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Alannah’s Belladrum dream

A former Mearns Academy pupil is seeking public support in a vote which could see her opening the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on the main stage.

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More A90 delays due to bridge work

More A90 delays due to bridge work

Motorists are facing further delays on the A90 with confirmation that a £1million repair project is to get under way on Stonehaven’s Cowie Bridge.

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Alastair Macphie at the charge point

No charge for charging EVs

Mearns company Macphie is offering local residents free charging for their electric vehicles.

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A proud moment - Phil Mills-Bishop with Mayor of Acheres Marc Honore after the signing

Twinning link formally signed

Stonehaven officially has a twin town.

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Four Scottish pubs have scooped awards at the Pub and Bar awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

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Stonehaven group striving to raise £75,000 for Doddie Weir Foundation

Stonehaven group striving to raise £75,000 for Doddie Weir Foundation

A group of Stonehaven residents has come together to raise funds for rugby legend Doddie Weir’s charitable organisation.

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The transfer of the court building has been welcomed by STP

Courthouse changes hands

Stonehaven’s former sheriff court building has moved into community ownership.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Key Mellor's Fat Friends The Musical runs at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen until Saturday, May 26.

Belly laughs all round from Fat Friends at HMT

As a self-confessed 'larger lady', Kay Mellor's Fat Friends TV series was one of my absolute favourites.

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Mary Craig's old style of teaching provided a solid grounding for her pupils

Tribute to ‘grand old lady’ of Auchenblae

Tribute has been paid to the ‘grand old lady’ of Auchenblae, Mary Craig, who has died aged 107.

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Armed police rushed to the property on Stenhouse Terrace shortly after midday

Alleged break-ins: two charged

Two people have been charged in connection with a series of alleged break-ins at businesses in Aberdeenshire.

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Over a three-week period Environmental Health officers will visit establishments owning or hiring sunbeds in Aberdeenshire.

Initiative aims to protect Aberdeenshire sunbed users

Aberdeenshire Council’s Environmental Health Service will soon be measuring the UV output from sunbed tubes used by tanning shops across the area.

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Folk festival organisers want to create the world's biggest ceilidh band

Folk festival’s record bid

Organisers of Stonehaven Folk Festival are aiming for a Guinness World Record bid.

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2nd Stonehaven Brownies with their letters to keep the unit running

Guide units seek volunteers

A plea has been made for more volunteers for Stonehaven’s Girlguiding units.

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Sam in running for GB&I team to face Continent of Europe

Sam in running for GB&I team to face Continent of Europe

Stonehaven’s Sam Locke, the Scottish Amateur champion, has been included in a 20-player Great Britain and Ireland squad for the 2018 St Andrews Trophy match.

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The picturesque coastline at Catterline which is under threat

EU cash to battle Catterline erosion

A Mearns village has secured more than half a million pounds of EU funding to tackle coastal erosion and landslides.

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Lanark and Clydesdale area crime call roundup

Stonehaven incident - man charged

A man has been charged in relation to an alleged attempted murder in Stonehaven.

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The twinning will be concluded at Dunnottar Castle in July

Twinning ceremony to seal Acheres link

The formal twinning of Stonehaven and a French town will begin this weekend.

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800 Aberdeenshire pupils take part in fun running event

Primary school children in Aberdeenshire came together to take part in a free running event last week.

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