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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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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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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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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What to do about broadband interruptions

It is quite obvious from the recent survey on broadband in Kintore and the comments received at kintore.org.uk and on our Facebook page, that a substantial number of people are having problems with broadband disconnecting intermittently.

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Kintore needs more self-sufficiency

The closure of the Kintore Arms (albeit maybe temporarily) has flagged up an important issue in the town. Instead of being a reasonably self-sufficient village, Kintore is increasing being forced to become an outward-looking town.

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Uncertainty over fibre broadband upgrade

So the fibre broadband installation in Kintore is well underway. Poor broadband connections have long been one of the hottest topics on Kintore.org.uk and our associated Kintore Facebook page.

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Council still blocking Gateway Kintore

Despite a 1,000 name supportive petition and 340 representations to the council, planners from Aberdeenshire Council are still refusing to include Gateway Kintore in the Aberdeenshire Council local plan.

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A new lease of life for our Town House

It is good to hear that attentions are turning to finding a new use to give a new lease of life to Kintore Town House. It is a magnificent and historic building that has been the jewel in the crown at the centre of our Royal Burgh of Kintore since 1747.

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It's called planning for a reason

Twice in the past few months I have been in meetings where the line of the Aberdeen to Inverness dual carriageway was highlighted as being a burning issue for those with an interest in the future of this area.

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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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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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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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CANCELLED: Fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday, Nov 20

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Kintore Youth Forum Fundraising Ceilidh with Celtallica, on Saturday, November 20 in Kintore Public Hall. Read More...
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Kintore's 'jewel' still looks sad and neglected

I made my usual trip into town to get the papers. No matter what the weather the sight of the Town House still lifts my heart. It really is a distinctive and historic centre piece for the Royal Burgh of Kintore.

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Recycling mess

Every year we make a deliberate effort to wait a week or so after New Year before taking the bottles to the recycling, having been caught out one year going too soon and finding everything overflowing.
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What sort of village do we want in second decace?

We are about to launch ourselves into the second decade of the 21st century. (Well most of us are, there are those who say that the decade doesn’t start until 2011.) Read More...
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What happened to the fountain?

Have I not been observant before, or has something happened to the top of the fountain at the Town House?


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Amused by Inverurie Homebase

Went to the new Homebase in Inverurie for the first time today. Amused to see they have signs up in Gaelic. Did they think they were building in Inverary, not Inverurie? Read More...
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Helping out with festival photos

On the day of the festival, I met a guy with a camera when my camera battery went flat and I asked him to take photos on the day for me.   Read More...
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Virgin balloon flies over Kintore again

The Virgin Balloon is becoming a common sight over Kintore as it flies out of its Aberdeen City and Shire base at Castle Fraser.

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