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An Honour for Hamish

By Jane Cruickshank / August 1, 2020

EVEN as the new nominations for peerages were being announced by Downing Street yesterday, Stonehaven Lions paid their own heartfelt tribute to one man’s 36 years of quiet service to his community. But the presentation was anything but quiet. The skirl of pipes, courtesy of Grant Robbie of Newtonhill Pipe Band, heralded the arrival of […]


Lockdown Gallery

By Jane Cruickshank / July 30, 2020

NOW the last section of stones has been laid at the promenade, over two thousand miniature works of art are now on display – with even more to enjoy at the Wave Garden The project was undertaken by volunteers from Stonehaven Town Partnership and the Horizon Group – at the request of Aberdeenshire Council. It […]


Our Recreation Grounds

By Jane Cruickshank / July 25, 2020

THE putting and bowling greens are to remain closed to members of the public this year – but the Recreation Grounds trustees say they want to become more open to the community and find new ways to use the amenity. Like everyone, the Recreation Grounds have suffered the impact of the pandemic – a £35,640 […]


Museum Opening

By Jane Cruickshank / July 23, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S Tolbooth Museum will open its doors, for the first time since the lockdown, on Saturday afternoon from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The collection of memorabilia and historical information about Stonehaven is a popular attraction at the harbour. Saturday’s opening will enable the volunteers to assess and review the arrangements they have made to meet guidelines. […]


Phase One is Complete

By Jane Cruickshank / July 7, 2020

APPROXIMATELY one thousand stones are now on display at the promenade – the work of Stonehaven’s lockdown artists. It took two sessions to set the multi-coloured contributions into concrete, using a sine-wave to take the eye along the strip: who’d have thought a maths teacher was involved? This was a project funded by the Stonehaven […]


They Went The Distance

By Jane Cruickshank / July 7, 2020

STONEHAVEN may have been on lockdown, but that didn’t stop two local ladies from taking their daily exercise on behalf of a good cause. Both Mary Marr and Linda Johnstone took part in Going the Distance, a fundraising challenge for the Anchor Unit, where supporters were asked to collectively travel the perimeter of the North […]


Care Home Plans

By Jane Cruickshank / July 4, 2020

SCAPE Homes has submitted its planning application for a 59-bed care home with associated infrastructure, car parking and landscaping at the former gasworks at Cowgate. Many locals will already be familiar with the proposals, which were made public in a recent pre-application consultation. It should be noted representations must now be made to the planning […]


Opening Soon

By Jane Cruickshank / July 3, 2020

VISITORS to Stonehaven harbour will be relieved to hear its public toilets are re-opening on Wednesday July 8. Aberdeenshire Council have announced a list of locations across the Shire that will become similarly convenient next week: Alford Aboyne Banchory Banff Marina Bellabeg Braemar Bridge of Feuch Cruden Bay Ellon Fraserburgh Beach Gardenstown Harbour Glenmuick Huntly […]


A New Berth for Alison B

By Jane Cruickshank / June 29, 2020

AN old sailing dinghy that gave a Stonehaven family decades of fun has been transformed into a feature planter near the harbour. Now named the Alison B – the boat is freshly painted and planted and sits at the corner of Keith place. It was donated to the Horizon Group by Robin and Alison Barclay, […]


Revised Town Centre Measures

By Jane Cruickshank / June 24, 2020

ABERDEENSHIRE Council has issued its revised plans for ‘Spaces for People’ in Stonehaven’s town centre. Following engagement with councillors and key stakeholders, the scope of the proposed traffic restrictions initially proposed within Stonehaven has been reduced, which will see more on-street parking retained. The extent of the measures is now focused on where it is anticipated that queues may form or where there may be […]

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