“Save a life Scotland” in Laurencekirk

Last Tuesday, 14th November, 80 residents attended an event in the Mearns Academy Campus Theatre to promote the benefits of CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and the use of defibrillator machines. In Scotland only about 5% of victims survive an out-of-hospital...

Mearns gardening group switches to winter programme

The Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network gardening group has enjoyed doing gentle gardening outdoors at our various community venues, and we have now prepared our gardening group programme for indoors during the winter months, and have a great variety of...

Win Johnston Lodge for £25

A competition has been launched which gives entrants a chance to win Johnston Lodge, Laurencekirk, along with a year’s paid running costs. The competition requires a Christmas-themed crossword to be completed and submitted along with the entry fee, £5 of which...

A short history of cinema…in Laurencekirk

With the rocketing popularity of online streaming apps, it’s never been easier to watch the latest films at the touch of a button. Yet people still flock to the cinema, whether it be to the city multiplexes for the new blockbusters or the smaller independent cinemas...

Laurencekirk Bowling Club holds presentation dinner

Laurencekirk Bowling Club held its annual presentation dinner on Saturday 23rd September. The main competitions, the Ladies’ and Men’s Championships, were won by Tracy McGillivary and John Simpson respectively, and they are pictured below....

Laurencekirk Bowling Club end of season competition played

The 2017 outdoor bowling season drew to a close on Saturday with the playing of the Dinness Mitchell Pairs competition. A number of Club members contested the trophy, which was won by Douglas Lamb partnered by Gerhard Rathiel, who beat Ian Neish and Rosemary Reilly in...

Photographs of The Mearns to be exhibited

An exhibition of photographs celebrating the landscape of The Mearns is to be held at the Grassic Gibbon Centre next month. Among the photographers is Laurencekirk’s Peter Reilly. The exhibition, called Mearns Perspectives, will be formally opened on the evening...

Auchenblae Tea Founder book launch

The fascinating story of James Taylor, the great Mearns man from Auchenblae has been told in the newly published book “Tea & Empire – James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon”. Author Professor Angela McCarthy is holding her Mearns Book Launch on Friday...

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