A96 dualling

The team behind the A96 dualling project for Transport Scotland held a briefing meeting for community councils this afternoon at the Garioch Centre.

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Kintore Christmas lights switch-on

The Kintore Fundraising Team is organising the switch on of the Christmas Lights at the Town House and along our main streets on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 4pm.

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Help the Bothie win a minibus

The Bothie, the youth initiative of the Action Kintore community charity, is making a bid to win the minibus being offered in the Press and Journal. And you can help.

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Community council wants your views on A96 dualling

Kintore and District Community Council wants to know your views on the A96 Dualling project routes around Kintore.

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Would you welcome more traffic on the A96 into Aberdeen?

Would you welcome more traffic on the A96 between Kintore and Aberdeen?

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Gordon Highlanders Kintore 1938

Thanks to Andrew Larmour who shared this great picture of the Gordon Highlanders marching past Kintore Town House in 1938.

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Kintore keeps missing out

At last night's Kintore and District Community Council meeting, disappointment was expressed at the way that Kintore seems to miss out on community facilities.

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Community council discusses A96 dualling

At last night’s meeting of Kintore and District Community Council, the controversial plans for dualling the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness route were discussed.

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Commununity council objects to removal of road improvement conditions

Kintore and District Community Council has submitted a representation to Aberdeenshire Council, calling on the council to reject moves to remove road improvement conditions for a proposed development at Thainstone. Thainstone is within the community council’s area.

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Partnership to tackle rural crime in NE

Rural Watch Scotland has announced a new partnership dedicated to tackling rural crime in the North East and improving safety in remote communities has been launched. Read More...
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Whatever happened to planning?

Should we really be locked in the current controversy about the route for the upgraded Inverurie section of the A96?

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All set for Fireworks

Kintore and District Community Council are organising this year’s Kintore Fireworks at the Kintore School Playing fields on Friday, November 2, starting at 6.30pm.

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Shock at Kintore route for A96

When the route options for the A96 from Huntly to Aberdeen went on display today in the Inverurie Town Hall, there was a shock in store for residents of Kintore, Keithhall and Kinmuck and Balbithan.

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Kintore Rotary issue plea for Shelterbox

On Friday 28 September, a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Shortly after, a deadly tsunami tore through the region, flattening everything in its path and turning thousands of homes to rubble. 

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A96 Dualling route options

Transport Scotland are holding another series of exhibitions to update the progress on the A96 Dualling for the section from Aberdeen to Huntly.

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Aberdeenshire Council examine new recycling and rubbish collections

At the Kintore and District Community Council meeting this week Aberdeenshire councillors told the meeting that the council was consulting on a new waste strategy that could see considerable changes to the kerbside collections.

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MSP calls for investment to target Aberdeenshire broadband blackspots

North East Scotland MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to target investment at areas of Aberdeenshire that are worst affected by low internet speeds.

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Community council posts for 2018/19

At the Kintore and District Community Council September meeting Fiona Cooper was nominated and elected to continue her role as Chairperson for the community council.

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The safety of our children near Kintore Primary School

The safety of children going to and from Kintore Primary School has been an issue that has had some considerable priority at the last two Kintore and District Community Council meetings. See the post “Concerns for the safety of our children”.

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Bus timetable consultation closes this Friday

Last night’s Kintore and District Community Council meeting heard of concerns about the bus service from Kintore to Inverurie being cut back to every hour, rather than every half hour. Read More...
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Scottish Diaspora stay in Garioch extended

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is to stay show at The Garioch Heritage Centre for an extra month. It will now remain on show until November 10.

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Kintore Summer Festival team needs new members

If the Kintore Summer Festival is to run again in 2019, the festival team need to recruit new volunteers.

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Kintore radio station to close

Kintore-based radio station NECR has announced that it is to close with its final broadcast being tonight (Wednesday, August 15).

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The Bothie amazed at interest in sign language

The Bothie – the youth initiative of community charity Action Kintore – has been amazed by the response to its proposed classes in British Sign Language (BSL).

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New restaurant eyes up Kintore

A new restaurant is currently considering opening in Kintore.

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Rachel is Citizen of the Year

Rachel Lewis, Youth and Volunteer Development Officer at The Bothie, the youth initiative of the Action Kintore community charity, has been announced as Citizen of the Year for 2018.

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Tuach Hill access reopened

Access to Tuach Hill is to be reinstated. It has been closed for some time following the discovery of asbestos fragments.

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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry here for summer

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is spending the summer on show at The Garioch Heritage Centre from July 11 to October 6.

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Planning updates

The following planning applications were highlighted at last night’s Kintore and District Community Council meeting. Read More...
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Rural Watch Scotland aims to reduce crime

“Rural Watch Scotland” is an extension of the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland movement aimed specifically at rural communities, like those around Kintore.

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Kintore business seeks purchasing adminstrator

RIM Fabrications in Kintore is looking for two new purchasing administrators – one a permanent post, the second for maternity cover. Read More...
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Do you know of the Shakin' Bridge?

The Institution of Civil Engineers have been in contact to say they have a postcard in their collection of a “Shakin’ Bridge, Kintore”. Can any of our website users shed any light on it?

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Dyce to Aberdeen rail closure

The rail line from Dyce to Aberdeen will be closed as part of the programme for doubling of the track between Aberdeen and Inverurie. This section of line will be closed from May 12 to August 20.

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Fire Brigade blocked by parked cars

At the community council meeting this week, those present heard from police that a fire engine, on the way to a fire, had been obstructed by parked cars in Allendale Gardens which, we were told, had not left sufficient room for emergency vehicle access.

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Abattoir plans to go on show

Developers are holding an meeting to discuss their plans for a new Scotbeef abattoir and meat production facility and Thainstone, in the Kintore & District Community Council area.

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Garioch Heritage Centre buy-out plan

The Garioch Heritage Centre opened in October 2017 and houses the collections of Garioch Heritage Society. It is located in the renovated Inverurie Loco Works.

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Balbithan broadband bid fails due to cost

Residents in the Balbithan area of Kintore have had to throw in the towel on their bid to improve their slow broadband. Encouraged by BT and Aberdeenshire Council they made an application for a Community Fibre Partnership which would co-fund the provision of fibre connections to the premises.

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Suspicious door-to-door sales

We have received the following message from Police Scotland about suspicious door-to-door sales calls in the area.

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New for car enthusiasts at this year's festival

New for this year’s Kintore Summer Festival is a Performance and Classic Car Show in the car park at the Kintore Primary School.

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Kintore Community Council report

At the November 2017 meeting, we welcomed representatives from Aberdeenshire Council who gave a presentation on the Local Development Plan 2021. Read More...
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Balbithan road safety

At Kintore and District Community Council last night there was praise for the work that Aberdeenshire Council have completed on the road up Balbithan, past the Kintore Golf Club.

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Concerns voiced over Thainstone developments

Since the Scottish Government Reporter overturned the decision of Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch Area Committee to refuse the application to expand the Thainstone Business Park up Thainstone Hill, details of landscaping and the new Scotbeef slaughterhouse have been put forward.

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Kintore Rail Station meeting success

Last week’s Kintore Railway Station exhibition, at The Bothie in Kintore, has been rated as a great success with more than 200 people attending.

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Visit the Garioch Heritage Centre free

From now until the end of March you can visit the Garioch Heritage Centre in Inverurie, absolutely free.

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Watch out, there's a thief about

Reports of some people trying doors last night in the Hallforest area of Kintore are a timely reminder to remember to lock your doors and outbuildings.

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Community Fibre Partnership on hold

People just outside Kintore who live beyond the 1,200-metre distance from fibre broadband connection boxes have been dealt another blow in their battle to receive a decent broadband service.

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Thainstone Business Park landscaping

Following the approval, on appeal, of the Thainstone Business Park extension, further details, including landscaping proposals, have now been submitted for the site, marked red in the photograph below.

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Kintore rail station to open December 2019

Kintore should have a railway station again in December 2019. That was the message delivered to Kintore and District Community Council last night by Paul Finch of Aberdeenshire Council.

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What a waste!

More that twice the weight of the steel that went into building the new Queensferry Crossing. That’s how much waste we, in the Aberdeenshire Council area, send to landfill each year – 80,000 tonnes.

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Kintore Angling Club take over

Kintore Angling Club has just signed a lease to take over the Common Good Ground waters that belong to the people of Kintore. It means the club can now offer, Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout fishing, right on your doorstep.

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Are you looking for funds for a good cause?

Are you fundraising for a good cause in or around Kintore and Kemnay?

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Do you know a Citizen of the Year?

The Rotary Club of Kintore, Kemnay and District has started its search for the Citizen of the Year 2018.

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Action Kintore prepares for future

Action Kintore, Kintore’s community charity, has unveiled a new look as it starts initial work on a project aimed at bringing the Royal Burgh of Kintore’s iconic 18th century Town House back into community use.

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Cheques for Scouts and Boys Brigade

At its meeting this week, Kintore and District Community Council presented cheques to representatives of the Scouts and Boys Brigade to thank them for their work in helping to organise the Kintore Fireworks Display in November.

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State of icy pavements discussed by community council

The state of roads and pavements in Kintore, during the recent periods of snow and ice, was a point of discussion at this week’s Kintore and District Community Council.

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Apply now for Kintore Summer Festival

If you havee an organisation that wants to be part in the Kintore Summer Festival on Saturday, May 26, you need to submit your application before the end of this month (January 31, 2018).

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Dance your way into 2018

A new opportunity is starting up in Kintore from age 2 upwards to learn how to dance. The organisers of the new classes say that they cater for all abilities from “newbies to pros”.

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