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Zippos Circus

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Norman Barrett MBE and Markus from the Wheel of Death popped into the studio today to see Papa G and Ian Hunter.

They are part of Zippos Circus ( I mean Norman and Markus obviously – although maybe Papa G and Ian would be better off in the circus?!)

You can see them from tonight in Baird Park, Stonehaven until Sunday night.

Tickets are available from here: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/zippos-circus

Community Learning and Development

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) teams in Stonehaven and Mearns are currently looking for volunteer tutors to join their teams in delivering literacies support for reading, writing, numeracy and ICT learners.

A seven week training programme in adult literacy learning will start in September, for those who are interested. 

No previous experience in literacy volunteering is necessary.

You should, however, have flexibility, good communication skills and a genuine interest in helping learners.

Course Dates and Times

 7 Sessions, all Tuesday mornings from 9.15 – 12.45 at Stonehaven Community Education Centre

1. 22 September

2. 29 September

3. 6 October

4.13 October

5. 27 October

6. 3 November

7. 10 November

For more information and an informal chat call –

Joyce Esson, Stonehaven CLD worker on 01569 762688 or

Elaine Strachan, Mearns CLD worker on 01561 378298

The Great British Chart

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This week on Great British Chart we dedicate an entire hour to Scotland’s biggest music festival as we are backstage at the event. In the first hour we catch up with Main Stage openers LaFontaines and Prides as well as winner of The Voice, Stevie McCrorie.

In the second hour of the show hear the countdown of the biggest hits from the biggest stars with this week’s top 15.

Expect big interviews with The View and Ella Eyre on next weeks show.

This Tuesday at 6pm with Ruairidh Tait

Stonehaven Fun Run

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Once again there is a 1k Fun run being held at Mineralwell Park on Sunday 5th July in conjunction with the Stonehaven Half Marathon. This event is free to enter, open to all ages and there is a medal and a memento for all finishers and it will start at 10.10 am no registration required.
While you’re at the park don’t forget to check out the stalls and bouncy castle (including strawberries, face painting, glitter tattoos, candles and many more).

The Week in Holyrood – 29th & 30th June

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In the last edition of the current series of The Week in Holyrood, our Parliamentary Editor, Charles Fletcher, has exclusive interviews with the First Minister and the Presiding Officer.
Also, there’s news on the Cal Mac dispute; plus the future of the macaroni pie…

This Monday & Tuesday at 3pm.

The Week in Holyrood will then return after recess on the 31st August.

R.W.Thomson Annual Vintage Rally

Car Rally

A Display of Vintage & Classic Cars,Motorcycles, Commercials,Military,Tractors, Stationary Engines
Held at Mineralwell Park.Stonehaven on last Sunday in June each year.

This year’s event Sunday 28th June 2014 from 10am to 4pm

The RW Thomson Memorial Rally was first held in 1967 to honour R.W. Thomson (1822-73) the inventor of the pneumatic tyre in 1845 (UK Patent 10990). It has been organised since 1976 by the Robert William Thomson Memorial Fellowship which was formed to perpetuate his memory in 1975.

http://www.stonehavenguide.net/prods/rwthomson-annual-vintage-rally.html

Or call Stuart Allan on 01569 765404 for more information

The Week In Holyrood

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In “The Week in Holyrood” this week coming, our Parliament Editor, Charles Fletcher covers John Swinney at Deputy First Minister’s Questions. Plus, the Scotland Bill going through Westminster. And the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon on a chat show in New York.

Monday & Tuesday at 3pm on Mearns FM

Police to target Stonehaven drivers

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A police operation to target illegal parking and driving offences will start in Stonehaven on Saturday and run for two weeks.

The operation will focus on illegal parking, particularly outside schools, and driving offences such as not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone whilst driving.

PC Colin Logan from Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team explains “This initiative is in response to local concerns that the public have raised with us. The safety of all pedestrians and road users is paramount especially around school areas. I am urging motorists to be aware of their surroundings and in particular where they are parking.

“Unfortunately there is always the potential that a child could run across a road and a car parked in a restricted area could lead to a motorist being unable to see a child crossing until it is too late.
 “Officers will educate drivers on appropriate parking and adhering to the laws. Where we detect offences fixed penalties will be issued and where appropriate, drivers will find themselves being charged and reported to the procurator fiscal.”

Penalties include £100 for not wearing a seatbelt, £30 for parking on double yellow lines, parking on a controlled area that forms part of a zebra, pelican or puffin crossing carries a fine of £100 with three penalty points and using a mobile phone or operating a hand-held device whilst driving carries a £100 fine and three penalty points.

PC Logan added: “The operation starts on Saturday and officers will be out on patrol over the two week period. Stonehaven is a busy town with residents and visitors who come to enjoy all that the town offers. I would urge motorists to think carefully about where they park and to consider their own safety and the safety of others by always wearing a seatbelt and not using a mobile phone whilst driving.

“This initiative is part of the wider Operation CEDaR (Challenge Educate Detect and Reduce) which aims to reduce casualties on our local roads, and again, highlights Police Scotland’s commitment to keeping people safe.”