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Community Rally Round Loo

By Jane Cruickshank / August 15, 2019

WITH tradesmen doing work for free and a crowdfunding effort pulling in the cash, visitors and locals alike are showing their support for our beach toilets. Back in 2016, Aunt Betty’s and the Bay Fish and Chips came to the rescue of the facility when the council announced their closure. Since then, the two businesses […]

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Opera Highlights

By Jane Cruickshank / August 15, 2019

SCOTTISH Opera will perform in Stonehaven Town Hall this September with a celebration of opera in the guise of a special garden party. The evening of Opera Highlights features music from some of the world’s most celebrated composers, including Britten, Donizetti and Mozart, alongside new work from Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Samuel Bordoli. The […]

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Chat for Cash

By Jane Cruickshank / August 14, 2019

IF your group has a spokesperson with the gift of the gab then they could earn a useful pot of cash towards a project. KDP Community Cash is Participatory Budgeting on a small scale… an exercise in real time democracy as an evening audience decides which project will take home a £300 micro grant. Stonehaven […]

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Carronside Sale

By Jane Cruickshank / August 14, 2019

The first church sale for the new Carronside Parish will take place in St Bridget’s Hall in Dunnottar Avenue on Saturday 17th August from 10am till noon. The new parish was formed earlier this year, when Dunnottar and the South churches joined in union. At the sale, there will be coffee/tea and goodies for only […]

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Update on Toilet Vandalism

By Jane Cruickshank / August 14, 2019

Police Scotland North East Division have just posted the following on their Facebook page A 46-year-old man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today (Wednesday August 14, 2019) after the public toilets at Stonehaven’s Promenade were vandalised. The facility was targeted twice on Friday August 2, 2019, and an investigation was launched. PC […]

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School Parking, Dog Fouling and Twinning

By Jane Cruickshank / August 12, 2019

TOMORROW’S meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council will see various reports from members and an opportunity for public discussion of the twinning campaign. Emma Storey of Aberdeenshire Council will detail the Park Smart Campaign, which is aimed at parents parking at school entrances. A recent planning application for a new footbridge at Dunnottar Park, […]

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Footpath Closure and Webcams

By Jane Cruickshank / August 12, 2019

THE riverside footpath from the Green Bridge to the Carronhall footpath will close on Thursday for six months. The closure is to enable the flood works – which are a source of interest to many passing pedestrians. So if the closure means you will miss being able to keep an eye on progress, then a […]

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Inspirational Danish Visitor

By Jane Cruickshank / August 11, 2019

A LARGE yacht tied up in Stonehaven tonight is crewed by Multiple Sclerosis sufferers in a move that was the brainchild of a Danish specialist. The Sailing Sclerosis Foundation was established by Dr Mikkel Anthonisen, of Copenhagen University Hospital. It is hoped its project, Oceans of Hope (OOH), will change the perception of MS by […]

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Community Council Seeks New Members

By Jane Cruickshank / August 11, 2019

From Mike Duncan of Stonehaven and District Community Council Are You Interested in the Future of Stonehaven? Stonehaven is facing some important challenges ahead including improvements to the town centre, local schools, leisure facilities, healthcare provision, housing development and additional retail capacity in the town.   The Stonehaven & District Community Council (SDCC) is a […]

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Glaslaw Bridge Inspection

By Jane Cruickshank / August 10, 2019

Stonehaven’s Glaslaw Bridge will be one of a series of bridges across Aberdeenshire to have an archway inspection next week using specialist access equipment. The local authority’s bridge maintenance team will gain a unique perspective of the structures using an ‘underbridge unit’ to view the underside – essential work that would otherwise be very difficult […]

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