Womblehill wind turbine application

A planning application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a 51-metre turbine at Womblehill, south west of Kintore.


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Faster broadband for Kintore next summer

Kintore is to get a faster broadband service by summer 2012. BT has made the announcement that Kintore will be among 47 communities in Scotland to receive the new service that promises speeds up to 20Mbps.

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Kintore Christmas lights switched on

A large crowd attended the Kintore Christmas lights switch-on late this afternoon at Kintore Town House this afternoon.

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Kintore School Christmas post service

Kintore School Parent Council is organising the usual Christmas Post for delivery to addresses in Kintore.

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Kintore Summer Festival call to community groups

Calling all Kintore Local Community Groups - The Kintore Summer Festival Committee would like your community group to participate in the 2012 Summer Festival.

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Kintore and Kemnay 'Citizen of the Year'

The time has come to honour the best. Kintore Rotary have launched their hunt for the ‘Citizen of the Year’ from Kintore and Kemnay.

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Kintore broadband reaches around half global average

So, after many phone calls and emails to BT, we finally seem to be seeing speeds return to where they were. But, it is galling that they are still barely half the global average.

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Dec 3: Christmas lights switch-on

The Kintore Fundraising Team invite everyone to come and enjoy the Kintore Christmas Lights Switch-on in The Square, Kintore at 4:30pm.

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Broadband in Kintore slows to a crawl

Well, the crunch has happened. Just as we predicted, the onset of winter has resulted in more broadband usage and, as a result, broadband in the town slows to a crawl each evening.

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Dec 11: Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre, Kintore Public Hall on Sunday, December 11 from 1 - 4pm.

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Nov 5: Coffee morning

Coffee morning on Saturday, November 5 10am to 12 noon. Read More...
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Kintore Summer Festival 2012 date announced

The Kintore Summer Festival next year will take place on Saturday, May 26.

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Carbon capture pipeline plan dropped

The proposed National Grid pipeline for the carbon capture and storage project will not now go ahead following a decision by the Department of Energy and Climate Change not to go ahead with the construction. Read More...
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Recollections of Kintore

Roger Summers has produced a book entitled “The memories of a Loon fae Townhead Terrace”. Read More...
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Supermarket and filling station plans

We now have copies of the plans for the proposed development at Broomhill Roundabout that would incorporate a supermarket, filling station, hotel, restaurant, sports facilities and offices.

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Supermarket and filling station proposal

Plans went on show today in Kintore for a new commercial development beside the Broomhill roundabout on the A96, with a supermarket, filling station, hotel, restaurant and offices.

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As nights draw in broadband woes increase

As the autumn chill takes over from last week’s Indian summer, more people are turning to the internet for their evening entertainment and that, in turn, means that Kintore’s broadband infrastructure comes under greater strain.

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Kintore Pipe Band's Beat Retreat

To conclude their 90th anniversary celebrations on Saturday, Kintore Pipe Band Beat Retreat in front of Kintore’s 18th century Town House.

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Quiz Night raised £1,005 for Christmas Lights

The Kintore Fundraising Team are delighted to announce that we raised £1.005 at our Quiz held on September 23. Read More...
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Chance to question Stagecoach about bus services

The Commercial Manager of Stagecoach Bluebird, Wiliiam Mainus, will be attending the Kintore and District Community Council meeting on September 27. So if you have any questions about the bus services to and from Kintore, this is your opportunity. Read More...
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The Bothie project potentially back on track

The Bothie project for a youth cafe in Kintore, constructed using sustainable strawbales, may be back on track assuming the costs can be brought within budget.

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Kintore Konnect issue 5 out now

Kintore Konnect issue 5 has been published and can be downloaded from this website.

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Friday, September 23: Quiz Night

Kintore Fundraising Team are organising a Quiz Night on Friday, September 23 to raise funds for Kintore’s Christmas lights. Read More...
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Tuesday, September 27: Community Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Kintore and District Community Council will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, September 27 in Kintore School. Read More...
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"Highland Tiger" photographed again near Kintore

The so-called Highland Tiger, a rare Scottish Wildcat, has made another appearance on Hill of Balbithan just outside Kintore.

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Marie Curie Cancer Care Coffee Morning August 27

Marie Curie Coffee Morning on Saturday, August 27 in Kintore Public Hall. Read More...
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Kintore Pipe Band's 90th Anniversary

Kintore Pipe Band is celebrating its 90th Anniversary with a special event in the town on Saturday, September 24.

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Bronze Age house excavation at Balbithan

A team from Headland Archaeology is currently excavating a Bronze Age house in Balbithan Forest, near Kintore and visitors are welcome.

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Scottish Government says high-speed broadband is "key priority"

The Scottish Government has said that access to the next generation of high-speed is a key priority. The government’s aim is to have “access for all” by 2020.

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The Local Hub café closed

The Local Hub community café in the centre of Kintore has closed.

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Summer sunset at 10.30pm

With just over a week to go to the summer solstice, this is the sunset last night in the far north-west at 10pm, photographed from just outside Kintore.

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June issue of Kintore Konnect now out

The June issue of Kintore Konnect features marks the 90th anniversary of the Kintore Pipe Band with a front page photo and feature inside.

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Carbon Capture project public meeting June 7

National Grid is part of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) consortium with ScottishPower and Shell U.K. Ltd developing a carbon capture, transportation and storage scheme.

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Kintore Youth Forum thanks community for support

The AGM of Action Kintore Ltd was held in Kintore School on the evening of Thursday 19 May and Directors took the opportunity to invite local businesses, Grampian Police and Aberdeenshire Council, to thank them for the support given to Kintore Youth Forum by financing the use of two rooms within Kintore Town House.

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Sunday stroll raises more than £4,000

Kintore Rotarian Jim Thomson has been working with members of Friends of St Andrews to organise a fundraiser and a sponsored Sunday Stroll involving Rotarians and staff, pupils and supporters of the School was held through Kintore Quarry on 8 May.

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MSP calls for urgent action on broadband

Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for North East Scotland, has renewed her call for the Scottish Government to take action on rural broadband blackspots. Read More...
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Broadband: Kintore stuck in the slow lane again?

How’s your broadband speed? Living just about a mile outside Kintore our line is rated at 5mb of the supposed headline figure of 8mb quoted in BT’s adverts.

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Cup Cake Decorating for Kids

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Early summer photos of Kintore

Early summer photos in Kintore.

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RNLI Cheese & Wine on May 27

The RNLI are holding a Cheese and Wine Evening in St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Place, Inverurie on Friday, May 27 from 7pm to 9.30pm.

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The Bothie project scrapped

The decision has been taken to cancel The Bothie project which had envisaged a youth cafe in the centre of Kintore, to be constructed using sustainable strawbales construction methods.

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Kintore Summer Festival programme announced

The programme for the Kintore Summer Festival has been announced. As usual the main events take place on Saturday, May 21 and centre on The Square in Kintore.

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Two Fat Laddies Cookery Demonstration

The Kintore Summer Festival Committee is organising a Cookery Demonstration by the Two Fat Laddies on Friday, May 13 in Kintore Public Hall.

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Nearly new sale May 7

Nearly New Sale on Saturday 7 May 2011 at Kintore Public Hall 10am to 1pm. 

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More spring photos from Kintore

More spring photos from Kintore. The bridge and the River Don, geese, Kintore sunset and gathering cloud.

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Highland Tiger photographed a mile from centre of Kintore

Photographs of one of Scotland’s rarest mammals near Kintore Golf Club have caused quite a stir in wildlife circles.

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Spring photos in Kintore

Three photos of Kintore from Alice Morrison.

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Closer to you? Grampian Police survey

On April 1, last year, Grampian Police introduced a new community focussed policing model that provides dedicated Local Policing Teams (LPTs) to each of the 24 local policing areas across the three territorial divisions.

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Looking for good quality second hand goods

Bag2School collects good quality second hand adults and children`s clothing, sheets, blankets, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags. All items collected are for RE-USE. Read More...
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Work on The Bothie due to start in June

Dave Chouman the architect and Steven Laing the builder recently confirmed the start date for building the foundations of The Bothie as being late April (now, late June), weather permitting.

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RNLI Quiz Night Kintore April 29

The Inverurie and District Branch of the RNLI are holding a fundraising quiz night on Friday, April 29 in Kintore Village Hall.

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Kintore Konnect 3 published

The latest issue of Kintore Konnect is now available for you to read online. For the third issue, dated March 2011, Kintore Konnect looks ahead to the annual Kintore Summer Festival which takes place this year on the weekend of May 20-22.

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Public Meeting about The Bothie project

A Public Meeting about The Bothie project in the gymnasium at Kintore School starting at 7pm on Friday 25 March. Read More...
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Coffee Morning in Aid of the British Heart Foundation

Coffee Morning in Aid of the British Heart Foundation. Saturday, 19 March 201 10.30 - 12.30 Kintore Church Hall Read More...
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New garage plan for Broomhill

Plans have been for a new car sales showroom and workshop on land adjacent to the Broomhill Roundabout at Kintore. Read More...
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'Internet Security for Kids' event in Kintore

The Local Hub is holding a talk on Wednesday 9 March at 7pm - 8pm "Internet Security for Kids" by Andy Till.

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Gardening for wildlife free talk

Would you like to see more wildlife in your garden? If so, mark Wednesday, February 23 in your diary now.

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View Kintore expansion exhibition panels and feedback

We now have the complete set of Kintore East Masterplan exhibition panels online, along with a copy of the feedback form which you can download, complete and return to give your views.

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How to access Kintore from Aberdeen on proposed Broomhill junction

The public exhibition for the proposed Kintore East expansion of Kintore has put the focus on the proposed new junction to replace the Broomhill Roundabout on the A96.

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Kintore East expansion exhibition

There was no sign of apathy today (Saturday, February 12) at the Kintore Masterplan Public Exhibition in Kintore Public Hall. On show were plans by the Kintore Consortium to develop “Kintore East” with between 1,000 and 1,200 additional houses, a public park, sports fields, commercial developments and land for new schools.

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Shelterbox tent at School and in The Square

Kintore Rotary Club will be setting up a Shelterbox tent. Firstly, it will be in the foyer of Kintore School, on Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22 to start Rotary's Thanks For Life week.

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Major expansion plan unveiled for Kintore

Plans are to be unveiled for a major expansion of Kintore to the east of the town, with housing, community facilities, new schools and a new park focussed on Tuach Hill.

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Kintore Public Hall AGM

The AGM of the Kintore Public Hall will take place on Monday, February 21 at 8pm in the hall ante-room.

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Kintore station hopes fade

Why on earth does it take so long for anything to happen in this country? The re-opening of a rail station in Kintore has been on the cards for ten years and more. It featured in the NESTRANS plans with an opening date of 2009. Now, as we embark on 2011 it seems further away than ever.

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Flowers to give a lift to The Square

Kintore & District Community Council has secured funding from Aberdeenshire Council to provide new flower tubs and hanging baskets for the centre of Kintore.

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Moon behind Bennachie

On Thursday morning those with a view of Bennachie were greeted with the sight of a brilliant moon behind the northern slopes of Bennachie.

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Coldest for more than 100 years

We won’t tempt fate by suggesting that we have seen the last of it, but those who have endured November and December in – not just Kintore, but the whole of the UK – know that it has been a very severe winter.

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Kintore Konnect page on this site

Many of you will have received copies of the new Kintore Konnect newsletter which is now in its second edition, which was published at Christmas.

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