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MS Society Yoga

By Jane Cruickshank / October 31, 2019

MS Society Aberdeen Local Group have started a new seated yoga class in Stonehaven. This group started on Thursday 10th October and will run until Christmas. It is held in Stonehaven Bowling Club from 12:15 – 13:00 each week. There is no charge to participants and anyone with multiple sclerosis, their carers and family members are […]


Bothy Ballad Fundraiser

By Jane Cruickshank / October 26, 2019

STONEHAVEN Rotary club has organised another Bothy Ballads Night on Saturday 30th November with Geordie Murison and friends back to entertain by popular request! Tickets are available from members of Stonehaven Rotary Club, Ma Simpson, Guilianotti’s and the Rose Bowl. Funds raised will go to local charities.


Cash for Sports Clubs

By Jane Cruickshank / October 18, 2019

The following is an excerpt from the latest KDP bulletin Aberdeenshire Sports Council Club Grants Funding is available to sports clubs for several areas including equipment, events, development, start-ups, travel and development.   The maximum amount available is £500 and the funding must be matched by the club. For more information on the individual grants available […]


Flipping Good Photos

By Jane Cruickshank / October 16, 2019

A HASTILY grabbed snap taken by Bellman volunteer John Cruickshank has attracted a huge amount of attention on The Bellman Facebook page. As you know, The Bellman is put together by a small number of volunteers – John together with George Reid comprise about half of the team! And they were both bobbing around the […]


KDP Annual General Meeting

By Jane Cruickshank / October 15, 2019

The KDP Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 31 October at 7pm at the Jubilee Hall, Cookston Road, Portlethen, AB12 4QE.  The evening will include a short film demonstrating the work that KDP undertakes within the community. Everyone is very welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. We are still looking for community […]


Mackie Pupils Judged Best

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

A TEAM from Mackie made their case to be crowned the area’s top legal eagles in a court room competition. Pupils from four secondary schools became lawyers, witnesses, court staff, jurors – and even court reporters and press officers – when they took part in the tenth annual ‘Mock Trials’ competition on Saturday, October 5. […]


Help Wanted at Talking Newspaper

By Jane Cruickshank / October 8, 2019

By Hazel Littlewood – Stonehaven Talking Newspaper, also known as The Spik O’ the Mearns, is seeking new volunteers to help people who are registered visually impaired. For 23 years the group have been producing a weekly recording of local news which is then posted out,  all completely free of charge.  There is also a […]


Bag Your Spring Blossoms

By Jane Cruickshank / October 1, 2019

THE Horizon Group is holding its annual sale of bulbs at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 5. Nobody understands the need to forward plan your floral displays than the local volunteers who tend the town’s planters and hanging baskets. And autumn is the time to get planting your daffodils and tulips for the early […]


Praise When Praise is Due

By Jane Cruickshank / September 30, 2019

Dear Bellman Just over two weeks ago I contacted Aberdeenshire Council about a pothole in a pavement, a blocked drain and an overgrown path. Today I noticed that they have all been sorted. Well done the council! It’s very easy to criticize when things don’t happen so I felt it was only fair to give […]


Volunteering Some Good Advice

By Jane Cruickshank / September 29, 2019

Looking for a new opportunity? Volunteer at Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau – by Kelley Macpherson The Kincardine & Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau (Kamcab) in Stonehaven is looking for new volunteer advisers to join their team. As an adviser, some of your tasks could include interviewing clients, providing information and advice, giving practical help, […]

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