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Royal Visit Showcases Stonehaven Across World

By Jane Cruickshank / October 3, 2019

A PERFECT autumn day of sunshine greeted the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, allowing them to appreciate all that makes Stonehaven a stunning place to visit. While hundreds of locals will mark the day with their photographs and memories, the visit brought global coverage of the town and its attractions. The fame of Charles McHardy’s […]

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Across the Grain festival Underway

By Jane Cruickshank / October 1, 2019

THE festival celebrating the cultural life, heritage, language, music and stories of the north east is now underway, with Stonehaven’s first events taking place on Friday. Scots Singer of the Year Iona Fyfe is leading a vocal workshop at the Town Hall from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Booking is essential, but this is open to all […]

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Royal Visitors for Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

THREE Stonehaven businesses are looking forward to sharing their unique offerings to our future monarchs next week. According to the online diary for The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay will visit Stonehaven town centre on Wednesday October 2. Meanwhile W M Donald, a family run construction and civil engineering business, are […]

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Size Does Matter

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

Councillors say possible bill for lowering Slug Road too high LAST week The Bellman reported on the proposals to lower the Slug Road to allow double decker buses to pass under that were to be discussed by councillors at the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee this week. It was a project that had no fixed […]

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Earthquake!

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

SCIENTISTS from the British Geological Survey recorded an earthquake in the Central North Sea yesterday, measuring 4.2 on the Richter Local Magnitude scale – and detected at a seismic station close to Stonehaven. Earthquake seismologist David Galloway told The Bellman the quake was located in the Elgin-Franklin Oil Field region. He said: ”We have received […]

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Caring Comedian

By Jane Cruickshank / September 25, 2019

From Aberdeenshire Council’s communications team – COMEDIAN Russell Howard unveiled a special fundraising wall at Mackie Academy at an event raising awareness of the role young carers play in the school community. The Bath funny man signed one of the wall’s bricks and spoke to a selection of young carers at the celebration in the […]

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The Architect of Stonehaven’s War Memorial but much more.

By Martin Sim / September 21, 2019

John Ellis, Architect (1874 – 1929) John Ellis designed Stonehaven’s most noticeable piece of architecture – the War Memorial. He was born on 10 June 1874 in Stonehaven to John and Barbara (Thomson) Ellis. John (senior) was a shoe maker. They lived, and he worked, at 79 Barclay Street. One of seven children John was […]

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Road Proposal

By Jane Cruickshank / September 19, 2019

COUNCILLORS are to consider proposals to allow double deckers to pass safely under the railway bridge on the Slug Road by lowering the road. At their meeting on Tuesday, the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee will discuss roadworks costing in the region of £100,000 – though the total cost of the project will depend on […]

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Ahead of the Game -Fundraising Success

By Jane Cruickshank / September 18, 2019

HAVING had her head shaved prior to stem cell treatment for a form of blood cancer, Linda Johnston is one step further along her journey with the illness – and delighted with the funds raised so far for Myeloma UK. The widow of MSP Alex Johnstone told The Bellman: “ I am over-whelmed by the […]

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Carron River flood work in Stonehaven

By Martin Sim / September 17, 2019

The work that is being done on the Carron river and Glasslaw burn progresses at it’s own pace. Sometimes there is a big change then it slows down a bit. It’s certainly worth a walk around to see what has changed. The problem can be that once it has changed you can find it difficult […]

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