November 2015 - Stonehaven GuideBlog


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Enjoy the Land Train on Christmas Extravaganza Day

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Stonehaven Town Partnership will be operating the land Train as part of the Stonehaven Business Association Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 28th November. See Timetables below.

Land Train Timetable

Saturday 28th November

Morning Timetable:

Departing Market Square - 10.30, 11.15, 12.00 12.45 to 1.15 lunch break.

Afternoon Timetable: Departing Market Square - 13.15, 14.00, 14.45

Fares as follows: Children over 2 - 12 £2.00

Adults £3.50 Family 2 + 2 £10 (2 children and 2 adult)
Adult concessions £3.00

The Land Train will run a shorter route from Market Square, heading to the Harbour, then to the QEII Caravan Park and back to Market Square

Land Train will also be taking part in the Christmas Parade from the Leisure Centre at 16.00

Go along, Have fun and support the local businesses

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

DM Hall sponsors Stonehaven swimmers

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DM Hall, one of Scotlands leading independent firms of Chartered Surveyors, has agreed to sponsor Stonehaven Amateur Swimming Club, the highly successful competitive swimming club which serves the communities of Stonehaven and Mearns.

Stonehaven ASC, which is based at Stonehaven Leisure Centre and has around 70 members ranging in age from 7 to 17, recently saw one of its swimmers, Kieran Preston, win a bronze medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

Based at Stonehaven Leisure Centre, it also conducts training sessions at Aberdeen Sports Village, Robert Gordons University and Portlethen swimming pool.

In return for its financial support, DM Hall will see its brand logo reproduced on the clubs tee shirts, newsletter and Facebook page.

Stuart Johnston, commercial partner at DM Hall's Aberdeen office, said: "We see our sponsorship of Stonehaven ASC accomplishing two objectives: first, we strongly support the concept of engagement with communities in all the towns and cities of Scotland in which we have a presence, and, second, we value the opportunity to raise the profile of the DM Hall brand amongst the large number of families participating in competitive swimming across Aberdeenshire and the north east.

David Watt, Chairperson at Stonehaven ASC, said: We greatly welcome support from DM Hall in helping us to make our swimming club one of the most innovative in the region. Swimming is a fantastic sport for youngsters and DM Hall should be applauded for its contribution to helping us to offer sporting opportunities for young people now and in the future.

For further information on Stonehaven ASC please email

For further information about DM Hall's Scotland-wide network of offices, please contact Neil McKenzie, Marketing Manager, DM Hall, 14 Newton Place, Glasgow G3 7PY. T: 0141 352 6413. M: 07786 362517. F: 0141 332 4867. W:
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Extravaganza In Stonehaven

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Lots of exciting things happening in Stonehaven on Saturday 28th November.

This year’s Stonehaven Business Association Christmas events in the Market Square are being organised by the lovely ladies at My Beautiful Caravan and Nial Menzies from DE Shoes.

The Day starts at 10am with lots of offers in the shops, music in the square, facepainting and other attractions. Keep up to date at 

The Parade is being organised by Chris Simpson from Ma Simpson's so if you're interested in taking part please contact her at the shop. This year’s theme is Christmas songs and Carols.

The Parade will leave the leisure centre at 4pm, with light switch on being around 4.30pm.

Special Guests will be Anna and Elsa from the Disney film Frozen, who  will be attending between 1 and 3pm.

Don't let your kids miss out. We're offering a prize for the best dressed Prince or Princess too.

There will be a window competition for the kids. They need to find the Reindeer in shop windows. (Forms available from My Beautiful Caravan).

Reindeer are being expertly coloured by the 2nd Stonehaven Brownies in preparation.

Please go along and enjoy the fun.
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Stonehaven Featured on New Bucket List

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New ‘Bucket List’ Road Trip Created as UK & Ireland’s Answer to Route 66

An estimated 200,000 people travel from across America and the world every year to drive all or part of the iconic Route 66 (1) stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The route has great historical and cultural significance, forming part of a ‘bucket list’ for many people, and ranked by Britons in the top 10 of ‘things to do before you die’ (2)
To help people explore the UK & Ireland, Jurys Inns Hotels have created a new road trip to go onto the bucket list… introducing ‘Route 57’ – a drive across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with 57 must-see destinations along the way, of similar mileage and drive-time to Route 66.
The route is made up of ten shorter road trips to allow people to do part or all of the route at their leisure, in any order, all at once or gradually.
Jurys Inn Hotels hope to see it turn into a bucket list item, boosting local tourism with people travelling from home and abroad for the drive, just like with Route 66.
See Route 57 at, complete with pictures and descriptions of all 57 destinations and a map at the end for journey planning.

For more information please contact Ardziv Simonian from agenda21 digital
Email: Phone: +44 (0)2070360774

(  1)     Route 66 Recommissioning Initiative:
    2)     Average British bucket list 2014, survey by Engage Mutual:

(   3)     Route 57 Road Trip:

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