One year on, Flood Action calendars help residents

The calendar is raising money to help Stonehaven residents protect their homes from flood risk.
The calendar is raising money to help Stonehaven residents protect their homes from flood risk.

Monday (December 23) marked a year since the flooding which caused upheaval and heartbreak for many in Kincardine and Mearns.

In that 12 months, residents and business owners have worked hard to repair the extensive damage that was done on that day, and some have formed resilience groups in an attempt to help get better prepared in case they are ever faced with the same again.

The Stonehaven Flood Action Group, formed earlier this year, has made several positive moves in working towards helping people protect their homes and businesses.

One project which is helping to raise funds for the group is the 2014 Flood Action Group calendar, and it’s not too late to get yours.

The calendar features the work of three local artists, who have kindly donated some of their artwork.

Andy Hall is the author of “A Sense of Belonging to Scotland.” a successful book which showcases the favourite places of a range of Scottish personalities, and this has brought him worldwide recognition.

Andy divides his time between teaching, photography, and leading weekend photography workshops. You can find him at: or

Colin Brown studied fine art at Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the 1980s. For the past 26 years he has developed a full-time career as a multi-award-winning artist, and his work has been exhibited worldwide. You can find out more about him & his work at:

Francis Boag left behind the security of his post as head of art at Aberdeen Grammar School in 2001, in order to fulfil his lifelong ambition to make a career as an artist. Since then, the Stonehaven-based painter has become one of Scotland’s most popular and best-selling artists. Find out more at:

Priced at a very reasonable £5 (+ £1 to cover P&P), it can be purhased at