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New School Provision in Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire Council have agreed investment in new school provision to replace Dunnottar School and Carronhill School.  Officers from the Learning Estates Team presented the options under consideration and explained the consultation process at our meeting on 11th January 2022 - a copy of the presentation is here and overview of the consultation timetable is here.

The Community Council are committed to consulting widely on the options for the new schools. You can find the Parents Guide to Statutory Consultation here

The Learning Estates Team are now conducting the informal engagement process prior to the statutory consultation. Officers will host a public meeting which will be held at 6pm on 12 May 2022 at the Stonehaven Town Hall. 

An online survey is available as part of the informal engagement process. The survey can be completed using this link

Traffic Management Review

Aberdeenshire Council is undertaking a Traffic Management Review in Stonehaven.

The Community Council have written to Aberdeenshire to make it clear that they reject the idea of creating additional parking spaces on the Carron Terrace river bank.

Save Invercarron Resource Centre

There has been a great response to our petition to keep Invercarron Resource Centre as a hub for activities for older people, with more than 1000 signatures collected either online or in the town centre. This shows how highly-valued Invercarron Resource Centre has been while fulfilling its original purpose,

The Community Council held a special meeting last year (EGM, 27th July 2021) to discuss the proposals by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership to convert Invercarron Resource Centre to a vaccination centre. You can find an account of the presentation made by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership here and Stonehaven and District Community Council’s response to them explaining our concerns here

Support for those affected by storms

For more information see bulletin from Aberdeenshire Council, 3rd Feb here

Recycling Changes

Aberdeenshire Council are aiming to increase recycling and reduce landfill by moving to a 3-week cycle as follows:

Week 1: Non-recyclable waste (existing grey bin) plus food waste.

Week 2: Paper and card (existing blue-lidded bin) plus food waste

Week 3: Food and drink cans, cartons, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (new bin) plus food waste

A date for the start of the new weekly cycle and delivery of new bins has not yet been agreed.

This new cycle is expected to increase the council’s recycling rate from 44% to 45-49% by 2023 and save the council in the region of £700,000. .

Large families, those with medical needs or with babies in nappies can request additional refuse capacity, as long as they can demonstrate that they use the recycling services available to them, including the food waste caddy. Mindful that not everybody can accommodate an extra bin, the council will be working with communities to provide suitable alternatives, such as smaller or shared bins or bag collections.

Improved Broadband

If you are dissatisfied with your broadband speeds there is now a team at Aberdeenshire Council that could help. The Digital Engagement Team are here to assist residents of Aberdeenshire to get better broadband. This new team is able to guide individuals, businesses and communities to get superfast broadband at every property across the North East.  With access to numerous programmes of support, plus a list of local and national telecoms operators with solutions, all enquiries regarding getting better, faster broadband are welcome.  See their website for more information:, or, if you, or someone you know, with slow broadband needs a solution, you can contact the Digital Engagement Team at

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

2022 is the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and celebrations will be taking place at both local and national level across the UK.  Here are the main national celebrations which local groups may wish to participate in:

  1. Platinum Jubilee Beacons (Thursday 2 June 2022). This event will follow the tradition of lighting beacons on Royal Jubilees, Weddings, and Coronations. On this date, beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and the capital cities of Commonwealth countries.
  1. The Big Jubilee Lunch (Sunday 5 June 2022). This Jubilee tradition encourages communities to come together in the spirit of fun and friendship. This is an opportunity for individuals and groups to celebrate their connections and get to know each other better as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  
  1. The Queen’s Green Canopy. This event is led by Cool Earth in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the UK Government. Community groups, schools, clubs, councils, churches, etc. will be invited to plant native trees across the United Kingdom to enhance our environment and improve the landscape for future generations. The Green Canopy initiative will create a long-term legacy in honour of Her Majesty and have a lasting impact on carbon reduction for years to come.

A webpage for the Council website has been set up, containing information on the Jubilee and a list of community events taking place across Aberdeenshire in 2022.





Dog Warden meets Community Council

Added on 13 April 2019

Aberdeenshire Council's Area Dog Warden met the Community Control at its meeting on 9th April. This was to...