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Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme Update

By StoneyLisa / January 19, 2020

Zone 4A North Between Beach Bridge and Bridgefield – Completing flood walls Zone 1B North and South Between Bridgefield and White Bridge – Revised programme to be agreed Zone 1C/D South Between the White Bridge and the Green Bridge – Reinstatement works Zone 1D North and South – Currently construction of Green Bridge abutments and […]


Volunteers for Stonehaven RNLI

By StoneyLisa / January 19, 2020

12 January 2020 Volunteers Wanted-Volunteer Shore Crew and Tractor Drivers The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Stonehaven is home to James Hunter, a B class Lifeboat, which is ideally suited to the challenging conditions found along our stretch of coastline. We are looking to recruit new volunteers in the role of volunteer shore crew and tractor […]


Bellman Holiday Update

By Jane Cruickshank / January 12, 2020

ALMOST exactly one year from first posting on The Bellman I’m taking a holiday from the website – but with a happy heart as our Stonehaven news project seems to be a success. We’ve relied on word of mouth marketing and Facebook shares to reach our reading audience. The numbers have grown month on month. […]


Flats in Pipeline?

By bellmannews / January 4, 2020

WHILE listed building consent has been granted for 19 flats at Ury House, it appears the nearby pipeline may yet prove a stumbling block for the developers who require full planning permission to go ahead. In a report relating to the application, planners point out that listed building consent considers only the proposed physical works […]


Road Ahead For Ury

By Jane Cruickshank / December 30, 2019

A NEW approach into Stonehaven from the Netherley Road is on the cards with proposals for a new road at Ury Estate. Kirkwood Homes have applied for full planning permission for East Lodge link road infrastructure at land adjacent to East Lodge. The proposed layout shows the road cutting through the Polbare tree belt and […]


Nippy Dip

By bellmannews / December 18, 2019

From Stonehaven & District Community Council – Welcome in the New Year with Stonehaven’s traditional Nippy Dip at the harbour! TIME: Wednesday 1st January with registration from 12.00 noon.  The dip will kick off at 1.30pm.  This is a later start from previous years due to the low tide at 11am. PLACE: at the (north […]


Police Report

By bellmannews / December 17, 2019

From Police Scotland – Community Council Report This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 30 November 2019. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members […]


Burns Garden Lights

By Jane Cruickshank / December 15, 2019

A ROWAN tree draped with lights is now brightening the entrance to Stonehaven thanks to the efforts of a host of community groups. The Horizon Group led the project at the Burns Memorial Garden, supported by Aberdeeshire Council’s landscape services. Stonehaven and District Community Council provided funding for the lights installed by Scotia Lighting – […]


Stonehaven Man is Prime Minister

By bellmannews / December 13, 2019

Used with kind permission of the British Newspaper Archive – John o’ Groat Journal – Friday 02 March 1838 While on the subject of bellmen, I may conclude this sketch by relating a singular incident which came lately to my knowledge, relative to Peter Menzies, the son of the Stonehaven bellman. Martial Keith, a celebrated Scottish […]


Committee Wheeling and Dealing

By Jane Cruickshank / December 9, 2019

Cycling Without Age volunteers are hoping for a £5,000 boost towards the purchase of a second trishaw from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee budget. If they get the cash, volunteer ‘pilots’ will supply the pedal power needed to provide an outing for those with mobility issues, allowing them to be out enjoying the fresh […]

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