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S5 & S6 Apprenticeship Opportunities

By bellmannews / March 7, 2019

In collaboration with Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council is to offer an additional 134 Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities for young people in S5 and S6 within its secondary schools from August. Foundation Apprenticeships are designed to provide young people with real experiences of the world of work, whilst gaining a qualification at the same level as […]

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Meet the Floodworks Team

By bellmannews / March 6, 2019

An event in Stonehaven next Wednesday will give the local community the chance to meet the team behind the delivery of the town’s Flood Protection Scheme. McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd will carry out the work on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council following a detailed and rigorous competitive tender process. The scheme will offer comfort and security […]

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New Playgroup Handbook

By bellmannews / March 5, 2019

Launch recognises role of playgroups as a ‘Partnership For Success’ Aberdeenshire Council and Early Years Scotland are proud to announce the launch of a new document, ‘Partnership for Success – A Committee Handbook’ to support committee-run playgroups across Aberdeenshire. The launch hails a refreshed way of working designed to support playgroups through the expansion of […]

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String of Reports for Councillors

By bellmannews / March 4, 2019

ACTION on child poverty and educational attainment  at Mackie Academy are on the agenda, but the maintenance programme for Stonehaven harbour is one of the first items for consideration at tomorrow’s meeting of the Kinardine and Mearns Area Committee. Councillors will be asked to aprove/note the revenue and capital works programmes, which include £100,000 allocated […]

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Police Scotland Survey

By bellmannews / February 28, 2019

A NATIONAL survey has been launched, giving you an opportunity to have your say on the strategic direction of Police Scotland over the next three years and to have your voice heard.  It is set up to accept responses as individuals or collated responses on behalf of groups or organisations. It also allows you to […]

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Drop in Session on Local Plan

By bellmannews / February 28, 2019

By Paul Lindop of Stonehaven and District Community Council   We are in the part of the Aberdeenshire Planning Cycle where the council seeks the community’s opinion of its recommendations! To that end there is a Drop In Session on the Aberdeenshire Main Issues Report and Local Development Plan – 6thMarch – 14:30-19:00 at the […]

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Fetteresso Forest Marathon

By StoneyLisa / February 26, 2019

February 24th saw the return of the Fetteresso Forest Marathon, a trail marathon set entirely within Fetteresso Forest, a few miles to the west of Stonehaven. After a successful race in 2018, the 2019 race sold out just a few days after opening, and had a few elite runners sniffing around the online entry. The […]

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Consultation on Main Issues Report for Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2021 at halfway point

By bellmannews / February 25, 2019

A consultation linked to the area’s emerging planning blueprint has reached the halfway point, and anyone with an interest in local planning policy and land allocation for development is encouraged to take part. A Local Development Plan (LDP) sets out the policies that will be used for assessing planning applications and identifies development opportunities in […]

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Stonehaven Girl dances to Open Championship win

By StoneyLisa / February 25, 2019

Ashleigh DUNCAN (8) recently travelled to the Queen Mary Scots Festival, Long Beach California. She competed onboard the historical vessel, against dancers from the USA and Canada. Ashleigh won the 9 and under Open Championship, her first Championship title. Ashleigh is taught by her Auntie, and is the first pupil of the Walker Dance School […]

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Tree Felling at Carron

By bellmannews / February 23, 2019

WORK has begun on the tree felling essential to enable the flood prevention measures for the River Carron. Some 44 trees are due to be felled – though only five were assessed by experts as being of high quality. Planning permission was required for their removal – this was granted in August 2017, along with […]

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