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Extend The Brachans

By Jane Cruickshank / November 19, 2019

Adding to the rocks protecting the bay should be the first approach before a wall COUNCILLORS today gave their go-ahead for coastal defence measures that may include raising our sea walls – but only after offshore methods are used first. Our representatives were clearly in a dilemma: the Scottish Government has money available now and […]

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Come Plant a Community Orchard

By Jane Cruickshank / November 18, 2019

Dear Bellman, Stonehaven Horizon Project has been engaging with Aberdeenshire Council”s Greenspace Project Officer, Tajana Telisman Sosic, supporting Aberdeenshire’s green spaces and biodiversity project.  With help from Neil Clapperton of Common Weald Cider, and the involvement of local groups, it is Horizon’s hope to plant a community orchard on Saturday November 30 (meeting 10am) in the council land adjacent to […]

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Area Committee to Comment on Sea Walls

By Jane Cruickshank / November 18, 2019

COASTAL flood protection works for Stonehaven costed at £22.7 million go before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee on Tuesday for consideration and comment. Raising our sea walls is the preferred option to protect the town – following a coastal flood risk study and two public consultation sessions. The proposals came before Councillors at their […]

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A Volunteer on St Kilda

By Jane Cruickshank / November 17, 2019

STONEHAVEN Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club are hosting an illustrated talk by Sandy Reid, describing a volunteering experience on this remote, iconic island in the Atlantic Ocean. The event takes place at the Station Hotel Function Room on November 26 at 8pm. Non-members most welcome. Admission £2

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Community Council Seek Answers From Developer

By Jane Cruickshank / November 16, 2019

THE developer behind Ury Estate is invited to attend next month’s meeting of Stonehaven Community Council, SDCC, to answer questions they have about latest proposals there. Last month, a planning application was submitted for 19 flats in the listed building – whilst retaining the golf course club house in the lower ground floor that was […]

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Marilyns and Munros

By Jane Cruickshank / November 13, 2019

By Alistair Beeley – STONEHAVEN Mountaineering & Hillwalking Club’s November outing comprised a weekend meet at a favourite haunt, Inverardran Cottage, Crianlarich which is owned by The Ochils Mountaineering Club, and available for rent to other clubs. The cottage has a capacity of 18, but in the end 17 members attended. Friday saw a good […]

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Council Workers to Call Foul

By Jane Cruickshank / November 13, 2019

ABERDEENSHIRE Council’s bin men and grass cutters may soon be able to issue fixed penalty notices to owners who do not pick up after their dogs. This move was revealed at last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Council, where members were seeking an update on a topic they have been pursuing for several months […]

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Community Council Meeting

By Jane Cruickshank / November 11, 2019

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council, SDCC, meet in the Invercarron Resource Centre tomorrow (Tuesday, November 12) at 7pm. The latest police report and the recent application for apartments at Ury House are both up for discussion. Like all community councils, SDCC is a statutory consultee in local planning matters. And there will be updates on […]

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Poppy Wreaths and Seeds

By Jane Cruickshank / November 10, 2019

TODAY’S wreath laying service of remembrance at the War Memorial was followed by the scattering of poppy seeds by the parade participants and onlookers.

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Relieved Celebration for Mackie

By Jane Cruickshank / November 10, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray Mackie  24 – 21  Banff ON a cold, damp Saturday afternoon at Redcloak, Mackie played host to Banff. Both teams were on a high, having had excellent, if surprising, results last time out. It was Mackie who started better with strong running and good hands leading to 2 tries, one […]

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