All posts in "Community"

Graveyard Discovery

By Jane Cruickshank / May 17, 2020

A MAN whose contribution to Scott’s 1901 expedition to Antarctica is commemorated by a mountain named after him, lies buried in Stonehaven – I’d never heard of him, have you? A passing glance at a modest gravestone in the Cowie kirkyard revealed that Helen Jane Welsh, whose name heads the gravestone, rests with her husband […]


Are You and Your Little Ones Missing Bookbug?

By bellmannews / May 17, 2020

By Julia Lawrie Morrison – Have you heard the buzz about Bookbug? Have you tried a Bookbug session with your child before? Bookbug sessions are a great way for families to spend time together and meet others in the local area! Bookbug is a national programme, run by The Scottish Book Trust, delivered to families […]


Police Scotland Survey

By bellmannews / May 14, 2020

Police Scotland are undertaking a survey to understand public confidence and experience of their approaches to policing the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. They invite your feedback to help shape how things are done, respond to local issues and concerns, and where communities might need additional support. Find the survey here.


Run For Emergency Kit

By bellmannews / May 14, 2020

From Live Life Aberdeenshire – Virtual run launched in aid of Sandpiper Trust – use your daily walk or run to raise money for a good cause Interested in some fun, friendly competition while getting your daily exercise, while also raising money for a good cause in local communities? Why not take part in a […]


Worthwhile causes benefit from Community Resilience Fund

By bellmannews / May 12, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Here is a round-up of grants that have been given to worthwhile causes in Kincardine and Mearns thanks to the Aberdeenshire Community Resilience Fund. Aberdeenshire Council recently approved the creation of the support mechanism in light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. In just a few weeks of the fund […]


Provost’s VE75 Tribute

By bellmannews / May 7, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council Communication Team – THE Provost of Aberdeenshire is encouraging the region to commemorate VE 75 tomorrow (May 8th) to mark the milestone anniversary of the moment the guns fell silent at the end of World War II in Europe. In a video message, Provost William Howatson records the tremendous debt of gratitude […]


Rainbow Footballers

By bellmannews / April 23, 2020

STONEHAVEN granny Linda Johnstone sent in this photograph of her two grandsons who had been set the task of making a rainbow by their mum, Christine Watson. Armed with loads of their football kits  and a few other bits and pieces, they put together this colourful assembly, then included themselves too.   Grandson Cameron, 10 years-old, […]


Harbour Improvements, Harbour History

By Jane Cruickshank / April 22, 2020

THE works needed to upgrade the steel sheet piles at Stonehaven harbour have been granted listed building consent. The piles encasing the end sections of the Net Pier, Fish Jetty and South Pier were put in place approximately 60 to 70 years ago, to protect the stonework of the jetties. If you are interested in […]


From Valet to Volunteer

By bellmannews / April 14, 2020

Boss of Ovenu Stonehaven continues to serve community by delivering prescriptions The owner of oven valeting firm Ovenu Stonehaven is using his van for a rather different purpose – delivering prescription drugs to those unable to leave their homes. Ross Walker has joined a band of fellow volunteers who collect medicines from the town’s two […]


Our Mearns Interrupted

By bellmannews / April 13, 2020

OUR Mearns Tourism Association has produced a short film as a reminder of the attractions waiting for us – when we can once again explore the area on our doorsteps. The words were penned by OMTA chairman Jackie Niven and spoken by a young Mearns resident, Corrie McIntosh. The latest update from the group recognises […]

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