New Rotary President takes office (video)

At the beginning of July the Rotary Club of Laurencekirk and District changed Presidents as it does every year at this time. Alan McNaughton took over from Philip Cooles in a windy back-garden ceremony under Covid conditions! The Club raises a lot of money for local...

Rotary Club announces Community Award winners

The Rotary Club of Laurencekirk and District is happy to announce that the joint winners of the Community Award for this year are Roy Allet from Marykirk, and Lily Barnett from Laurencekirk. Roy, on a daily basis, goes out on his cycle (or his van if the weather is...

Mearns Minibus Link – new community minibus ordered

The campaign to replace the old Mearns Community Transport minibus has made tremendous progress over the last year. The new group, Mearns Minibus Link, was set up just over a year ago by volunteers from the old group and set about gathering the necessary funding to...

Grassic Gibbon Centre temporary closure

Dear Visitor, Due to the current world health situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have taken the decision to close the cafe and tourist centre for approximately 21 days, as from Monday 16th March 2020. The wellbeing of our customers and staff is of paramount...

Mearns 50 Plus Walking Group visit Lunan Bay and Red Castle

After sleet and snow showers the previous day, and our last walk being postponed, conditions of light breezes, light winds and sun provided excellent conditions for our recent circular walk at Lunan Bay. A group of 19 members gathered in the car park at Lunan Bay,...

A successful year for the Mearns community minibus campaign

It is now just over a year since the old Mearns Community Transport minibus finally gave up. It suffered a major mechanical breakdown and on investigating the cost of spare parts it was decided that it was not worth repairing, and the decision was taken to scrap it. A...

Ben wins Rotary Club Young Chef competition

The Rotary Club of Laurencekirk and District recently sponsored a Young Chef competition at Mearns Academy, and the winner was Ben Walker of S5. The standard of all the entrants was fantastic. Many thanks to Lynne Howe at Mearns Academy for organising. Below are a few...
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