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Lockdown Art Set in Stone

By Jane Cruickshank / June 17, 2020

STONES painted during the lockdown are wanted for a collaborative project at Stonehaven’s promenade – a stretch of turf behnd the Town Hall has been cleared and is now a blank canvas waiting for contributions from members of the public. Colourful stones have appeared all around Stonehaven over the past weeks, left by their artists […]

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Cones For Town Centre

By Jane Cruickshank / June 15, 2020

ABERDEENSHIRE Council want to place hundreds of cones around Stonehaven town centre – turning parking spaces into safe space for pedestrians. And our beachfront businesses could be corralled by water-filled barriers like those on the Bervie Braes – again to give more pavement room for social distancing. The plan below shows what is on the […]

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Phoenix Fund Proposal

By Jane Cruickshank / June 10, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S Business Association has registered its interest in a £10,000 business stimulation fund – with a community hub website / phone app being proposed. Aberdeenshire Council’s Phoenix Fund aims to stimulate our town centres after the rigours of the lockdown – through collaborative business led projects. One idea being promoted is a Stonehaven version of […]

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Coop Community Fund

By Jane Cruickshank / June 4, 2020

From Stewart Aitken, Coop Member Pioneer Stonehaven – Every time Stonehaven Coop members buy Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their purchase is donated to local causes – in their local community.  Now more than ever we are seeing the difference these donations make to amazing causes, especially those supporting their local communities through the current […]

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Ury Road Appeal

By Jane Cruickshank / June 3, 2020

KIRKWOOD Homes’ appeal against the recent refusal of planning permission for their East Lodge road infrastructure will be determined by a site visit by a reporter from the Scottish Government’s Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals. In March, councillors of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee voted against the developer’s proposals citing concerns about the […]

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Home Theatre

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

URY Players have not let the lockdown bring the curtain down on their performances – they have been putting on a show from home instead. The first on-line performance premiered on their YouTube channel on Monday 18th May. And with that success under their belts, they are releasing one play a week until they run […]

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Support Fund Boost

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

From Jacky Niven of KDP – KINCARDINESHIRE Development Partnership (KDP) are thrilled to announce the launch of their Supporting Communities Fund for Kincardine and Mearns. They are making £36,000 available to community groups throughout the area who are currently responding to the COVID19 crisis. On 18th March, the Scottish Government announced an investment of £350 […]

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Going The Distance

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

A STONEHAVEN woman is to cycle the land train route every day, having been inspired by a charity challenge. Mary Marr spotted online the Friends of Anchor’s challenge to collectively cover the full distance of the perimeter of the North-east of Scotland, including Aberdeen and Shire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland – a distance of 2600 […]

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Do Your Bit for the Town

By Jane Cruickshank / June 1, 2020

THE Horizon Group is echoing Aberdeenshire Council’s plea for residents and business owners to smarten up our town by clearing our streets of weeds. With the lifting of restrictions, the volunteers are able to start tidying and planting, working in a manner that conforms with the latest guidelines from the Scottish Government. Last year, Horizon […]

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Free Sanitary Products

By Jane Cruickshank / May 22, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council Communications Team – A NEW free online ordering service has been launched for young people living in Aberdeenshire who require sanitary products during the Coronavrius (Covid-19) pandemic. Aberdeenshire Council provides free sanitary products for those who require them thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. However, as many schools and public buildings […]

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