is now brightening the entrance to Stonehaven thanks to the efforts of a host of community groups. The Horizon Group led the project at the Burns Memorial Garden, supported by Aberdeeshire Council’s landscape services. Stonehaven and District Community Council provided funding for the lights installed by Scotia Lighting – […]

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Committee Wheeling and Dealing

By Jane Cruickshank / December 9, 2019

Cycling Without Age volunteers are hoping for a £5,000 boost towards the purchase of a second trishaw from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee budget. If they get the cash, volunteer ‘pilots’ will supply the pedal power needed to provide an outing for those with mobility issues, allowing them to be out enjoying the fresh […]

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We Have an Orchard

By Jane Cruickshank / November 30, 2019

I’M not going to lie – today was one of the loveliest mornings I’ve had in a long time, as a boring patch of useless grass I walk past every day was transformed into an orchard. And it’s a ‘pick your own’ orchard in the truest sense, as the apples now growing in the Mill […]

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‘Stopping The Juggernaut’

By Jane Cruickshank / November 29, 2019

YESTERDAY’S meeting of the Infrastructure Services Committee approved options for Stonehaven’s coastal defences – along with a caveat that offshore methods and beach wave control measures must be explored and factored in before our sea walls are raised. Councillors were making the final consideration of the proposal to raise sea walls all the way from […]

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Saturday Switch On

By Jane Cruickshank / November 28, 2019

CHRISTMAS kicks off on Saturday with the Stonehaven Christmas Lights Switch on Event. Volunteers are already braving the damp and cold to erect and decorate the tree donated to the Community Council by Richard Holman Baird of Rickarton Estate and festooned with lights purchased last year by an array of organisations and businesses. One trader […]

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Webcast of Final Sea Wall Council Meeting – Now Available

By Jane Cruickshank / November 28, 2019

TODAY’S meeting of the Infrastructure Services Committee is about to start – 10.15am. Councillors from across the Shire will consider the proposals for flood defences along with schemes in Ellon, Inververurie and Port Elphinstone, and Insch – and Stonehaven The meeting can be watched live online – or later on catch up – using the […]

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Last Atlantic 75 lifeboat leaves Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

By Lorraine Clark of Stonehaven RNLI – It was a sad day this week as Stonehaven RNLI said goodbye to the last Atlantic 75 Lifeboat in service in Scotland. The volunteer crew watched as ‘Miss Betty’ was winched out of the water to be transported to Poole. This follows on from the arrival at the […]

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