Windfarm gets backing of Aberdeenshire Planning

A Wind TurbineAberdeenshire Planners have recommended the proposed windfarm at St John's Hill be approved at the meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Comittee next week.
Douglas Gray, head of planning and building standards, said: "The proposed windfarm site is found to be in broad compliance with national and local policy, subject to compliance with the recommended conditions. Local environmental and amenity issues can be satisfactorily addressed at the proposed site and it represents a good opportunity for development as a windfarm, thereby making a contribution to the Scottish Renewables obligation."
Of the 738 letters sent to the planning department regarding the application, 63% were in favour and 37% against. Representative of the developers and BACKWAG will be addressing the Area Comittee on Tuesday before they make their decision.
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Live music at The Creel

The Creel Inn is hosting an afternoon of live music on Sunday 27th August. Local band "The Matrix" and "The Lovely Nuts", plus others that I can't remember at the moment.
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Cricket Practice

Cricket StumpsSo far team for the Stonehaven Thistle Cricket Fun Day is;

Neil F
Peter N
Peter S
David K

We'll be having practice sessions on the playing field from 6.30 - 7.30 on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th. All welcome.

There is still room for more, so if you'd like to join us then please get in touch . No cricket experience necessary, and we'll provide all the kit.


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Budgie found near Catterline

A budgie (a small Australian parrot, not the Welsh rock band) has been found near Catterline, and is currently in a cage and being looked after. If you've lost a budgie then please get in touch.

Phew. Never a dull day around here.

Stonehaven Webcam

Stonehaven Harbour Now this is quite cool. Aberdeenshire Council have set up a webcam in Stonehaven Harbour that you can control yourself and even take snapshots.
Of course for those of us wanting a view slightly closer to home there is always Pieter's webcam looking out over Catterline bay.