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Latest Crime Report

By Jane Cruickshank / September 11, 2019

from Police Scotland – Community Council Report This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns Community area for the period 1 to 31 August 2019. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council […]

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Linda’s Journey

By Jane Cruickshank / September 7, 2019

THE widow of popular north east MSP Alex Johnstone who died after battling cancer in 2016, is to have her head shaved for Myeloma UK as she herself fights this illness. After suffering a range of ‘aches and pains’ Linda Johnstone, who lives in Stonehaven, was given a battery of tests before being diagnosed with […]

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Water On Tap at Park

By Jane Cruickshank / September 2, 2019

SCOTTISH Water have submitted a planning application for the installation of a water bottle refill station at Queen Elizabeth Park. The gentain blue tap featuring the words, ‘your water your life’ would be sited to the left of the pathway leading into the Leisure Centre. The application states there would not be a requirement for […]

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Progress on empowering schools across Aberdeenshire

By StoneyLisa / August 30, 2019

Aberdeenshire councillors today agreed a number of key workstreams to progress with the devolution of school budgets. As part of a national drive to empower head teachers, primary schools across the local area will have more flexibility on how budgets are used in a similar way to the way secondaries have been able to operate […]

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Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund

By StoneyLisa / August 30, 2019

The Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund opened for applications on 1 July 2019. Applications to the fund can be made from not-for-profit groups and organisations based in the following Community Council areas: • Crathes, Drumoak and Durris • Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore • North Kincardine Rural • Portlethen and District • Stonehaven and District […]

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RNLI Rescue Video

By bellmannews / August 27, 2019

Lifeboats news release – STONEHAVEN’S RNLI crew were paged at 20.46 on Sunday by Aberdeen Coastguard to reports of a jet skier in trouble in Stonehaven Bay. A video was made of the rescue and gives a great insight into the drama of a call out. The crew launched the Atlantic 75 ‘Miss Betty’ with […]

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Business Park for Braehead

By Jane Cruickshank / August 27, 2019

Bancon Group and Dickinson Trust Ltd have submitted proposals for five workshop/Warehouse and Office units including associated yards, parking, landscaping and infrastructure at land adjacent to the A92/A957 Junction, East Newtonleys. The Dickinson Trust Ltd, is trustee for The Dunnottar Trust (Dunecht Estates). Planning permission in principle for development on the 9.5 ha site was […]

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New Homes Proposed at Ury

By Jane Cruickshank / August 26, 2019

KIRKWOOD Homes have submitted an application for planning permission for 33 new homes and associated infrastructure at Ury Estate. These homes are in addition to the 230 houses which gained permission as an enabling development for restoration of the mansion house and which are being accommodated at a higher density than first planned – freeing […]

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Willie Bags Munros

By Jane Cruickshank / August 26, 2019

THOUGH The Bellman normally sticks to only news about Stonehaven and its people, we’ll make an exception for this bit of BBC news about our former Kincardine and Mearns area manager based at Viewmount. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-49446786

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Costa Del Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / August 25, 2019

Photo gallery and Harbour Festival special junior report WITH the town basking in glorious sunshine, Stonehaven found itself a tourist Mecca with crowds thronging the piers and Shorehead at today’s harbour festival. The smell of sizzling kippers filled the air for the waterfront activities and stalls organised by Stonehaven’s three service clubs – The Rotary, […]

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