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New Postmaster Required

By Jane Cruickshank / May 12, 2020

POST Office Ltd is advertising Stonehaven as having a vacancy – following the closure of the Keystore business early last month. They are seeking applicants to set up a new Post Office in the town. The successful retailer could either purchase the current business or incorporate a Post Office Local into their existing or proposed […]

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Tipping Point

By Jane Cruickshank / May 5, 2020

A COMMUNITY councillor is asking Stonehaven residents to hold on to their rubbish until our recycling centre at Redcloak can reopen – while the council warns that fly-tippers will be prosecuted. Mike Duncan told the Bellman he had contacted waste service officers after the news over the weekend that a number of recycling centres in […]

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Pitch Perfect

By Jane Cruickshank / April 27, 2020

COMPETITION quality sports pitches could be on the cards for Stonehaven with a new, strategic approach to the provision of outdoor facilities. Officers from Live Life Aberdeenshire, LLA, have looked at the seven playing field areas in the town – with their mixed bag of ownership and a range of booking and payment arrangements. Facilities […]

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Bid for Mast Cash

By Jane Cruickshank / April 22, 2020

MEARNS FM could be the first group to benefit from this year’s Area Committee budget when councillors consider their request for funding at their meeting next week. The community radio station has been broadcasting its local mix of entertainment and information since June 2009. Mearns FM uses transmitters in Stonehaven, Inverbervie and Laurencekirk – and […]

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Harbour Improvements, Harbour History

By Jane Cruickshank / April 22, 2020

THE works needed to upgrade the steel sheet piles at Stonehaven harbour have been granted listed building consent. The piles encasing the end sections of the Net Pier, Fish Jetty and South Pier were put in place approximately 60 to 70 years ago, to protect the stonework of the jetties. If you are interested in […]

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Skype Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / March 23, 2020

Ury Road to be decided tomorrow – COUNCILLORS of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee will hold their meeting tomorrow using Skype. The technology will undoubtedly prove useful in allowing the work of Aberdeenshire Council to continue safely during these difficult times. Councillor Sarah Dickinson told The Bellman: ”I had two meetings this morning one […]

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Church Members Ramp Up Opposition to Steps

By Jane Cruickshank / March 12, 2020

CONGREGATION members of a Stonehaven church are demanding a redesign of the stepped access to the refurbished White Bridge – and have produced drawings showing how it could be done with ramps. The elegant wrought iron bridge over the River Carron has become the subject of controversy thanks to the increased height at which the […]

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Nest In Peace

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2020

THE removal of seagull nests and eggs in the town centre is not going ahead this year as insufficient residents and businesses are willing to contribute to the cost. If you look to the roofs and chimneys of any property around the Market Square, you are likely to see a Herring Gull perched there, admiring […]

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Trying to Find Land

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S rugby club has the money to develop a sports facility that could be used by other groups and are keen to find land that suits. Alan Venters of Mackie Academy FP RFC, who recently lost their second pitch at Redcloak, addressed last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. He told those present […]

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Wall To Come Down

By Jane Cruickshank / March 4, 2020

FLOOD protection contractors have been given the go-ahead for the demolition and reconstruction of a stretch of wall at the River Carron. Some 13 objections to McLaughlin & Harvey’s application for listed building consent for its demolition and subsequent reconstruction were received. These cited concerns including the loss of character and heritage of the wall, […]

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