What would you like to see in the Town House

In his Kintore and District Community Council update, Brian Johnstone, the chairman, invited ideas or suggestions for future use of the Town House.

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Community Council news December 2015

Sainsburys is open! A very welcome addition to Kintore shopping facilities, we look forward to the opening of the dentist and hairdressers and as we write this article the application for the Cafe / Wine bar is still undecided, fingers crossed this will be approved. Read More...
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Christmas card delivery in Kintore

Between now and December 16, you can have your Christmas cards delivered in Kintore for just 25p per card with all the money going to support Kintore School Parent Council.

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Dec 5: Kintore Christmas Lights switch-on

The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday, December 5 at 4.30 pm in The Square in front of the Town House.

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Kintore Community Action Plan published

In the spring there were a series of public consultations aimed at producing a Community Action Plan for Kintore.

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Nov 30: Save our angling

In response to concerns about the future of angling, a meeting has been arranged for Monday, November 30 in the Leys Hotel, Blackburn. Read More...
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Defibrillator use extended

The PAD defibrillator, available 24-hours for emergency uses on the front of First Photographic in The Square, is now equipped for use on young children.

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Abbatoir plan for Thainstone

An abattoir and meat production facility is being proposed for land at the Thainstone Centre. Read More...
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Nov 6: Kintore Fireworks Display

Following the great success of the 2014 Kintore Fireworks Display, this year’s display will take place on Friday, November 6, 2015. Read More...
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Kintore Arms Inn back on market

The Kintore Arms Inn appears to be back on the market.

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Howieslap football pitches

We have received the following comment about the Howieslap football pitch from Darren Green. Read More...
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New hair salon opening in Kintore

A new hair salon is gearing up to open at the Midmill development, beside the Sainsbury’s Local, for January next year. Read More...
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Defibrillator in place

Those of you who have been in The Square, Kintore may have seen that our Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) is now in place on the front of the building occupied by First Photographic.
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Really? You think the countryside is your rubbish bin?

So you buy yourself a coffee in a disposable cup. You drive up past Kintore Golf Club on the Balbithan Road this morning and….

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Vandalism at Gauchhill Wood

We’re disappointed to hear of a spate of vandalism aimed at bird boxes and bat boxes that had been destroyed in Gauchhill Woods. What makes this particularly shocking is that these boxes were made by children at Kintore Primary School.

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Sept 14: Ancient Romans raikin aroon Kintore

Kintore author Nancy Jardine is giving a talk at the Kintore Library, on Monday, September 14, entitled “Ancient Romans raikin aroon Kintore”. Read More...
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Kintore butcher is North Champion

Kintore butcher J & G Dossett has been declared the North of Scotland champion for Traditional Steak Pies. Read More...
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Sept 15: Community Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Kintore and District Community Council takes place on Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm in Kintore School. Read More...
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B944 in Kintore to close for five days

The B944 Kemnay road will be closed between the roundabout with the B987 and B977 and the Business Park junction for five days from September 28. This is for water main works. Read More...
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Wine bar and cafe planned for Midmill

An application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a change of use for one of the units at the new retail development at Midmill, Kintore. The application is for a change of use from a food take away to a café-wine bar. Read More...
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Changes in The Square

Good to see improvements taking place in The Square, which will hopefully restore some of its prestige as the centre of our town.

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Sainsbury's recruitment for new store

Sainsbury’s, who are opening a Sainsbury’s Local store in Kintore between six and nine weeks from now, are starting their recruitment.

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Sept 5: Crash live

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is staging a Crash Live event as part of its commitment to reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on roads in Aberdeenshire.

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Community Council News

Building work is progressing well at the Sainsbury’s site at Midmill, as well as the small Sainsburys supermarket, the plans are for a Dentist and a Hairdresser, but sadly we are advised that the Chinese Take-Away will not be returning, therefore the fourth unit remains to be signed up contractually. Read More...
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Public access defibrillator training

As we now have a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) to be installed on the First Photographic building in the square, KDCC have arranged a PAD and basic emergency first aid training course.

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Name confusion in an emergency control room would be no joke

Many of us have laughed a the Flying Pigs and their sketches about the confusing place names in Aberdeenshire. You may know the classic one about the Mr Duguid of Garioch Road, Finzean.

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Aberdeen's finest casinos

Aberdeen is widely considered one of the UK’s finest cities, featuring an array of cultural and historical sights to see, a superbly varied nightlife, museums and galleries to delight the eyes and mind. Read More...
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New retail development planned for School Road

An application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a change of use of business premises at the junction of School Road and Tuach Road in Kintore to create a retail unit. Read More...
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Sept 5-6: Kintore Sunflower Festival

The Kintore Sunflower Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6 in Kintore Church Hall.

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Football and cooking for the over 60s

Walking Football and ‘Learn to Cook’ sessions for the over 60s. Every Friday from August 21 to October 9 from 12 noon to 2pm at the Garioch Community Kitchen, Wyness Hall, Jackson Street, Inverurie AB51 3QB.

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Temporary traffic lights causing hold-ups

The temporary traffic lights at the Midmill Business Park and Kemnay junctions in Kintore are causing considerable problems, particularly at rush hours. Read More...
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June 21: Get on your bike for prostate cancer

The Rotary Club of Kintore, along with all rotary clubs the UK are involved in a huge fundraising effort to fight prostate cancer. The local event in our area is Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, based in the Kellands Park, Inverurie.

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June 14: Taste of Scotland Tea Party

On Sunday, June 14 there is a Taste of Scotland Afternoon at the Peerie Pantry, 12 Northern Road, Kintore. Read More...
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What happens after school construction delayed?

The new Kintore primary school at Midmill had been scheduled to open in August 2016, in time to take pupils for the 2016-17 school year.

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Pre-registrations now open for new dentist

Kintore Dental Practice will be opening in December this year taking NHS dental patients. But, although the opening is some way off, you can pre-register now to ensure you get on their list.

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Community council news

Foundation work has now started at the Midmill site for the new Sainsbury’s small supermarket, Dentist, Hairdresser and Chinese takeaway/ cafe. Read More...
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New traffic light junction at Midmill

More details have emerged of the housing development at Midmill that will include the new Town Park. The new application includes more details of the houses and the sports pavilion.

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Aug 23: T in the Marypark Festival

The ’T in the Marypark’ Festival will take place in Hall Forest on Sunday, August 23, 2015. This time the Charity chosen is Parkinsons UK, and all monies will be donated to this. Read More...
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May 20: Kintore Festival Fun Run

An innovation for this year’s Kintore Summer Festival is the Kintore Festival 5K Fun Run which takes place on Wednesday, May 20 in the lead up to the festival weekend.

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Alex Salmond elected as our MP

As part of a landslide of SNP gains in the 2015 General Election, Alex Salmond was elected as the MP representing the Gordon constituency (which includes Kintore).

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A96 dualling consultation

A series of consultation events is taking place into the Scottish Government’s plan to complete the dualling of the A96 trunk road from Aberdeen to Inverness by 2030.

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Date of new Kintore school opening 'in the balance'

The date of the opening of the new primary school in Kintore is in the balance, according to East Garioch councillor Martin Ford Read More...
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May 23: Kintore Summer Festival programme

This is a sneak preview of the programme for the Kintore Summer Festival, which takes place on Saturday, May 23 at the Kintore School Playing fields

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150 houses and town park plan for Kintore

Cala Homes North has submitted plans for 150 homes a town park and sports facilities at Midmill, Kintore.

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2016 Local Development Plan

The proposed Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan has now been published and is now open for representations, with this period ending on May 8, 2015.

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April 25: Rotary Club Information Day

The Rotary Clubs of Kintore and Inverurie are organising an information day on Saturday 25 April from 10am till 1pm in the car park opposite Inverurie Town Hall. Read More...
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Date change for this month's meeting

The date of this month’s (April 2015) Kintore and District Community Council meeting has been changed to Wednesday, April 15 at 7pm in the Kintore Primary School. Read More...
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Land sought for community council project

Kintore and District Community Council are to begin a study to identify opportunities to establish a renewable energy project in Kintore area.

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Life-saving machine for Kintore

Kintore is to get a life-saving emergency automated external defibrillator (AED), thanks to the efforts of Kintore and District Community Council.

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Inquiry into land for school

A public inquiry into land acquisition for schools, including the new Kintore Primary School, will take place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Garioch Community Centre, Inverurie, starting at 10am. Read More...
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April 9: Climbing Wall and Body Zorbs in Kintore

The Aberdeenshire Council Mobile Climbing Wall and Body Zorbs will be in Kintore over the holidays.

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April 4: Crash Live Event in Inverurie

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is staging a Crash Live event as part of its commitment to reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on roads in Aberdeenshire.

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Revised application for Kintore Arms Inn

A revised planning application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for the Kintore Arms Inn.

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Helicopter noise

Living in Kintore we don’t need reminding that we are are only about six miles from the world’s busiest commercial heliport at Aberdeen International Airport.

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June 5: Rotary charity golf tournament

The Rotary Club of Kintore is organising their Annual Golf Tournament in aid of local groups and causes on Friday, June 5, 2015.

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Cost is £220 per team of 4, which includes the golf and all food. For information contact Kenny Thomson kennythomson241@btinternet.com or Brian Shanks brianshanks8033@btinternet.com.
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Open inn as soon as possible urges councillor

Following yesterday’s refusal of planning permission to divide the historic Kintore Arms Inn into two Class 3 food and drink units, East Garioch councillor Martin Ford has urged the owners not to delay and open the premises as soon as possible.

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Is Kintore broadband network adequate?

We all know what it’s like when the lights go out. Infuriating isn’t it? Fortunately, it doesn’t happen often. We are used to our services just working 99% of the time.

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Green Dog Walkers

No, this is not a piece about Martians walking their pooches around Kintore. Green Dog Walkers is an initiative to tackle the mess that dogs can leave.

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Kintore: how do you see its future?

What do you want to see in the Kintore of the future? Well, you have an opportunity to influence future planning and talk about what it would take to make Kintore a better place in which to live, to work and to enjoy yourself. Read More...
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Kintore station layout

This is the current concept design drawing for the Kintore rail station which is expected to open in 2019. Read More...
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Getting left behind in the digital age?

These days, so much of what we do can be done more efficiently online. But are are computers and the internet still a closed book for you or someone you know? If so, then this may be an opportunity to get online. Read More...
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Red squirrels on your doorstep

We have an amazing variety of wildlife on our doorstep, which is being placed under increasing pressure, none more so than our lovely red squirrel.

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How is your broadband?

How is your broadband performing? If you are having continuing connection or speed problems, Kintore’s councillors want to hear from you.

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Feb 23: Kintore Public Hall AGM

The Kintore Public Hall AGM takes place on Monday, February 23 at 8 pm in the ante-room at the hall.

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Feb 28: An audience with Annie Moon

Kintore 0-3 Group are organising an Audience with Annie Moon on Saturday 28th February.

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Photographs of Kintore from the air

Drones and quadcopters are opening up all sorts of opportunities for interesting photographs and video that would be impossible before. Neil Mowbray has sent in these great photographs that he took from his quadcopter over Kintore today.

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Update on the Kintore Arms Inn

Two members of Kintore and District Community Council met with the new owner of the Kintore Arms Inn. Read More...
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Aberdeenshire Citizens' Panel newsletter

We have just received the latest edition of Viewpoint, the Aberdeenshire Citizens’ Panel newsletter. It’s dated November but much is still of relevance.

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