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Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

Mearns Leader - November 2, 2017 - 12:23
If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

‘Red flare’ alert

Mearns Leader - November 2, 2017 - 10:43
Aberdeen lifeboat was launched on Wednesday evening following a report of a red flare south of the city.

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Mearns Leader - November 1, 2017 - 15:30
An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

A90 average speed cameras now live

Mearns Leader - October 31, 2017 - 15:51
Average speed cameras on the A90 between Stonehaven and Dundee have gone live today.

A90 at Charleston to close for bridge demolition

Mearns Leader - October 27, 2017 - 14:11
The contractor for the AWPR project is expecting to demolish the ‘old’ bridge carrying the A956 over the A90 at Charleston next weekend.

Two Stonehaven community projects need your votes

Mearns Leader - October 27, 2017 - 11:43
Two community-based projects in Stonehaven are hoping local residents will get behind them in a bid to win funding in a nationwide competition.

Rabbits in control at Fetteresso Cemetery?

Mearns Leader - October 27, 2017 - 06:00
Mrs Aileen Little writes to say: “I travel from Edinburgh to my erstwhile home of Stonehaven and tidy my parents’ headstone in Fetteresso cemetery.

Bourtree Pre-school group thank you for donation

Mearns Leader - October 25, 2017 - 16:10
Bourtree Pre-School is a parent run pre-school group providing Early Years Education to children between ages 2 -5 years based in Portlethen.

New Chapelton project

Mearns Leader - October 25, 2017 - 16:02
The next stage of the expanding community at Chapelton is under way.

Sustainable Business Week to offer help and advice

Mearns Leader - October 25, 2017 - 14:58
Aberdeenshire businesses can get free support and funding to help them cut their energy, water and waste bills and save money during Sustainable Business Week.

BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

Mearns Leader - October 24, 2017 - 15:07
A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Beam lift for A90 Stonehaven Bridge this weekend

Mearns Leader - October 24, 2017 - 11:39
Five 40m beams which will form the new A90 northbound carriageway at Stonehaven are expected to be lifted into place this weekend, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project.

Nine charged with alleged drink driving offences

Mearns Leader - October 23, 2017 - 14:56
Nine people were charged with alleged drink driving offences at the weekend as further high visibility Road Policing patrols continued to take place across the North East.

Helping people to stay found

Mearns Leader - October 23, 2017 - 13:22
A national charity that helps missing people and their loved ones reconnect has received £59,519 of Scottish Government funding to offer a different kind of help.

Misguided feathered visitor from Africa

Mearns Leader - October 23, 2017 - 11:02
Leader reader Dennis Collie has sent us this photograph of a rare bird in the UK, spotted in Stonehaven during the recent windy weather.

Have your say in flyover design

Mearns Leader - October 23, 2017 - 10:59
The public have been urged to play their part in selecting the design for the long-awaited Laurencekirk flyover.

Suicidal thoughts on rise amongst children

Mearns Leader - October 21, 2017 - 07:30
Childline held almost 1,100 counselling sessions with children in Scotland who harboured thoughts of taking their own lives.

New codes of practice to improve safety come into force

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 14:00
Three new Codes of practice came will come into force on Monday, October 23, aimed at improving safety for everyone in the fishing industry.

Police step back from traffic regulation

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:57
Police will no longer regulate traffic at pre-planned events where no Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is in place

Offshore safety remains 'paramount' after North Sea incident

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:51
Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has promised to ensure the health and safety of offshore workers remains “paramount” after an incident involving BP’s Glen Lyon last month.
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