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Picture from the Past

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

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Stonehaven Girls Brigade members, 1992.

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.

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Ellie Dalgetty is on the left, Kenadie Sivewright in the middle and Emily Scott on the right

Highland dancing success for local girls

In 2017 three Highland Dancers from Brechin and Fettercairn took part in a number of Highland Dance competitions. The three girls are taught by Sara Beattie at The Beattie School of Dance. They have achieved fantastic success in the six highland dance competitions they entered at the start of this year. Over a short six- month period in the Novice section, Kenadie Sivewright (9) Ellie Dalgetty (10) and Emily Scott (11) among them won a total haul of 22 Overall Trophies and 289 medals. 126 of these were Gold, 105 silver and 58 Bronze!

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Stonehaven beach praised in clean up

Stonehaven beach praised in clean up

Stonehaven Beavers and Cubs took on the task of cleaning up Stonehaven beach last weekend in very changeable weather conditions.

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Happier times...Craig and Fiona celebrating Christmas 2010 with their much-cherished first child, Robert.

Sepsis awareness fight taken to Scottish Parliament

FEAT chairman Craig Stobo speaks to Julie Currie about the necessity for a public awareness campaign on the life-threatening condition sepsis.

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Doing his family proud...author Jake Buchan with his proud parents Mark and Cindy and his brother Bruce.

Peterhead teenager needs help to publish autobiography

Jake Buchan is making his dreams come true by publishing his autobiography.

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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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This pound coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker.

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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A celebratory fish and chip lunch awaits for members of Stonehavens Lion Club, the Horizon Group and Jim Cattanach, who all contributed to the the Wave Gardens new look.

“New lease of life” for beachfront area

A beachfront area has been given a new lease of life thanks to a host of Stonehaven volunteers.

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The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how official figures relating to religious adherence are recorded.

Questions raised over official figures on religion

The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how people’s religious identity is recorded officially after a recent survey indicated that more than 70 per cent of Scots say they are not religious.

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Dog owners are being encouraged to treat their pets for this year's World Animal Day.

Treat your dog to the best on World Animal Day

Dog owners are being urged to pamper their pooches as part of World Animal Day, which will take place at the start of next month.

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Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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The winners at the the first ever Scottish Gin Awards.

Awards raise a glass to the best of Scottish gin producers

The winners in the first ever Scottish Gin Awards were revealed last night at a near sell-out event held in Glasgow last night.

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Pictured (from left) are: Alex Rowley, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie.

Party leaders rally round to support cancer charity

Party leaders from across Scotland’s political spectrum are in the pink to support women with breast cancer and to encourage the public to back a major campaign.

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Online smartphone retailer, Mobiles.co.uk, has conducted the poll to find out just how text-savvy we are, and whether we know our FYIs from our OMGs.

Are you fluent in text speak?

Abbreviations such as LOL, OMG and BTW are now part of our everyday lingo with one in ten (10 per cent) people using them everyday, but three quarters of those polled (75 per cent) don’t know what they mean.

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Heritage Awareness Day aims to bring us face to face with our past

Kirsty Paterson finds out more about Scotland’s first Heritage Awareness Day – and what you can do to get involved ...

Remember your first date? Maybe you arranged to meet outside a particular shop or went to the cinema.

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Only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.

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IAM RoadSmart is warning that there is no such thing as "multitasking" while driving.

“Multitasking” drivers are risking disaster

Motorists are being urged by the UK’s largest road safety charity to keep their cool to avoid distraction and potential disaster.

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