Local News

Stonehaven plans even more twinning with towns across the world - Press and Journal

Local News from Google - June 14, 2018 - 06:18

Press and Journal

Stonehaven plans even more twinning with towns across the world
Press and Journal
Phil Mills-Bishop, co-ordinator of Acheres (left) and Martin Gray, deputy custodian of Dunnottar Castle. Picture by Colin Rennie. Sign up to our Daily newsletter. Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p Subscribe today from 99p. Stonehaven could set up ...

Ports and logistics: expanding ports and expanding capabilities - OSJ Magazine

Local News from Google - June 12, 2018 - 14:58

OSJ Magazine

Ports and logistics: expanding ports and expanding capabilities
OSJ Magazine
Wilhelmsen and Airbus trial ship-to-shore logistics with UAVs while ports from Scotland Aberdeen to Corpus Christi undergo expansion work.

and more »

Study at battlefield glen where Spanish joined the Jacobites - The Scotsman

Local News from Google - June 12, 2018 - 13:54

The Scotsman

Study at battlefield glen where Spanish joined the Jacobites
The Scotsman
National Trust for Scotland has led a work group at Glen Shiel to gain more information about the encounter between Jacobites - aided by around 300 Spaniards - and the British Government in 1719. PIC: NTS.

Study at battlefield glen where Spanish joined the Jacobites - The Scotsman

Local News from Google - June 12, 2018 - 13:54

The Scotsman

Study at battlefield glen where Spanish joined the Jacobites
The Scotsman
However, a smaller contingent led by Jacobite George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal Keith, of Dunnottar Castle, was on its way from the Basque country and set up camp at Eilean Donan Castle. In May, the castle - traditional seat of Clan Mackenzie - was ...

Rocks and rolls in Stonehaven - Mearns Leader

Local News from Google - June 12, 2018 - 12:29

Mearns Leader

Rocks and rolls in Stonehaven
Mearns Leader
A rock and roll event with a difference has taken place in Stonehaven. Mental health charity Pillar Kincardine, in association with Dunnottar Primary School, hosted their family friendly get-together in St Bridget's Hall during Mental Health Awareness ...

North-east road blocked as van left on its side after crash - Aberdeen Evening Express

Local News from Google - June 11, 2018 - 13:58

Aberdeen Evening Express

North-east road blocked as van left on its side after crash
Aberdeen Evening Express
Police were called to a two-vehicle crash which left a van on its side on a north-east road this afternoon. Officers were called to the incident, which occurred at the turning for Dunnottar just outside of Stonehaven, at 12:10pm following reports of an ...

Honours: Mearns Heritage founder Dave Ramsay is awarded BEM for service to Kincardineshire - Press and Journal

Local News from Google - June 9, 2018 - 06:20

Press and Journal

Honours: Mearns Heritage founder Dave Ramsay is awarded BEM for service to Kincardineshire
Press and Journal
Mr Ramsay helped open the Maggie Law Museum in Gourdon and has also led school projects on the centenary of the Bella – the fishing boat whose crew was taken prisoners of war whilst out fishing off the Catterline coast and the Cutty Sark. Mr Ramsay ...

Catterline continues celebration of connection to famous Scots artists - The Courier

Local News from Google - June 8, 2018 - 08:38

The Courier

Catterline continues celebration of connection to famous Scots artists
The Courier
Mr Morrison was a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone before leaving the Dundee establishment to pursue a full-time art career in 1987 and his gift to Catterline has now been marked with a rededication of the painting as another strand in the effort to ...

LAID WASTE: emerald ash borer a looming threat - Manitoba Co-operator

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 17:31

Manitoba Co-operator

LAID WASTE: emerald ash borer a looming threat
Manitoba Co-operator
A village council in Manitoba's Interlake thinks it's a good idea to prevent an invasive insect from destroying local trees. Dunnottar just doesn't know what it would do if emerald ash borer (EAB) chews its way into town. “We've sort of been aware of ...

Drone ban at seabird colony - Mearns Leader

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 13:42

Mearns Leader

Drone ban at seabird colony
Mearns Leader
The reserve at Crawton is home to around 130,000 breeding birds. These include guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, puffins and fulmars. Peak breeding season is between April and late July. Most of the nests are constructed on precarious perches nestled ...

Drone ban at seabird colony - Mearns Leader

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 13:42

Mearns Leader

Drone ban at seabird colony
Mearns Leader
The reserve at Crawton is home to around 130,000 breeding birds. These include guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, puffins and fulmars. Peak breeding season is between April and late July. Most of the nests are constructed on precarious perches nestled ...

Royal approval for new quays at Aberdeen South Harbour - Oilfield Technology

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 10:41

Oilfield Technology

Royal approval for new quays at Aberdeen South Harbour
Oilfield Technology
Aberdeen Harbour Board is proud to announce that the four quays in the new port will be named Balmoral, Dunnottar, Crathes and Castlegate, in honour of the history and heritage of the north-east of Scotland. As part of its commitment to ensure ...

Artist invited back to north-east village which inspired some of his earlier works - Press and Journal

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 06:56

Press and Journal

Artist invited back to north-east village which inspired some of his earlier works
Press and Journal
A renowned artist has returned to the north-east coastal village which inspired some of his early works. James Morrison, whose work is owned by the royal family and J.K Rowling, lived in Catterline while he was a visiting professor at Hospitalfield ...

WATCH: Aberdeen south harbour quays named after Scottish castles - Press and Journal

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 06:39

Press and Journal

WATCH: Aberdeen south harbour quays named after Scottish castles
Press and Journal
The new quays at Aberdeen's £350million South Harbour will be named after some of the most iconic castles in Scotland. Three of the quays will be named Balmoral, Dunnottar and Crathes and the fourth will be named Castlegate after the city centre area ...

and more »

WATCH: Aberdeen harbour quays granted iconic Scottish titles - Energy Voice

Local News from Google - June 7, 2018 - 06:04

Energy Voice

WATCH: Aberdeen harbour quays granted iconic Scottish titles
Energy Voice
The new quays at Aberdeen's £350million South Harbour will be named after some of the most iconic castles in Scotland. Three of the quays will be named Balmoral, Dunnottar and Crathes and the fourth will be named Castlegate after the city centre area ...

Windfarm funding support - Mearns Leader

Local News from Google - June 4, 2018 - 15:30

Mearns Leader

Windfarm funding support
Mearns Leader
Successful applicants this time included Arbuthnott Community Association, Catterline Harbour Trust, Catterline School Parent Group, Catterline Gala Committee, Catterline Braes Action Group, Kinneff Parent Council, Kinneff Old Church Preservation Trust ...

It's Starting To Look Like a Boat...

Latest Headlines - January 25, 2012 - 14:33

Week 18 – 22 Jan 2012

“Wow it’s starting to look like a boat.”, Brendan Hall, Catterline boat builder

Six people were flat out on Sunday and were very productive.  Both planks #2 were bevelled and prepared for plank 3.  The component parts of plank 4 were scarphed.  The blades on the first two oars were worked on to start getting the blades into shape. Then there was a big epoxy session with two more oars glued up and two planks glued into position (plank #3).

This week coming we have a visit from the P6/P7 class of Catterline Primary School on Friday.  They  will be put to work as well as learning about the project.

Hopefully the planks 4 can be glued together, which will allow them to be attached next Sunday.

I forgot to report last week that we had our first lost time injury.  Whilst cleaning up excess glue, a finger managed to get in the way of a chisel.  A hospital visit was not required but a plaster was. 

This week, we somehow had glue in teenager hair.  The unfortunate was spotted trying to rinse his hair with water at the tap.  When challenged, he explained his predicament and then looked very concerned, when it was pointed out that we are using water insoluble glue for this boat. The question, “So what do I do?” followed.  The response ”cut it out” had his fellow teenager in stitches.

read more

Boat Building Progress

Latest Headlines - January 25, 2012 - 11:07

Week 16 – 8 Jan 2012

The battle to get plank 2 recommenced after the Christmas Break.  A slow afternoon to ensure that the planks fit perfectly, complicated by a slight error on plank 1, which means there is a slight bulge in the bow.  However this should be minimal.

Whilst the plankers were scratching their heads, the oars were started and the blades for the first two were glued to the shafts.  There will be plenty of planing to come.

Week 17 – 15 Jan 2012

The two plank # 2s (port and starboard) were glued in position on the Friday and Sunday sessions.  All the head scratching and tweaking seems to have paid off as the planks both sat easily and snugly with  the garboard (plank #1).  The process just has to be repeated for the next four planks. 

In preparation, the components of plank 3 were glued together, so plank 3 will be ready to be fitted this coming week.  Scarphing of the remaining planks will also be needed, so that we are not held up by the preparation of these planks.

read more

Creel Inn Farewell

Latest Headlines - January 7, 2012 - 16:02

Hi All,

Many of you will have no doubt heard my time at the Creel has come to an end ... 10 yrs is more than enough for any mortal soul!

I have really enjoyed my time at the Creel and Catterline, meeting many new friends.

We have experienced much together on this small part of life's journey; midnight cartie races, burns suppers, cocktail nights, ale fest buses & suppers, golf outings, meals, whisky tasting, darts, bottle walking, musicians, birthdays, anniversaries, friendships, marriages, births, bereavements and much more.

Most important was the sense of community a pint and friendship, thank you to everyone, I shall not forget.

Please note everyone is invited for a farewell drink on January 21st some time after 8.30pm, No Hot Ashes are playing and we will have some of the now famous post ale fest red Thai curry to soak it all up.

All the best in the future to everyone and new owners Marc & Fiona Dawson.

Cheers Robert

read more

New Year’s Day Dip

Latest Headlines - December 29, 2011 - 18:27

New Year’s Day Dip -

If you want to do something for charity in 2012 why not start early, and take part in the New Year’s Dip.

[Mearns Leader]

 

Always good for a laugh, and this year there will be a strong contingent from Catterline...

Syndicate content