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Church Members Ramp Up Opposition to Steps

By Jane Cruickshank / March 12, 2020

CONGREGATION members of a Stonehaven church are demanding a redesign of the stepped access to the refurbished White Bridge – and have produced drawings showing how it could be done with ramps. The elegant wrought iron bridge over the River Carron has become the subject of controversy thanks to the increased height at which the […]

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Nest In Peace

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2020

THE removal of seagull nests and eggs in the town centre is not going ahead this year as insufficient residents and businesses are willing to contribute to the cost. If you look to the roofs and chimneys of any property around the Market Square, you are likely to see a Herring Gull perched there, admiring […]

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Trying to Find Land

By Jane Cruickshank / March 11, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S rugby club has the money to develop a sports facility that could be used by other groups and are keen to find land that suits. Alan Venters of Mackie Academy FP RFC, who recently lost their second pitch at Redcloak, addressed last night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council. He told those present […]

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Wall To Come Down

By Jane Cruickshank / March 4, 2020

FLOOD protection contractors have been given the go-ahead for the demolition and reconstruction of a stretch of wall at the River Carron. Some 13 objections to McLaughlin & Harvey’s application for listed building consent for its demolition and subsequent reconstruction were received. These cited concerns including the loss of character and heritage of the wall, […]

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Road Decision Deferred

By Jane Cruickshank / March 4, 2020

COUNCILLORS have requested a site visit before determining Kirkwood Homes’ application for East Lodge road infrastructure at Ury Estate. At yesterday’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee meeting, some two and a half hours were spent discussing the proposals that would see the completion of a road linking the Slug and Netherley Roads – keeping the […]

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Mackie Takes on ‘Shire

By Jane Cruickshank / March 1, 2020

Match report by Ian Gray – THIS vital Caledonia North League 2 game had to be transferred to Mackie Academy Playing Fields from a waterlogged Redcloak. It was a 2nd v 4th contest, and would go a long way to deciding who gains promotion to Caley League 1. A nasty wind made handling difficult, something […]

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Trees Could Be Lost For Road

By Jane Cruickshank / March 1, 2020

A BELT of trees that has been a feature of Stonehaven’s hinterland for over 100 years will be felled if a new road proposed for Ury Estate gets the go ahead. On Tuesday, the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee will consider Kirkwood Homes’ application for full planning permission for its East Lodge link road infrastructure […]

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The Battle Continues

By Jane Cruickshank / February 17, 2020

HORIZON volunteers will be back on the attack tomorrow in the town centre. Armed with hoes and handtools, they will be continuing an assualt on the unwanted moss, grasses and dandelions that detract from the appearance of the area. This will be the group’s fourth sortie this year, in what has been dubbed their ‘war […]

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Raising the Standard

By Jane Cruickshank / February 17, 2020

THE Union Jack on the Market Square could soon be fluttering on a new flagpole. The Royal British Legion has applied for listed building consent for the erection of a replacement flagpole at their premises. The drawing accompanying the application shows a like for like replacement at the C-listed building. Full details on the application, […]

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Last Gasp Mackie Win the Day

By Jane Cruickshank / February 16, 2020

Match report by Ian Gray – ON the drive up to Banff, the gale force wind was buffeting the car and the rain was beginning to lash down. Could a meaningful game of rugby be played in such conditions? Should a game of rugby be played in such conditions, even if the ground is considered […]

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