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Saturday Switch On

By Jane Cruickshank / November 28, 2019

CHRISTMAS kicks off on Saturday with the Stonehaven Christmas Lights Switch on Event. Volunteers are already braving the damp and cold to erect and decorate the tree donated to the Community Council by Richard Holman Baird of Rickarton Estate and festooned with lights purchased last year by an array of organisations and businesses. One trader […]


Young Musicians and Bothy Ballads

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

A Week of Musical Entertainment Organised by our Rotary Club By Jennifer McDonald On Wednesday evening, 27th November, Stonehaven Rotary Club are organising the annual Young Musician Competition at Mackie Academy at 7pm in the Assembly Hall. Admission is free – no need for a ticket. Refreshments will be provided at the interval. Come and […]


Memory Lanes

By Jane Cruickshank / November 24, 2019

The paths of my childhood by “The Mearns Rover” – There is a hidden side to Stonehaven, which as a child I loved. I suppose it is common to all villages, towns and cities, but it requires local knowledge built up from years of exploring … the often-unknown paths that connect one street to another. […]


Project Brewing at Edenholme

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2019

From this week’s KDP bulletin – COULD you or your organisation help set up a Community Café at Edenholme Care Home?  The main aim of the café is to combat loneliness and social isolation and the impact these can have on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing.  By encouraging people to chat over cups of tea and […]


No Pause in Litter Campaign

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2019

By Marion Montgomery – The “PAWS ON PLASTIC’ campaign has this week soared to 10,000 dog owners picking up a couple of pieces of litter on every walk, every day, removing over 14 MILLION pieces of litter a year from our streets, beaches, parks and countryside. Founded in Stonehaven, in November 2018 by Primary School […]


All Aboard for the AGM

By Jane Cruickshank / November 21, 2019

THEY brought us the land train and have not long completed their refurbishment of the Court Building – and on Tuesday evening Stonehaven Town Partnership, STP, will have its AGM. Most people in Stonehaven will know and enjoy seeing the Stoney Express as it rattles around town with its coaches full of waving visitors. And […]


Bear Seeks New Home

By Jane Cruickshank / November 20, 2019

From Sandra McWilliam – ON Saturday 23rd November Stonehaven Bowling Club hosts its first Christmas Fair at their social club at the recreation grounds from 11 am to 4 pm. Leading their fund raising for a new viewing shelter, is Cecil the Bear, who is fully house trained and will be raffled on the day. […]


Come Plant a Community Orchard

By Jane Cruickshank / November 18, 2019

Dear Bellman, Stonehaven Horizon Project has been engaging with Aberdeenshire Council”s Greenspace Project Officer, Tajana Telisman Sosic, supporting Aberdeenshire’s green spaces and biodiversity project.  With help from Neil Clapperton of Common Weald Cider, and the involvement of local groups, it is Horizon’s hope to plant a community orchard on Saturday November 30 (meeting 10am) in the council land adjacent to […]


A Volunteer on St Kilda

By Jane Cruickshank / November 17, 2019

STONEHAVEN Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club are hosting an illustrated talk by Sandy Reid, describing a volunteering experience on this remote, iconic island in the Atlantic Ocean. The event takes place at the Station Hotel Function Room on November 26 at 8pm. Non-members most welcome. Admission £2


Marilyns and Munros

By Jane Cruickshank / November 13, 2019

By Alistair Beeley – STONEHAVEN Mountaineering & Hillwalking Club’s November outing comprised a weekend meet at a favourite haunt, Inverardran Cottage, Crianlarich which is owned by The Ochils Mountaineering Club, and available for rent to other clubs. The cottage has a capacity of 18, but in the end 17 members attended. Friday saw a good […]

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