Would a Men’s Shed help the residents of Laurencekirk?

The Men’s Shed story started in Australia after it was noted that on retirement, many men found it difficult to adjust. Their main role as family bread-winner diminished, along with their self-confidence. A social worker suggested that the community should create a...

Laurencekirk – Our Community

How important is it for us to live in a strong community? When we hear or read the news there is seldom a mention of Laurencekirk – perhaps an item on the road reports or a lucky lottery winner? The town has seen significant changes in recent decades: the closing of...

Packed agendas for Mearns Library and Mearns Community Cinema

Next on the library agenda is our Fun Family Sing-a-long! Saturday 17th November, 1pm. If you’re a Dancing Queen come along and have some fun. Bring some Money Money Money as there will be a raffle to raise funds for Project Trust. On Thursday 22nd November at 7pm we...

Police Scotland warn of frauds against elderly

Through liaison with the Police Scotland Economic Crime Unit it is reported that there has been a noticeable increase in vishing frauds against the elderly. Below is a list of recent vishing fraud MO’s in Scotland. 1. The victim is contacted by landline or mobile...

November Excitement at Mearns Library

We have an absolutely BRILLIANT November planned here at Mearns Library, with two FANTASTIC events to bookend the month and a fun Saturday afternoon in the middle! Firstly, we have photographer Andy Hall coming on Tuesday 6th at 7pm. Andy will be sharing his...

Austerity till the late 2020s?

The Laurencekirk Development Trust was launched in 2013 after the introduction of a Westminster “Austerity Budget” in the wake of the economic crash. At the time local authorities were warned that their budget would not return to 2007 levels for at least...

Mearns Community Cinema In Summer-y

This summer has been a busy one at the Mearns Community Cinema. First, we assisted the Mearns Community Library with some free showings over the holidays, then we put on our very first film festival and to top it all off we have had some comings and goings on the...

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