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Stonehaven Loves Local

By bellmannews / August 7, 2020

From Dawn Black of Stonehaven Business Association – STUNNING Stonehaven and the Stonehaven Business Association (SBA) are running a new social media campaign as part of the Scotland’s Towns Partnerships Scotland Loves Local national initiative to encourage Scots to go back to their roots, think local first and support their local town centres.  As Scotland eases lockdown restrictions […]


Co-op Shares With Haven

By bellmannews / August 4, 2020

From Stewart Aitken, Co-op Member Pioneer Stonehaven – Stonehaven Co-op stores support the local Community Larder, “The Haven” through the company’s Food Share scheme THE HAVEN Community Larder has partnered with Stonehaven’s Co-op stores at Market Square and David Street as part of the company’s national Food Share initiative – and now receive daily donations […]


An Honour for Hamish

By Jane Cruickshank / August 1, 2020

EVEN as the new nominations for peerages were being announced by Downing Street yesterday, Stonehaven Lions paid their own heartfelt tribute to one man’s 36 years of quiet service to his community. But the presentation was anything but quiet. The skirl of pipes, courtesy of Grant Robbie of Newtonhill Pipe Band, heralded the arrival of […]


Feet of Clay

By bellmannews / August 1, 2020

By Marka Rifat – Some have been “digging for victory” for more than 80 years, and many of us have been spurred on sharply by Covid-19. I knew some original victory diggers, who had turned their gardening skills and their neat lawns over to growing fruit and vegetables, all to bolster self-sufficiency and support their […]


Funding for Hub

By bellmannews / July 31, 2020

From Stonehaven Business Association – THE Stonehaven Business Association are delighted to have been successful in their bid for the Scotland’s Towns Partnership “Towns’ Resilience & Recovery Fund” to expand and develop their Stunning Stonehaven website with the addition of a community hub mobile app alongside a “shop local” campaign. They have been awarded £12,000 […]


Saint’s Day Baptism

By bellmannews / July 25, 2020

From David Fleming of St James’ Church – TOMORROW Sunday 26th, we will welcome Revd Canon Joe Morrow for our St James’ Day Patronal Festival service at 10:00 am. During the service Revd Morrow will use our historic 1820 marble font to baptise baby Magnus Huthwaite, the first baptism in the Episcopal Church after lockdown. […]


Museum Opening

By Jane Cruickshank / July 23, 2020

STONEHAVEN’S Tolbooth Museum will open its doors, for the first time since the lockdown, on Saturday afternoon from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The collection of memorabilia and historical information about Stonehaven is a popular attraction at the harbour. Saturday’s opening will enable the volunteers to assess and review the arrangements they have made to meet guidelines. […]


Bucket and Spade

By bellmannews / July 19, 2020

CHARLES and Lorraine Watson welcome you to their new business opening in Stonehaven – a new ice cream shop, located next door to their award-winning Carron Fish Bar. The Carron Fish Bar is officially Scotland’s number 1 fish and chip shop for 2020, after rigorous rounds of judging in London in January at The National […]


Childcare Fund, Keep Your Distance and More!

By bellmannews / July 15, 2020

Snippets from the latest KDP bulletin –  Children in Scotland – Childcare FundA new fund launched aims to make childcare more accessible & affordable.Funding will be available to develop solutions to the barriers including cost of childcare, the hours available & accessibility for children with additional support needs. The application deadline date for the first round […]


Stonehaven’s Backyard

By bellmannews / July 15, 2020

From Jackie Niven – As the tourism industry cautiously begins to reopen, our community-based organisation, Our Mearns Tourism Association (OMTA), are delighted to responsibly support local tourism businesses and organisations promoting great experiences close to home. OMTA’s focus has been primarily on the domestic market, highlighting the relatively hidden gems the Mearns area has to […]

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