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Mackie Cop it at Redcloak

By Jane Cruickshank / October 13, 2019

Mackie v North Police by Ian Gray – and full league results – After a two week break from Caley League 2 action, Mackie were hosts to North Police in a game transferred to Redcloak as their Woodside pitch was unavailable. First blood went to the boys in blue with an unconverted try giving them […]

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Ury Houses Objection

By Jane Cruickshank / October 10, 2019

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council are to object to proposals for more housing at Ury Estate. In August, Kirkwood Homes submitted an application for the erection of 33 dwellinghouses and associated infrastructure at the estate. At Tuesday’s community council meeting, Paul Lindopp told fellow members he felt SDCC should object – as concerns raised last […]

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Holyrood Hot Air on Climate?

By Jane Cruickshank / October 9, 2019

IN the midst of Scotland’s Climate Week, a councillor has accused the Scottish Government of failing to provide local authorities the funds they need to take action towards a net-zero society. Cllr Sarah Dickinson made the comments at Tuesday’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, when a member asked why Aberdeenshire Council was the […]

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Mackie Pupils Judged Best

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

A TEAM from Mackie made their case to be crowned the area’s top legal eagles in a court room competition. Pupils from four secondary schools became lawyers, witnesses, court staff, jurors – and even court reporters and press officers – when they took part in the tenth annual ‘Mock Trials’ competition on Saturday, October 5. […]

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Good Teamwork by Mackie

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

By Eric Lindsay – Scores from this weekend Mackie U18  15    Granite City 42 Mackie U16  60  Granite City 7 Mackie U15 29    Granite City 12 Mackie U14 36    Granite City 7 Mackie U13 35    Granite City 10 Mackie U14 v Granite City U14 – Sunday 6th October With Redcloak being […]

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Help Wanted at Talking Newspaper

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

By Hazel Littlewood – Stonehaven Talking Newspaper, also known as The Spik O’ the Mearns, is seeking new volunteers to help people who are registered visually impaired. For 23 years the group have been producing a weekly recording of local news which is then posted out,  all completely free of charge.  There is also a […]

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Royal Visit Showcases Stonehaven Across World

By Jane Cruickshank / October 3, 2019

A PERFECT autumn day of sunshine greeted the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, allowing them to appreciate all that makes Stonehaven a stunning place to visit. While hundreds of locals will mark the day with their photographs and memories, the visit brought global coverage of the town and its attractions. The fame of Charles McHardy’s […]

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Across the Grain festival Underway

By Jane Cruickshank / October 1, 2019

THE festival celebrating the cultural life, heritage, language, music and stories of the north east is now underway, with Stonehaven’s first events taking place on Friday. Scots Singer of the Year Iona Fyfe is leading a vocal workshop at the Town Hall from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Booking is essential, but this is open to all […]

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Bag Your Spring Blossoms

By Jane Cruickshank / October 1, 2019

THE Horizon Group is holding its annual sale of bulbs at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 5. Nobody understands the need to forward plan your floral displays than the local volunteers who tend the town’s planters and hanging baskets. And autumn is the time to get planting your daffodils and tulips for the early […]

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Praise When Praise is Due

By Jane Cruickshank / September 30, 2019

Dear Bellman Just over two weeks ago I contacted Aberdeenshire Council about a pothole in a pavement, a blocked drain and an overgrown path. Today I noticed that they have all been sorted. Well done the council! It’s very easy to criticize when things don’t happen so I felt it was only fair to give […]

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