New opportunity: Laurencekirk Artisan Centre

At a time when we are still shedding staff in the area and young graduates are finding few career opportunities locally, this innovative plan for an artisan centre, developed by David McGrath of Grampian Energy Services, has been showcased to Mearns Community Council...

St Laurence Hall’s uncertain future

Representatives of The Laurencekirk Development Trust have been lobbying Aberdeenshire Council to retain the number of community facilities in the town. Laurencekirk’s population has doubled in the past twenty years but community facilities, in particular halls...

Shop Local this Christmas in Auchenblae

Fed up of hearing about Black Friday madness and want to support your local independent businesses instead? Christmas is coming early to Auchenblae where the village hall will be transformed into a festive market place on Friday 25th November. Auchenblae Christmas...

Laurencekirk Bowling Club holds presentation dinner

Laurencekirk Bowling Club held its annual presentation dinner on Saturday 24th September. The main competitions, the Ladies’ and Men’s Championships, were won by Frances Roberts and Willie Robb respectively, and they are pictured together with their...

Another £100 raised towards community minibus

Laurencekirk Co-Op has raised £100 from their open day towards the funds for a new minibus. In the picture is Suzanne from Mearns Community Transport (MCT) and Ellen from the Co-Op outside the office, within the Mearns Area Partnership Office in Laurencekirk High...

Vets Brain Tumour Charity thanks and reminder

We would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising week including the shops and businesses who have helped sell our quizzes and colouring competitions. All money raised will be donated to The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of June Currie, our former...

Thanks go to minibus voucher collectors

Mearns Community Transport would like to thank everyone for their fantastic support in collecting the Press & Journal minibus competition tokens. 70 entries have been submitted, which equates to 3250 tokens. MCT are now about to start collecting the tokens for the...

Minibus cleaner/checker required

Mearns Community Transport are looking for a person to work 1 1/2 hours a week cleaning the minibus including doing all the checks, so preferably someone who has a MiDAS licence. This is a paid position – contact Suzanne at mearnsct2@gmail.com for full...

Laurencekirk Lunch Club barbecue raises money for minibus

Laurencekirk Lunch Club and friends held a treasure hunt and barbecue on Sunday 4th September, and would like to thank sincerely, all of the participants who took part, and those who donated their time, goods or services to make it a great success. The treasure hunt...

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