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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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MACKIE UP TO THIRD WITH VICTORY IN INVERGORDON

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

Match report by Ian Gray – ROSS Gray led his Mackie Bears into battle against Ross Sutherland Stags on a grey and overcast day up in Invergordon. Mackie were looking for what would be their third win in a row, but their first away win of season 2019/20. Early skirmishes saw the two teams test […]

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Young Musicians and Bothy Ballads

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

A Week of Musical Entertainment Organised by our Rotary Club By Jennifer McDonald On Wednesday evening, 27th November, Stonehaven Rotary Club are organising the annual Young Musician Competition at Mackie Academy at 7pm in the Assembly Hall. Admission is free – no need for a ticket. Refreshments will be provided at the interval. Come and […]

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Additional Support In The Pool

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

From Live Life Aberdeenshire – ARE you the parent or carer of a child with Additional Support Needs (ASN)? Do you struggle to find sporting opportunities for them? Thousands of children across the area benefit from Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Learn to Swim programme every year. Now classes have been introduced specifically for ASN pupils, offering […]

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Memory Lanes

By Jane Cruickshank / November 24, 2019

The paths of my childhood by “The Mearns Rover” – There is a hidden side to Stonehaven, which as a child I loved. I suppose it is common to all villages, towns and cities, but it requires local knowledge built up from years of exploring … the often-unknown paths that connect one street to another. […]

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Project Brewing at Edenholme

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2019

From this week’s KDP bulletin – COULD you or your organisation help set up a Community Café at Edenholme Care Home?  The main aim of the café is to combat loneliness and social isolation and the impact these can have on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing.  By encouraging people to chat over cups of tea and […]

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