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Memorable Launch Image

By bellmannews / May 1, 2019

FOR a few short hours, as the skies darkened on Monday evening, Stonehaven’s War Memorial glowed gold. Monuments and landmarks across the country were being illuminated to launch RNLI’s fundraising campaign, May Day. Local photographer Murray Aitken turned to for Stonehaven’s event, producing this amazing image. Lorraine Clark of Stonehaven RNLI said a special thanks […]

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Tennis Club Calls for Tesco Cash Votes

By bellmannews / April 30, 2019

Stonehaven Tennis Club is hoping to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects and delivered by greenspace scotland. Three groups in every Tesco region have been […]

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St. John Passion

By bellmannews / April 29, 2019

THE Stonehaven Chorus will perform this piece of sacred music by J. S. Bach at the Town Hall next month. Featuring around 60 members, the choir rehearses at Mackie Academy each week from August till May. Each year, they show off their talents at concerts in December and May, as well as additional recitals. On […]

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Wind Farm Fund

By bellmannews / April 28, 2019

The Hillhead of Auquhirie Windfarm Community Fund opens for applications on 1st May until 31 July 2019. Applications to the fund can be made from groups and projects which benefit the community council areas of: Arbuthnott Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar Mearns Stonehaven & District Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from the KDP office at windfarms@kdp.scot […]

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New Environment Group’s First Meeting

By bellmannews / April 28, 2019

THE inaugural meeting of the new environment group, Greener Kincardine and Mearns, will be held in Stonehaven Community Centre at 7pm on Thursday 2nd May.   Claudia Cowie, Aberdeenshire Council team leader for  sustainability and climate change is the guest speaker. Anyone interested in environmental issues is welcome to attend.

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High Five on Ben Lawers

By bellmannews / April 26, 2019

A great day out on the Lawers ridge was all but guaranteed when two of the Stonehaven Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club party were “blessed” by a seagull prior to leaving the Square at 7am. A few wet wipes later, all was well and we set out for the hills. With the usual military precision a […]

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Mayday Call From RNLI

By bellmannews / April 25, 2019

STONEHAVEN’S RNLI are launching their own call for support by lighting up the War Memorial yellow on 29th April, for the start of their charity’s Mayday event. Landmarks across the country will be transformed by yellow light on the same day, to draw attention to the need for funding for the crews’ vital protective kit. The […]

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A Wealth of Funding Options

By bellmannews / April 21, 2019

Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.  Lots and lots of information to share with you this week….  Children In Need  Children in Need’s Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year, for up to three years. Check here to see if your project should apply. If you […]

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Mackie’s Band of Gold

By bellmannews / April 19, 2019

MACKIE Academy’s school concert band was one of three from Aberdeenshire to receive an award at the national finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival. Portlethen Academy Concert Band, conducted by Sarah Gove, received the Gold Plus Award. Gold Awards were given to the Mackie Academy Concert Band, also conducted by Sarah Gove, and South […]

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Funds Boost for Horizon

By bellmannews / April 18, 2019

THE town’s civic pride volunteers received a welcome boost this week, when Councillor Wendy Agnew presented them with a cheque for £2,500. Mrs Agnew was making the presentation on behalf of a Stonehaven woman, who, in memory of her recently deceased husband, decided she wanted to support groups working for the benefit of the town. […]

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