20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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Picture quiz: Name the Scottish football stars by their Corinthian figurine

Among the seemingly endless number of collectable playground crazes of the 1990s was the popular range of football models produced by Corinthian. At their height, these little figures sold by the truck load.

LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

62 year-old Graeme Leslie.

New information released in search for missing man

New information about the appearance of missing St Cyrus man Greame Leslie has been released as the search for him continues.

A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

1992: 12 year-old Kelly Warrender accepts one of the t-shirts donated to Stonehaven otters Amateur Swimming Club.

It Happened in the Mearns

We take a look back at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1992, 1967 and 1917:

Adorable: Little Cooper Ward won first prize in our Bonny Baby competition.

Pictures: Bonny Baby Competition winners

The 2017 Mearns Leader Bonny baby competition winner, little Cooper Ward, and his parents Samantha Haggart (left) and Jai Ward were presented with their prize of a framed 15x12 print recently.

Little Eileidh passed away on July 1.

Charity fun day for Eileidh Rose

A fundraiser organised for this weekend in Stonehaven to help a terminally ill little girl will go ahead, following the sad news that the five year-old has tragically passed away.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Anyone with information about Mr Leslie's whereabouts is asked to contact Police on 101.

Appeal to trace missing St. Cyrus man

The officer leading the search for 62-year-old Graeme Leslie is appealing for people living the St Cyrus area to check sheds, garages or other outbuildings for signs of activity as the search to trace him continues.

Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

Laurencekirk Bowling Club Gala Seven ends

Laurencekirk Bowling Club Gala Seven ends

Despite there being no Laurencekirk Gala again this year, the club decided continue with its traditional Gala event on Sunday, July 16.

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Harvey and Archie Reid raised �1,000 for Plan B.

Teens scale Mt Kilimanjaro in Dom’s memory

Two brothers from Fasque Castle have pushed themselves to the limits in aid of new charity which has been set up in memory of local kayaker Dominic Jackson, was tragically died earlier this year.

Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

Panthers say farewell to club founder Archie McKechnie

Panthers say farewell to club founder Archie McKechnie

Stonehaven Bowling Club was the venue for Panthers Basketball Club’s AGM and annual awards night on Friday, June 30.

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This week's Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of 1992.
It shows the Stonehaven Youth Football Club's Under 15s side, The Swifts, just prior to setting off on their weekend tour of the Inverness area.

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of 1992.

Stonehaven town hall

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Our list of upcoming events in our local area.

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