Stonehaven Fun Run

specsavers   1k FUN RUN

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


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.

Or call Stuart Allan on 01569 765404 for more information

The Week In Holyrood


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


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.”

Laurencekirk A90 junction safety report due next month


A study into how safety at an Aberdeenshire road junction can be improved will be published next month.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said assessments were being carried out into the safety of the Laurencekirk junction on the A90.

During First Minister’s Questions she said Transport Scotland would publish its findings next month.

Any decision on improving the stretch of road – where there have been serious accidents – will be taken after that.

Calling all cat lovers



Stonehaven Cats Protection is teaming up with local vets to offer a special deal on cat neutering and micro chipping.

For the month of June, as its National Micro chipping month, you can have your cat Micro chipped for just £12, and the cost of Neutering FREE.

Cats Protection does not routinely offer a micro chipping service for owned cats, only cats in our care.

The importance of neutering and chipping your pet is high, far too many cats and kittens are unwanted because of a lack of education around neutering. Neutering and chipping is a quick and easy process and beneficial to your cat and you too.Please take advantage of this fantastic offer.

Please contact us on 01569 739396 and select ext 5

Stonehaven Flood Plan


New plans to protect Stonehaven from future flooding will go on public display in the town today.

Residents will be able to see Aberdeenshire Council’s latest proposals from this afternoon ahead of a formal consultation.

The £15m project includes building flood defence walls along the River Carron and improvements to culverts and raising bridges.

The legal process to promote a flood scheme for the town means it has to be advertised and all those with an interest in land affected by the scheme notified.

At that stage anyone can formally object to the proposed scheme.

If these objections are not resolved the scheme will be referred to Scottish Ministers.

A digital “fly-through” video has been produced to show how the plans will look.