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Help Pupils Make it Happen

By bellmannews / December 8, 2019

MACKIE Academy pupils are fundraising to enable them to take part in a dance event – after the cancellation of next year’s Global Rock Challenge. The performing arts competition with its anti-drug and anti-crime message, has been a feature at the school for a number of years. But the UK organisers have cancelled the event […]

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Generating Cash for the Community

By bellmannews / December 2, 2019

Twenty-One Local Groups Benefit from Wind Farm Community Fund From Kirsty Alchin Wind Farm Administrator  FUNDING worth a total of £29,341.46 was handed out to a range of local groups and projects at the Meikle Carewe Wind Farm Community Fund Awards on Tuesday 26th November at the Stonehaven Golf Club. Some nineteen groups attended to […]

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‘Stopping The Juggernaut’

By Jane Cruickshank / November 29, 2019

YESTERDAY’S meeting of the Infrastructure Services Committee approved options for Stonehaven’s coastal defences – along with a caveat that offshore methods and beach wave control measures must be explored and factored in before our sea walls are raised. Councillors were making the final consideration of the proposal to raise sea walls all the way from […]

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Webcast of Final Sea Wall Council Meeting – Now Available

By Jane Cruickshank / November 28, 2019

TODAY’S meeting of the Infrastructure Services Committee is about to start – 10.15am. Councillors from across the Shire will consider the proposals for flood defences along with schemes in Ellon, Inververurie and Port Elphinstone, and Insch – and Stonehaven The meeting can be watched live online – or later on catch up – using the […]

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Last Atlantic 75 lifeboat leaves Stonehaven

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

By Lorraine Clark of Stonehaven RNLI – It was a sad day this week as Stonehaven RNLI said goodbye to the last Atlantic 75 Lifeboat in service in Scotland. The volunteer crew watched as ‘Miss Betty’ was winched out of the water to be transported to Poole. This follows on from the arrival at the […]

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Additional Support In The Pool

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2019

From Live Life Aberdeenshire – ARE you the parent or carer of a child with Additional Support Needs (ASN)? Do you struggle to find sporting opportunities for them? Thousands of children across the area benefit from Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Learn to Swim programme every year. Now classes have been introduced specifically for ASN pupils, offering […]

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Carron Works Update

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2019

FLOOD protection works on the Carron are on schedule for completion in Spring 2021. And, following Tuesday’s public meeting, Sheila Tolmie of McLaughlin & Harvey has issued a plan of the river showing indicative dates of the various component areas of the scheme. She told The Bellman: ”We will be commencing installation of sheet piles […]

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Extend The Brachans

By Jane Cruickshank / November 19, 2019

Adding to the rocks protecting the bay should be the first approach before a wall COUNCILLORS today gave their go-ahead for coastal defence measures that may include raising our sea walls – but only after offshore methods are used first. Our representatives were clearly in a dilemma: the Scottish Government has money available now and […]

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Area Committee to Comment on Sea Walls

By Jane Cruickshank / November 18, 2019

COASTAL flood protection works for Stonehaven costed at £22.7 million go before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee on Tuesday for consideration and comment. Raising our sea walls is the preferred option to protect the town – following a coastal flood risk study and two public consultation sessions. The proposals came before Councillors at their […]

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Community Council Seek Answers From Developer

By Jane Cruickshank / November 16, 2019

THE developer behind Ury Estate is invited to attend next month’s meeting of Stonehaven Community Council, SDCC, to answer questions they have about latest proposals there. Last month, a planning application was submitted for 19 flats in the listed building – whilst retaining the golf course club house in the lower ground floor that was […]

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