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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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Mackie U16s Back in Action

By Jane Cruickshank / September 30, 2019

Mackie U16 v Ross Sutherland U16 Cross conference fixture September 29 by Eric Lindsay – Mackie U14 33 RS 21Mackie U15 50  RS 0Mackie  U16 54 RS 28 THIS was a welcome return to rugby action for the U16 squad with no action in the previous weeks due to a free weekend, followed by Gordonstoun […]

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Volunteering Some Good Advice

By Jane Cruickshank / September 29, 2019

Looking for a new opportunity? Volunteer at Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau – by Kelley Macpherson The Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau (Kamcab) in Stonehaven is looking for new volunteer advisers to join their team. As an adviser, some of your tasks could include interviewing clients, providing information and advice, giving practical help, […]

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Stonehaven Refills on Tap

By Jane Cruickshank / September 29, 2019

By Fiona Basford – REFILL is a scheme set up by City to Sea – a non for profit campaigning organisation aiming to prevent plastic pollution at source. Businesses can get involved by downloading the app and signing up as a Refill station to advertise the fact that they are happy to refill your reusable […]

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Royal Visitors for Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

THREE Stonehaven businesses are looking forward to sharing their unique offerings to our future monarchs next week. According to the online diary for The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay will visit Stonehaven town centre on Wednesday October 2. Meanwhile W M Donald, a family run construction and civil engineering business, are […]

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