P & J Win a Minibus – can you help?

Mearns Community Transport are collecting tokens for the “Win a Minibus” competition in the Press and Journal. Please drop off any vouchers you can at the MAP office, 44 High Street, Laurencekirk (opposite the Post Office). The minibus is a valuable asset...

CFINE Development Work Manager job vacancy

Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 (full time, 36.25 hours/ week) (Fixed term contract until 31 March 2017 but ongoing subject to finance) Want to Make a Difference Socially, Environmentally; Economically? This is a new post within Community Food Initiatives North East...

Old Academy to be demolished

Aberdeenshire council have decided that the former Mearns Academy is to be demolished and the ground sold on the open market. The playing fields, which have been the focus of a campaign to save them for the community, are being retained. You can read the news release...

Participatory budgeting at Laurencekirk event

There is to be an exciting opportunity for people in Laurencekirk to have their say on how a pot of money is to be spent on older people’s groups in the town. Several older people’s groups have been invited to bid for funding to support their activities in a process...

New Church minister appointed

Following the sad death of Catherine Hepburn last March we are pleased to announce that we have a new minister for West Mearns. Brian Smith takes up his appointment on Thursday, 2nd June at an induction service in Auchenblae Church beginning a 7pm. This will be...

Helpers wanted for train station Big Plant-Up

Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network Gardening Group and Laurencekirk Primary School gardening group are looking for help to plant up the 16 whisky barrel tubs to brighten up Laurencekirk Train Station at our Big Plant-Up Afternoon. This year we are planting a...

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