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Exhibition will celebrate ‘Mearns perspective’

An exhibition of photographs celebrating the landscape of The Mearns is to be held at the Grassic Gibbon Centre next month.

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Special event for famous Mearns son

Special event for famous Mearns son

One of the Mearns’ most famous and celebrated historical figures will be officially recognised today (Friday)in a special ceremony.

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Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

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Mearns Heritage Cycle Challenge

Mearns Heritage Cycle Challenge

On Friday (September 8), Dave Ramsay, Director of Mearns Heritage Services, will wave off three cyclists as they begin their 160 mile journey from Johnshaven to Oban, cycling to Comrie on day one, and Comrie to Oban on day two.

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Stonehaven's Open Air Pool mascot, Splasher the Dolphin, opened the Festival and judged the Sandcastle Competition. Here he is being entertained by Newtonhill Pipe Band.

Stonehaven Harbour Festival

The sun was shining on the Stonehaven Harbour Festival on Sunday, with crowds coming out to enjoy the entertainment, stalls and fun of the day.

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The Festival took place over the course of last weekend.

Mearns Connections Festival

On Friday night, the Grassic Gibbon Centre chairman, Jim Brown, welcomed 80 guests to the ninth Mearns Connections Dinner.

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Dave Ramsay (centre), with cyclists Ronan Littlejohn and Gary Thomson.

Charity cycle for Cutty Sark

Early on Monday morning (August 14), Dave Ramsay, Director of Mearns Heritage Services officially waved off two local cyclists, to begin their 138 mile journey from the Hercules Linton Memorial in Inverbervie, to the Dumbarton Maritime Museum.

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One of Steve Messam's creations in the Mellerstain House estate

Archie returns bigger and better for 2017

Taking a taxi ride to discover the city, creating a village of play dens, and printing 3D building blocks to create a super space are just some of the highlights this summer as architecture takes centre stage with its own fringe.

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Amazon launches 40 new channels

Amazon launches 40 new channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, acknowledged the major project work of Inverbervie, Auchenblae and Glenbervie schools, and along with pupils from the three schools, laid flowers at the grave of Hercules Linton in the Old Kirkyard in Inverbervie. 
The Lord Lieutenant and pupils are pictured with project director Dave Ramsay by the grave of Hercules Linton designer of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark.

Hercules Linton remembered

At an event in Inverbervie on Monday (May 15), a double acknowledgement took place in relation to Hercules Linton, the designer of the famous Cutty Sark.

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The happy couple: RNLI press officer Susan Leiper and her husband Stuart were married on Saturday

Bride says RNL ‘I do’

When RNLI Stonehaven press officer Susan Leiper chose the town’s Sea Cadet Hall as the venue for her wedding on Saturday, she hoped the day would be plain sailing.

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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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Egg Sheeran

Family tradition is an Easter egg-stravaganza

For many families, Easter is a time of tradition - whether it be an egg hunt, a trip to church for the Easter Sunday service, or a family get-together.

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Faubourg dAmiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Mackie pupils to attend WWI commemorative event in France

Two S3 history pupils from Mackie Academy in Stonehaven are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s national commemorations.

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Stonehaven beach

Former teacher pens ode to Stonehaven

A former teacher from Dunnottar Primary School has put pen to paper and composed a poem as an ode to Stonehaven.

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Johnshaven Primary School pupils Nathan Watson and Aiden Wardrop pictured with  the school's language teacher Frida Mittmann who teaches French and Spanish.

Johnshaven youngsters win in multilingual poetry competition

Two Johnshaven Primary School pupils were named as winners of their category after entering a multi-lingual poetry competition.

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Last year's Beer Happening was a sell-out.

Midsummer Beer Happening: Tickets on sale on Thursday

Looking for tickets to one of the biggest and best beer festivals in Scotland? It so happens you’re in luck.

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Winner of the Advanced Colour Print: 'Fancy a Curry' by Brian Doyle.

Mearns Camera Club ‘Still Life’ competition results

Mearns Camera Club’s second set subject competition of the 2016-76 session was judged on Monday Night at their weekly meeting, in Stonehaven Community Centre.

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Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

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Skateraw Fair has been a regular fixture in Newtonhill for over 30 years

Skateraw Fair appeal

Newtonhill Village Association are appealing for volunteers to come forward to help organise the annual Skateraw Fair, a highlight in the village calendar.

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