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A tale of those double doors

By bellmannews / January 31, 2019

by John Cruickshank   Though today we are proud to have a lifeboat station,  in 1934 the RNLI closed the lifeboat shed, much to the dismay and misgiving of the local inhabitants at the time. An unknown author wrote an article in December 1934. It was published in the Mearns Leader and Kincardinshire Mail, and, […]

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Tidying and sweeping

By bellmannews / January 30, 2019

ON Monday, Robin Barclay was spotted out with his shovel and brush, clearing away the sand and seaweed thrown up by the previous night’s high seas. Robin also keeps an eye on the steep path leading from Castle Street to the Bervie Braes. Meanwhile, the Horizon Group outing this week took the volunteers to the […]

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Full marks

By bellmannews / January 30, 2019

Dear Bellman 10/10 to Aberdeenshire Roads Department – they have gritted the Bervie Braes foot/cycle path right up to Redcliff corner, and all the way up to the Braehead estate from Dunnottar Avenue. Thanks Guys. Martin Sim

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It’s the circular economy, stupid

By bellmannews / January 30, 2019

or – waste not want not As householders, we should see value not waste in our bins. This is one of the aims of a new waste strategy approved last week by Aberdeenshire Council, who wants to maximise its income from recycling. To make this happen, we are to have a new collection regime with […]

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Stonehaven’s Bay Walk Sculptures

By bellmannews / January 28, 2019

By Martin Sim   Stonehaven’s Bay Walk sculptures are an interesting addition to the very pleasant seaside walk that can be enjoyed from one end of the bay to the other, at any time of the year. The majority are the work of a local man who prefers to keep a low profile. None of […]

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Seeing double

By bellmannews / January 24, 2019

By John Cruickshank I thought you may be interested to hear of a recent Stonehaven adventure.You will be aware that the Stonehaven area is the homeland of Robert Burns’ father, William, who was born in the Mearns in 1721. He moved to Edinburgh in 1748 and latterly on to Ayrshire where he married Agnes Bourne […]

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Jubilee of Stonehaven Recreation Grounds

By bellmannews / January 20, 2019

Event to Coincide with Opening of New Swimming Pool How County Town’s Playground Has Grown First posted December 21, 1933 The jubilee of Stonehaven’s Recreation Grounds falls next year, and the opening of the new swimming pool will add to the interest in the event. The growth of the Recreation Grounds during the past fifty […]

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Harbour sightings

By bellmannews / January 18, 2019

From George Reid Red Shank enjoying a paddle in Stonehaven harbour today. Also sighted was a seal that’s been visiting, taking a tour of the inner harbour.

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Horizon Group back in action

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

With Burns night fast approaching, it was perhaps appropriate that pruning and tidying the Burns Memorial Garden was the first outing this year for the volunteers. The group meet each Tuesday morning, weather permitting, and carry out a range of tasks from litter picking, to planting – all aimed at keeping Stonehaven looking its best. […]

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Planning applications this week

By bellmannews / December 10, 2018

This is an extract from the Aberdeenshire Weekly List 10 December 2018.  The application was registered last week within the Kincardine & Mearns Area of Aberdeenshire Council and can be viewed online at https://upa.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online-applications/. Land At New Mains Of Ury, Ury, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire Applicant: McLaughlin And Harvey Full Planning Permission for Erection of Site Office […]

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