Timeline of the Bothie opening

A timeline of news of the opening of the Bothie in Kintore. Read More...
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The Bothie opens its doors

A five-year vision to provide young people in Kintore with a place to meet became a reality today (Saturday, December 7, 2013) with the opening of “the Bothie” youth café.

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So Gateway Kintore is too far to walk?

At the Local Development Plan meeting earlier this month it seemed that the main argument against the Gateway Kintore development is that it is too far for children to walk.

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Wind Turbine application

An application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a 78-metre turbine on the Midmill Industrial Estate.

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Nov 30: Book Week Scotland Drop-in Quiz

Come and join the Big Book Bash on November 30, to celebrate Book Week Scotland. The “Book Week Scotland Drop-In Quiz - True or False!” takes place 2-5pm at The Peerie Pantry, 12 Northern Road, Kintore

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Kintore christmas card post

Kintore School are, once again, organising the Christmas post service within the village.

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Dec 7: Kintore Christmas lights switch on

  • The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday, December 7 at 4.30 pm in The Square in front of the Town House.
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Farewell to the Torryburn?

The owners of the Torryburn on School Road in Kintore have applied for a warrant to demolish the former hotel and clear the site. Read More...
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1,000 names will not count says council official

Responding to a question by Councillor Fergus Hood at last night’s Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan meeting in Kintore School, a council official said that the 1,000-name Gateway Kintore petition would not count as a representation in the consultation for the 2016 plan.

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Gauchhill Road closure for 2 weeks

Gauchhill Road in Kintore will be closed for two week from November 25. The closure will be from Melrose Place to Gauchhill.

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Kintore Fundraising Team Distributes £3,000 to local Kintore community groups

The Kintore Fundraising Team , whose primary role in the village is the installation and maintenance of the Christmas lights and the annual switch on in the square , have undertaken several successful fundraising activities which resulted in them having surplus funds which they decided to offer to community groups in Kintore. Read More...
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Nov 6: Community urged to attend local plan consultation

Kintore and District Community Council is urging members of the local communities to take part in a consultation for the Local Development Plan on Wednesday (November 6) at 7.00pm in Kintore School.

Kintore wants a supermarket

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Nov 23: Kintore School PTA Christmas Fair

Kintore School PTA is holding their Christmas Fair at the school on Saturday, November 23 from 10am to 2pm.

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Nov 8: Christmas Shopping Night

Yes, it is that time! Time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and the Kintore 0-3 Group are quick off the mark with this event.

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Oct 19: Kintore coffee morning for Syria

Kintore Rotary Club has organised a fundraising coffee morning on Saturday, October 19 at 10 am to help the Syria Refugee Appeal.

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Our councillors say amenities come first

Aberdeenshire councillors have told the developers behind the Kintore East development, that could see 1,200 new houses built in Kintore, that community facilities must come first.

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A message to Aberdeenshire councillors: Put facilities before houses

On Tuesday you will be asked to approve a development that will result in the building of up to 1,200 new homes in Kintore. This will be a massive expansion of Kintore which already has a population of 4,447.

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The Bothie nears completion

Despite the slight setback of having to postpone a proposed first event at The Bothie this week, progress with the construction has been good and The Bothie should be ready in the next week or two. Read More...
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Kintore East recommended for approval

Aberdeenshire Council is to recommend to councillors that the Kintore East Development Framework is approved at the council’s Garioch Area Committee meeting on Tuesday (September 17).

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Could you put something back into the community?

Are you interested in putting something back into the community that thou live in? Do you have an interest in Kintore and its future? Read More...
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What progress on Gateway Kintore?

You will probably recall that, back in February, a petition with more than 1,000 signatures was handed over to our Kintore councillors – Nan Cullinane, Martin Ford and Fergus Hood. The petition called on Aberdeenshire Council to bring forward the Gateway Kintore development for consideration by councillors.

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Where will Royal Mail sell off leave our service?

So the UK Government is to press ahead with the sale of Royal Mail, one of the services that even Mrs Thatcher’s government thought was a privatisation too far.

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July 13: Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party

Raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party takes place in Kintore Public Hall on Saturday, July 13 from 2 pm - 4 p.m Read More...
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The Bothie begins to take shape

The Bothie, the new meeting place for Kintore’s young people, is taking shape with the foundations having already reached floor level. It is expected the building will be completed by mid-September.

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Rapid progress by Kintore youth project

Building of The Bothie in Kintore started two weeks ago. Settled weather has allowed the foundations and walls to be completed to floor level, as shown in the photograph.

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Kintore Summer Festival programme

The full programme has just been announced for the Kintore Summer Festival which takes place this year on Saturday, June 8.

Kintore Summery Festival June 8 2013



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Exhibition celebrates botanical art

Mary McMurtrie, of Balbithan House in Kintore, was described as Britain’s oldest working artist. When she died in 2003, aged 101, she had just completed proof reading her latest book of illustrations. She specialised in painting flowers and plants.

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Broadband woes continue in Kintore

In the last month, Kintore’s broadband infrastructure has been creaking under the strain of the growing number of households and businesses in Kintore. Broadband outages and slow speeds seem to be affecting a large proportion of the population.

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Bennachie sunset

Sunset last night behind Bennachie, photographed from Hill of Balbithan, just above Kintore Golf Course.

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Fire service in Kintore

Last night’s fire at the old Torryburn Hotel has brought the matter of fire cover in Kintore to mind.

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Sunset brings promise of spring

The daffodils have been keeping themselves covered up. And who can blame them? Even thought it is April, there is still ‘sna behind the dykes’ in the fields around Kintore and the temperatures remain stubbornly cold, with a biting wind.

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Kintore Konnect March edition

The March 2013 edition of Kintore Konnect has just been published and you can read it on this website (3.5MB pdf).

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1,000-name petition for Gateway Kintore handed over to local councillors

A petition carrying the names of more than a thousand people has been handed over to local councillors urging Aberdeenshire Council to approve a plan that would bring new facilities for the expanding town of Kintore.

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New martial arts class in Kintore

Susan Staniforth is starting up a new Martial Art Class for SooYang Do on Fridays from 6.30 to 7.30pm Read More...
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House plan for Gauchhill

A planning application has been submitted for a new house at 10 Gauchhill Cottages, Kintore. The new house is proposed for the garden of an existing house in Gauchhill.

You can view the plans for the three-bedroom, two-storey house on the Aberdeenshire Council website and the deadline for comments on the application is February 25.
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Kintore sunset photos

A montage of the Kintore sunset yesterday, over the period of an hour. Note the distinctive silhouette of the Town House clock Tower.

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Master plan submitted for Gateway Kintore

A master plan for the proposed Gateway Kintore development in Kintore has been handed over to Aberdeenshire Council planners in a bid to get the proposal considered by councillors.

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Scottish wildcat appears again

The Scottish Wildcat on Hill of Balbithan made another appearance today for the camera.

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Check out the food hygiene standard

How good is your favourite food shop, cafe, take away or restaurant? No, not just whether the food is tasty – are the food hygiene standards good enough.

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Expansion plan for caravan park

Plans have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for the expansion of Hillhead Caravan Park in Kintore, adding 17 new caravan stances and tent pitches. Read More...
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January sunrise over Kintore

Thanks to Sammy Murray for sending us this lovely winter sunrise picture taken yesterday morning.

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Getting ready for Burns Night

Kintore butchers J&G Dossett have been out hunting on the slopes of Bennachie to bag the haggis ready for Burns Night.

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