Developers appeal Thainstone business park extension

The developers of the proposed extension to Thainstone business park – on the hillside in front of Bennachie – have submitted an appeal against Aberdeenshire Council’s refusal of planning permission.

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Aberdeenshire households miss out on superfast broadband

With the Scottish Government committed to providing 95% access to “superfast” (24-30 MB) broadband in the new year, many Kintore households who find themselves more than 1,200 metres from the exchange are still stuck with broadband well below the recommended household minimum of 10MB.

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The Bothie launches new video

Over the past few weeks The Bothie has been working with Right Here Productions to create a wee video to explain more about what it is and how it works with young people in Kintore. Read More...
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Good and bad news on the station

It’s a case of good news and bad news for the re-opening of Kintore rail station. The good news is that the funding has been agreed. The bad news is that the opening date has been pushed back to 2019.

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Happy birthday to the Bothie

Kintore’s youth café is three years old. It was established as an initiative to give young people in Kintore somewhere to call their own, where they could meet, socialise and take part in activities.

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Leg it for Lewis

A Kintore family has started a fundraising appeal to get their son to the USA for potentially life-changing surgery. Read More...
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Kintore's new Midmill School opens

Kintore’s new Midmill School has opened to pupils today. It is the town’s second primary school, with the existing Kintore School having moved into its new building ten years ago.

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Community chairman's report

Following on from the approved minutes of the Kintore and District Community Council Annual General Meeting, we have now received a copy of the chairman’s report to the AGM. Read More...
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Dec 3: Christmas Lights switch-on

The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday, December 3 at 4.30 pm in The Square, Kintore, in front of the Town House.

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Nov 4: Big Sing in Kintore church

John Bell and Jo Love will lead a Big Sing in Kintore church On Friday November 4 at 7pm. Read More...
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Kintore Fireworks on Friday, November 4

Kintore and District Community Council are organising this year’s Kintore Fireworks at the Kintore School Playing fields on Friday, November 4, starting at 6.30pm.

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Tuach Hill and the developers... public engagement?

Local resident Paul Davison has produced a paper entitled “Tuach Hill and the developers… public engagement?’.

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Is your phone box due to close?

Is your phone box about to close? Word reaches us that some phone boxes in this area are earmarked for closure.

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Oct 16: Kintore Angling Club Meeting

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Digital divide widens in Kintore area

As the Scottish Government’s 2017 target looms for 95% of households to have access to superfast broadband, a survey in the Aberdeenshire town of Kintore suggests the digital divide is widening.
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The Bothie update

The Bothie is a purpose built, straw bale, community hub in the heart of Kintore, opened in December 2013 and driven by Action Kintore, a charity set up to provide facilities for the community with the help of many local organisations including Grampian Opportunities, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action and Garioch Partnership.

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Please tell us how is your broadband

The Scottish Government has set a target for 95% of the population to have access to superfast broadband by 2017. The recent experience, where ‘long lines’ are being classified as upgraded, even though they receive less than half the government target of 10MB, makes us keen to understand the state of broadband services in and around Kintore.

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Closure of Broomhill Roundabout access to Kintore

Aberdeenshire Council say that due to BT Works to be carried out by BT Openreach/A Plant Lux it will be necessary in the interests of public safety to close the road from Broomhill Roundabout into Kintore for one night. Read More...
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Oct 1: Fiddler's Rally at Kintore Kirk

We have organised a Fiddlers’ Rally to be held in Kintore Church on Saturday 1st October at 7.30 pm with Strathbogie Fiddlers. Read More...
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More than 1,200 metres from the exchange? You might miss out on superfast broadband.

Two years ago the Kintore exchange was upgraded to provide ‘superfast’ fibre broadband. Those of us who were struggling with slow speeds and throughput failures rejoiced at the thought of faster, more reliable broadband.

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Two days to go for Tuach Hill

Campaigners against the construction of a bridge and new road across the lower slopes of Tuach Hill are encouraged by the number of objections that have been submitted against the proposal.

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Plan to bring Town House back into community use

Kintore Town House, which has taken pride of place in the centre of Kintore since the 18th century, is a fitting centrepiece for a town that received its first charter as a Royal Burgh in the 12th century.

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'No road on Tuach Hill' campaign

Leaflets have been delivered to houses across Kintore for the ‘No Road on Tuach Hill’ campaign fighting the proposal to build an access road on the lower slopes of Tuach Hill.

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September 20: Kintore community council AGM

The Kintore and District Community Council AGM will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 7pm in Kintore Primary School. Read More...
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Plans submitted for Kintore East access road along Tuach Burn

The Kintore East consortium has now submitted its planning application covering the infrastructure required for the development. This application includes the proposed access road from School Road across the Tuach Burn and on to the Kintore East development.

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We should be protecting not blighting Bennachie

What are the greatest attractions in the Garioch area? Castle Fraser is one that springs to mind. The other is surely Bennachie.

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Watch out for Kintore East application

A planning application is imminent for the infrastructure to support the Kintore East development. This will include the proposed bridge over the Tuach Burn and the road across the fields below Tuach Hill.

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Progress on new Kintore school

Alan Benton has sent in photos showing the progress on the new Kintore school at Midmill.

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Community council calls for landscape area extension

Kintore and District Community Council has written to Aberdeenshire Council requesting an extension to the proposed Bennachie Landscape Area.

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Hillhead road closed for two weeks

The road by Hillhead, from the junction with Forest Road to the junction with B994 Kemnay road will be closed from July 25, 2016 for two weeks. Read More...
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Club aim to take over Kintore salmon and trout fishings

At the end of the 2016 fishing season, Aberdeenshire Council are going up the leases on the salmon and trout fishings on the River Don at Kintore. Kintore Angling Club would like to take over the lease and retain them for the people of Kintore.

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Kintore East and Tuach Hill briefing

Aberdeenshire Council has produced a briefing paper to try to clear up confusion over the status of the recent planning application for Kintore East development, particularly in relation to the proposed access from School Road by the Tuach Burn.

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'Save Tuach Hill' call

Following on from news of the planning application related to the 600-home Kintore East development and a subsequent meeting last week in the the Bothie, a campaign has begun to encourage residents to respond to the application.

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Flood Protection Product Roadshow

Following the severe floods of January 2016, representatives from the Aberdeenshire Flood Team, SEPA, Garioch Flood Support, Inverurie Round Table and community councils from the area are staging a Flood Protection Product Roadshow. Read More...
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Application for Kintore East development

The consortium behind the Kintore East development have submitted an application for approval of matters specified in the planning permission in principle for the 600-house Kintore East development.

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Community council update

Continuing from the last edition of KK, there is a Flood Recovery plan published by the council and to contribute to that the Community Council were asked to submit our top three priorities for flood prevention in Kintore.

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Conscientious dog walkers wanted

Kintore and District Community Council wish to start a Green Dog Walkers Campaign to promote responsible dog ownership and change the attitude towards dog fouling in Kintore.

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New section of cycle path almost complete

The new cycle path running from Kintore to Port Elphinstone along the east side of the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness trunk road, has taken a big step forward.

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Clearing up the EO broadband confusion

Trying to get information about the availability of super-fast broadband, through the programme publicly funded by the Scottish Government and its partners, is proving an almost impossible process.

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Carry out plan for former Peerie Pantry

A planning application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a change of use of the former Peerie Pantry premises to change them to a take-away food shop. Read More...
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Special Landscape Area proposed for Bennachie

Aberdeenshire Council is proposing ten Special Landscape Areas, one of which would include the landscape around one of Aberdeenshire’s most iconic mountains – Bennachie.

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Still stuck in the broadband slow lane

It is now two years since Kintore was connected to the fibre network. So, now, all those who want superfast broadband are able to enjoy it, right? No.

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Aberdeenshire Council flood update

We have received this update from Aberdeenshire Council with a round-up of information on the flooding emergency earlier this year. Read More...
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Would you like an allotment?

More and more people are realising the benefits of growing their own produce.

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Have you tried to get a doctor's appointment

Have you tried to get a doctor’s appointment recently? If you phone up today, you will be offered an appointment on April 20. That’s almost three weeks away.

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Garioch Flood Recovery plans

At Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch Area committee meeting on March 15, committee members considered the Garioch Flood Recovery Plans paper (item 16 on the agenda).

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New owner for Kintore Barber's shop

The barber’s shop in Kintore has been taken over by Laura Summers and will be opening on April 1 under the new name of Wiseguys Barber Shop. Read More...
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Aberdeenshire Council Flood Bulletin 4

Aberdeenshire Council has issued the following bulletin with information, contacts, support and advice for those affected by the flooding in Garioch. Read More...
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Forthcoming rail works

Network Rail are sending letters to residents close to the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line explaining preliminary site investigation works for the £170 million upgrade of the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line. These works will also facilitate the re-opening of a rail station in Kintore, expected in 2019.

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New restaurant for Kintore?

Kintore could be about to get a new restaurant. That is the indication from a planning application that has just been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council. Read More...
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Aberdeenshire Council Flood Bulletin 3

Aberdeenshire Council has issued the following bulletin with information, contacts, support and advice for those affected by the flooding in Garioch. Also at the bottom of the bulletin we’ve added and offer of help from Garioch Community Kitchen. Read More...
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Electricity grid line routing consultation

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc are organising a public consultation meeting over the corridor for an upgrade to the electrical grid.

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Flood drop-in sessions

The following drop-in sessions have been organised for those in Garioch affected by flooding.

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Peerie Pantry to close

We got the sad news that the Peerie Pantry is to close after six years as a favourite stopping spot for locals and visitors seeking coffee, tea, home bakes and meals. Read More...
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Looking for history of Kintore Arms

The new lessee of the pub in the Kintore Arms Inn is looking for information about the history, or any other interesting facts about the Kintore Arms.

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What are your flood prevention priorities?

Following the devastating flooding in Kintore last month, Aberdeenshire Council have asked Kintore and District Community Council to identify what it believes are the three highest flood prevention priorities in the town.

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Aberdeenshire Council Flood Bulletin 2

Aberdeenshire Council has issued the following Flood Bulletin with updates for residents and businesses affected by the floods last month. Read More...
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Thainstone Business Park extension 'breaches' LDP

This is an impression of how the view of Bennachie from beside Kintore Golf Club could look if the proposal, to extend the Thainstone Business Park up the hill beside Bruce’s Camp, is approved.

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Aberdeenshire Council flood bulletin

Aberdeenshire Council has issued the following bulletin with information, contacts, support and advice for those affected by the flooding in Garioch. Also at the bottom of the bulletin we’ve added and offer of help from Garioch Community Kitchen. Read More...
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Scottish Flood Forum drop-in sessions

The Scottish Flood Forum will be continuing drop-in sessions for flood victims in garioch running each week now until February 18. Read More...
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Feb 19: Variety show in aid of flood victims

Inverurie Rotary Club is organising a variety show to be held in Inverurie Town Hall on 19 February
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Flood victims urged to collect donations

There is an urgent need for flood victims to collect equipment that was donated for their use. This is because the 'flood response' centre is likely to be moving soon. Read More...
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Fundraisers for flood victims

Apologies for the short notice, but notification of these flood fundraising events have only just been passed to us today. The first is tonight (Thursday, January 21)! Read More...
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Development 'will spoil views of Bennachie'

An application APP/2015/3793 has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a commercial development on the hill above the existing Thainstone Business Park.

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Plans for Kintore angling beats

As many anglers will know there are changes afoot for the Kintore angling beats on the River Don. Read More...
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Kintore Fish Bar hopes to reopen end of month

Kintore Fish Bar, which was badly damaged in the floods of January 8, is hoping to reopen for business by the end of the month. Read More...
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Progress update on AWPR

Anyone who has driven around Aberdeen recently cannot fail to be impressed by the speed with which the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is processing.

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Kintore flooding pictures

While going round to check on houses that were flooded a member of the team from Kintore and District Community Council received these photographs of the flooding last week in Kingsfield Road, Kintore.

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Jan 21: Scottish Flood Forum drop-in

To support those who were unfortunately flooded last week, the Scottish Flood Forum will be holding a drop-in session in Kintore next Thursday (January 21).

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Look back at historical flood

You may have heard enough about flooding. In which case, switch to another story now. But, I’m grateful to Abby Miller for who has found a book on Google that talks about even more horrendous floods in this part of Scotland in 1829.

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Jan 14: Scottish Flood Forum drop-in

The Scottish Flood Forum, who provide support for people affected by flooding, are organising a drop-in sessions TOMORROW (Thursday, January 14) in the Garioch area.

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Helping with the clean-up

Helping with the after-flood clean up in the Garioch is an international organisation called Samaritan’s Purse. Read More...
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Flooding: useful information

Over the past ten days, during the flood emergency, we have been posting useful information on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Kintore/. But some of that information has now dropped off the main page with the volume of posts.

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Jan 16: Fire and Rescue car wash

Local firefighters from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are organising a car wash on Saturday, January 16 from 10am to 3pm at the fire station in Inverurie.

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Financial help for Flooded Communities

New funding of over £12 million will be made available to help areas affected by severe weather across Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today. Read More...
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The flood

As were were recovering from any excesses on Hogmanay or New Year’s Day, our feeling of bonhomie was interrupted by a looming crisis. It rapidly became clear that Kintore was about to face a huge challenge.

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