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What are fidget spinners and where can I find them?

Have you heard of fidget spinners yet? If you haven’t, it’s a safe bet that you will soon.

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How well do you know these Scottish Tartans?

How well do you know these Scottish Tartans?

Tartan is a Scottish staple, like Tunnocks Teacakes and Irn Bru.

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Mackie Academy - now Arduthie Primary School

Taking a step back in time to show changes in the town

Many Stonehaven residents often marvel at how little Stonehaven changes over the years - and looking back at these old photos of the town, there are many areas which are still instantly recognisable, decades on.

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The cast of The 306: Day by the National Theatre of Scotland

Untold stories of the women left behind

The second part in a powerful new First World War drama that will tour Scotland looks at an aspect of the war that is still rarely talked about.

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Shepherd's Hall toddlers

Toddler’s group get on their bikes

Shepherds Hall Toddlers held their annual sponsor event last week.

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This weeks Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of April 1992.
It shows Portlethen Cub Scouts, with Hamish Reid, John Doig and Philip Snodgrass in the foreground, proudly displaying their Adventure Crest certificates, the highest award achievable in the movement.

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of April 1992.

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This weeks Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of April 1992.
It shows Portlethen Cub Scouts, with Hamish Reid, John Doig and Philip Snodgrass in the foreground, proudly displaying their Adventure Crest certificates, the highest award achievable in the movement.

It Happened in the Mearns

We take a look back at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1992, 1967 and 1917.

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Shocking statistics on electrical safety in the garden

Shocking statistics on electrical safety in the garden

Ahead of the May bank holiday weekend, Electrical Safety First is reminding gardeners of the importance of using a Residual Current Device (RCD) outside. Research undertaken by the charity shows that one in 10 people in the UK have experienced an electric shock or accident while using an electrical appliance in the garden.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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Picture from the Past: Easter bonnet parade, April 1967

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past is from the Leader archive of April 1967.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Laurencekirk Skate Park opened ten years ago and a BBQ celebration took part in Memorial Park on Saturday. A big thanks to the following businesses Co-op, Macphie of Glenbervie and Scotmid for donating food and drink for the party.

Skatepark marks 10-year milestone

A decade on from the opening of Laurencekirk’s skate park, a special open day was held last weekend to celebrate the milestone.

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The brains bhind Stonehaven on a Plate - Kerry Allan.

Serving up ‘Stonehaven on a plate’

A Stonehaven woman has begun an online crusade championing local businesses in the town, and encouraging residents to shop and eat locally.

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Picture from the Past: Easter bonnet parade, April 1967

It Happened in the Mearns

We take a look back at what was making the headlines locally on tis week in 1992, 1967 and 1917:

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research.

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