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Getting ready for Birdwatch

A Stonehaven care home is preparing to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

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MSP Peter Chapman has criticised cuts to the digital budget

Digital budget criticism

A North East MSP has challenged the Scottish Government over cuts to the digital connectivity budget at a time when businesses and residents are struggling with poor broadband coverage.

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Stonehaven Running Club prizegiving night

Stonehaven Running Club prizegiving night

Stonehaven Running Club held its annual prizegiving ceremony at the Town Hall last Saturday, combined with a ceilidh with the band Clatterin Kist.

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Golden retriever Dory, currently living with volunteer puppy walkers in the Aberdeenshire area

Volunteer appeal to raise guide dog pups

Animal lovers in the Stonehaven area are being encouraged to help raise a guide dog puppy.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

Lifestyle
Bypass work to continue after firm’s collapse

Bypass work to continue after firm’s collapse

Work on the Aberdeen bypass will continue despite the announcement that construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation.

Business
Closure of B979 Netherley Road

Closure of B979 Netherley Road

The B979 Netherley Road is due to close from around 8pm tonight (Friday) until 6am on Monday (January 15) as part of the AWPR project.

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Mark Duncan has been appointed technical director by Macphie

Macphie’s appointment

Mearns independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has appointed a new technical director to its board.

Business
The Quayside is among three finalists in the Best Newcomer category

‘Oscar’ hopes for Gourdon chip shop

A Mearns chip shop is in the running for a top industry award.

Business
Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Mackie FP President’s men are too good for Captain’s XV again

Mackie FP President’s men are too good for Captain’s XV again

Beautiful winter sunshine greeted Mackie Academy FP’s annual Boxing Day games, for which the bottom pitch at Redcloak was in good albeit soggy condition.

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Stonehaven's beach pavilion

1400 sign up to keep using beach pavilion

A campaign to retain Stonehaven’s beach pavilion for use by local sports groups has intensified.

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Sir Alex Ferguson fronts the new lung cancer awareness campaign

Had a cough since Christmas?

People in Grampian who have been coughing for three weeks or more over the Christmas period are being urged to make an appointment with their GP.

Health
stonehaven girls leap to medals and top ten places

stonehaven girls leap to medals and top ten places

Stonehaven Gymnastics Club returned from the Scottish Beginner and Intermediate Two-Piece Championships in Perth recently with a silver and two bronze medals.

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Rosie Martin with her aunt  Zoe O'Gorman

Rosie is set for a bright musical future

A Mackie Academy pupil has performed with the Royal Marines Band.

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Aberdeenshire Council says the site will remain closed until further notice

Worker injured at recycling plant

A worker has been injured by machinery at a recycling plant in Stonehaven.

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Ellen Renouf, pre-school playgroup chairperson, Kirsty Clarke, senior play leader, and Angela Phillips, Laurencekirk Co-op manager

Co-op boost for local groups

Co-op members in Laurencekirk helped to deliver festive presents for organisations in the area through a fund-raising campaign run in the local store.

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Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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The dippers get ready to take the plunge at Stonehaven harbour

Nippy but dip raises cash

Dippers braved chilly temperatures to take the annual New Year’s Day plunge in Stonehaven harbour.

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