Could Kintore be Village of the Year?

Actress Penelope Keith has visited scores of rural communities in her ‘Hidden Villages’ series for Channel 4. Now she is taking on her biggest challenge yet – to scour the length and breadth of Britain to crown one village ‘Village of the Year 2017’.

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Planning application for Bridgend Farm

A planning application has been submitted to convert Bridgend Farm on Northern Road into offices. The farm buildings have lain derelict for some years. Read More...
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KDCC agenda for April 18

The agenda has been issued for the Kintore and District Community Council meeting on Tuesday, April 18. All interested are welcome to attend. Read More...
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Do you have old tools you no longer use?

Do you have tools that you no longer need? Maybe they need some refurbishment?

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Kintore to Hatton of Fintray April closures

The B977 is to close in two locations for during April. But the dates have changed since the original notification. Read More...
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Broadband divide widens in Kintore

A survey organised by Kintore and District Community Council reveals a widening broadband divide in and around the Aberdeenshire town.

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March 28: Big Brew Evening

Kintore Kirk is running a Big Brew Evening on Tuesday, March 28 at 7.30pm in the church hall.
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KDCC agenda for March 21

The agenda for Tuesday’s Kintore and District Community Council meeting. All interested are welcome to attend. Read More...
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Road closure in The Square, Kintore

The road between J&G Dossett and the Town House will be closed for urgent utility work by BT from today (Friday, March 17), for three days. Read More...
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Stagecoach bus consultation

Stagecoach is making changes to its timetables that are planned for introduction on May 1, 2017. The consultation closes on March 10 – so if you wish to make comment please respond quickly. Read More...
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Kintore Angling Club permits and tickets

Kintore Angling Club has launched its permits and tickets for 2017.

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May 13: Casino Night fundraiser

On Saturday, May 13 the Kintore Summer Festival is holding a Casino Night fundraising evening to raise money for this year’s festival.

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Community Council broadband survey

Kintore and District Community Council are looking for your help to establish how the broadband service in Kintore is progressing.

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Proposed roundabout for Kemnay junction

A new roundabout is being proposed for the junction of the B987 (the road from the Broomhill Roundabout into Kintore) and the B994 to Kemnay.

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Broadband: Community Fibre Partnerships

If, like us – you are more than 1200 metres from a fibre connection and are struggling with a connection that drops as low as 1.5 MB, when people just a mile or so away are enjoying up to 50 MB – then you may look to community fibre partnerships as a potential solution to bring our broadband into the 21st century.

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From Kintore to Kenya

Rachel Lewis, from The Bothie, in Kintore and her team area heading back to Kenya and they are organising a coffee morning this Saturday (February 25) to raise money for supplies to take with them.

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Princess Royal to open new Kintore school

The Princess Royal will open the new Midmill School in Kintore on Wednesday, March 1.

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Feb 4: Leg it - over hot embers - for Lewis!

Anyone looking for a personal challenge and keen to help a local cause, will soon have the chance to try fire walking.

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Councillor welcomes cycle route progress

Councillor Martin Ford has welcomed progress being made towards a cycle route between Inverurie, Kintore, Blackburn and Aberdeen.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Kintore Rotary Golf Tournament June 5 2015

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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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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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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Garioch Partnership newsletter

The December issue of the Garioch Partnership’s newsletter has been published. Read More...
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Kintore Arms refurbishment plans

A planning application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for the conversion of the Kintore Arms Inn to split the existing building into two units selling food and drink.

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Council seeking feedback on Kintore play parks

Aberdeenshire Council Landscape Services department are looking for feedback from the people of Kintore about the play parks in the town. Read More...
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Former Inverurie Paper Mill site exhibition

A public exhibition of the proposals to redevelop part of the former Inverurie paper mill site at Porth Elphinstone will now be held on Tuesday, December 16 in the Acorn Centre, West High Street, Inverurie. Read More...
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Council "frustrated" at inquiry into new Kintore school

Aberdeenshire Council has expressed disappointment that as a result of the various objections lodged by landowners, the Scottish Government is seeking to hold a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) into the council’s proposed compulsory purchase of a site for the new Kintore Primary school. Read More...
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REVISED DATE: B977 Fintray road closed for five days

The B977 Kintore to Hatton of Fintray road will be closed at the level crossing at Boat of Kintore for five days from Monday, January 12, 2015.

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Kintore School Christmas Post service

Kintore School Parent Council are running their annual Christmas Post Service at 25p per card for addresses within walking distance of the centre of Kintore. The Last Day For Posting Monday 15th December at 12 noon.

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Kintore Konnect published

The December edition of Kintore Konnect is out now and you can download it from this website.

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Welcome for Gateway Kintore inclusion

Kintore and District Community Council has welcomed today’s decision of the Infrastructure Services Committee of Aberdeenshire Council to include the Gateway Kintore development in the new Local Development plan.

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Dec 6: Kintore Christmas Lights Switch-On

The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday, December 6 at 4.30 pm in The Square in front of the Town House.

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Kintore United looking for players

Kintore United F.C 2005 age group are currently looking for players to add to our existing squad. Kintore United’s aim is to promote youth football to the children of Kintore and all surrounding areas. Read More...
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Are you having trouble with broadband disconnections?

We’ve been contacted by an Aberdeenshire Council official who is speaking to BT about disconnection issues. He is looking for phone numbers that are affected. Read More...
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May 23: Kintore Summer Festival 2015

'The Kintore Summer Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd May 2015 and due to the success of our new location last year we will be holding this festival at the school playing fields and school again.

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Nov 20: PlayTalkRead bus visits Kintore

Bessie the PlayTalkRead bus is coming to Kintore on Thursday November 20 between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm. Read More...
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Variation to planning for more 'mini supermarket' deliveries

A variation to planning for the proposed mini-supermarket on School Road, Kintore has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council to allow for additional deliveries. Read More...
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Kintore East report for Nov 11 council meeting

Aberdeenshire Council planners are recommending Aberdeenshire Councillors grant the application for planning permission in principle for 600 houses, a neighbourhood centre and infrastructure for Kintore East. Read More...
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Fireworks display voted a great success

The Kintore Fireworks Display has been voted a great success with a huge crowd and very appreciative feedback.

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Inverurie Health and Care Hub

NHS Grampian are organising a public drop-in session to see the latest plans for the proposed Inverurie Health and Care hub. Read More...
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Kintore survey indicates broadband divide

A survey conducted in Kintore reveals widespread dissatisfaction with broadband services in the town. While some of those who are able to get fibre broadband enjoy speeds over 65MB, a significant number on conventional wired broadband report their service appears to be deteriorating.

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Community council chairman comments on current issues

Brian Johnston, chairman of Kintore and District Community Council presents his update of news from the community council. Read More...
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B977 Fintray road closure

The B977 Kintore to Hatton of Fintray road will be closed on Thursday, October 30 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Read More...
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Kintore 0-3 Group Christmas Shopping Night

Kintore 0-3 Group are organising a Christmas Shopping Night on Friday, November 14 in the Kintore Public Hall.

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Broadband postcode lottery in Kintore?

Early results from a community broadband survey in Kintore suggest that there is something of a postcode lottery to broadband services in our town.

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Another chance for Gateway Kintore?

Gateway Kintore may go back to Aberdeenshire Council for reconsideration of its inclusion in the forthcoming Local Development Plan.

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Nov 6: Kintore Fireworks

Further details have now been announced for the Kintore Fireworks display on Thursday, November 6.

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Kintore Summer Festival 2015

It may be only 10 weeks to Christmas, but some people in Kintore are already thinking of summer 2015. That would be the committee of the Kintore Summer Festival. Read More...
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Nov 6: Kintore Fireworks

Make a note in your diary for the evening of Thursday, November 6. That’s when the Kintore Fireworks display will take place.

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Sept 6-14: North East Open Studios

Peerie Pantry is taking part in the North East Open Studios event with a photographic exhibition from September 6-14. Read More...
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Second mini supermarket for Kintore

Following hard on the heels of the news about Sainsbury’s Local opening a convenience store at Midmill comes news of a second “mini supermarket” planned for a site about a tenth of a mile along School Road. Read More...
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Kintore Arms Inn sold

The Kintore Arms Inn in the centre of Kintore has been sold and has now closed. Future plans for the inn and the identity of its new owners are unknown.

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Improvements to The Square

Aberdeenshire Council has submitted proposals for environmental improvements around the 18th century Town House in the The Square, Kintore.

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Dismay as councillors vote down Gateway Kintore

At their meeting this morning members of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee voted not to include the Gateway Kintore in the new local development plan.

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Community council hopes for facilities boost from council meeting

On the eve of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee meeting that will decide if Gateway Kintore should be included in the new local plan, Brian Johnstone, chairman of Kintore and District Community Council has urged councillors to listen to the community.

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Plans submitted for Sainsbury's Local at Midmill

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of existing buildings at Midmill and the development of four retail or commercial units and a hot-food takeaway unit at Midmill in Kintore. Read More...
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June 29: Commonwealth Games Baton in Kintore

The Queen’s Baton will visit Kintore on its route to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. It is due to pass through Kintore on Sunday, June 29.

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Kintore East masterplan backed

Aberdeenshire Councillors have approved the Kintore East masterplan that envisages a substantial expansion of Kintore to the south and east.

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Gateway Kintore to go infrastructure committee

At today’s Aberdeenshire Council meeting councillors referred the Gateway Kintore development to the Infrastructure Services Committee with a view to including it in the new Local Development Plan which will come into force in 2016.

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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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2019 date for re-opening of Kintore station

Kintore station should re-open in 2019 according to the latest estimate.

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New Kintore School delayed

News that the new Kintore School will be delayed by a year has been met with dismay in Kintore.

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June 21: Kintore School Football Tournament

The Kintore School Football Tournament takes place on Saturday, June 21.

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May 31: New venue for Kintore Summer Festival

The Kintore Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, May 31 at a new venue. After many years based in The Square in the centre of Kintore, the organisers have moved this year’s festival to Kintore School and the playing field.

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Hospital bus service improved

Lobbying regarding a proposal to cut the bus service connecting Kintore to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has been successful. The proposals would have meant taking two buses to get to the hospital for work, appointments or visits.

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Wargaming anyone?

Just received a question that we cannot answer. A keen wargamer has move to the area and wants to know if there is a local Kintore group, or a people interested in starting one. Read More...
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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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Disappointment at date for new station

Work for the reopening of the Kintore rail station is not likely to start until 2016. Originally in the NESTRANS schedule to reopen in 2009, our local councillors have been trying to get a date from the Scottish Transport Minister.

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Before you get too excited about Sainsbury's

You may have seen the story in the Press and Journal this morning “Delight at store hope for Kintore”. Well, just a word of caution before you start celebrating.

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Kintore to Fintray road floods for third time

This is proving to be one of the wettest periods for years with a series of rainstorms sweeping the country and it has resulted in three flooding closures of the B977 Kintore to Hatton of Fintray road in the past month.

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Community council responds to local plan consultation

Kintore and District Community Council chair Brian Johnstone has submitted the community council’s response to the Main Issues Report consultation, which ends tomorrow (February 1, 2014). In it, the community council chair argues that the Gateway Kintore site should be included in the Aberdeenshire Council Local Development Plan 2016.

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Feb 24: Kintore Public Hall AGM

Kintore Public Hall is one of the key assets we have in the Royal Burgh of Kintore – a venue for all sorts of community and private events.

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Seize the opportunity to push supermarket

Aberdeenshire Council are inviting responses to the Main Issues Report produced for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2016. The deadline for responses is February 1.

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High-speed broadband on the way

This week we have received the welcome news that many in Kintore has been waiting for. After years of problems with slow downloads and services like BBC iPlayer being almost impossible to use at peak times, Kintore is due to get high-speed fibre broadband this summer.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Flooded again

It used to be the River Don, but twice this month it has looked more like the Loch of Kintore.

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Have you got the 'shop local' message?

Kintore butcher J&G Dossett has made the message very clear. This is their new shop front windows urging you to support local business and producers.

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Green light for new station at Kintore

Transport Minister Keith Brown has announced that Kintore will have a station again, 50 years after it was closed in the era of ill-considered rail closures.

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Christmas fundraising postal service

Kintore School is organising its usual Christmas fundraising post service to deliver Christmas cards in the village.

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Nov 25: Peerie Pantry Christmas indulgence

Peerie Pantry invite you to join them for some Christmas Indulgence on Sunday 25th November 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. Read More...
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Dec 1: Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas lights and Christmas tree will be switched on on Saturday, December 1 with the programme starting at 4.30pm in The Square, Kintore.

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Master plan being prepared for Gateway Kintore

Strong public support has encouraged developers of the proposed Gateway Kintore in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, to produce a master plan as a means of taking the development to Aberdeenshire Council for a decision.

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Nov 20: Plans for new community campus

Aberdeenshire Council is organising an open event to view and discuss the draft plans for a Community Campus in Kintore. Read More...
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Nov 3: Thainstone Fireworks

This year's Inverurie & District Bonfire & Fireworks Night will be held on Saturday 3rd November 2012 at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, with doors opening at 5.30pm.

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Expansion proposed for Marshall farm shop

Plans have been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for the expansion of the Marshall Farm Shop at Concraig Farm, on the A96 a short distance east of the Kintore Broomhill roundabout.
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Wildcat on the prowl once more

The Scottish wildcat on the Hill of Balbithan has been photographed once again.

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Nov 16: Kintore Rotary Race Night

The Rotary Club of Kintore are organising a Race Night on Friday, November 16 at 19:30 to raise funds for BBC Children in Need and local groups and charities.

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Nov 9: Kintore Christmas Shopping Night

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Kintore rail survey launched

Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland, today launched a comprehensive survey asking people in the Kintore area for their views on opening a railway station in the town.

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Waste gassification plan for former paper mill

Kirkwood Homes Investments held a public consultation in Kintore Public Hall yesterday, to show their plans for expansion of the commercial use on the former paper mill site north of Kintore. The site concerned is bounded on the east by the River Don and on the west by the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line. Read More...
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Aberdeenshire Council: Why Gateway Kintore is not in plan

Kintore and District Community Council has received a reply from Aberdeenshire Council, regarding the proposed Gateway Kintore development. This is the text of the letter sent by Kintore & District Community Council chairman Kenny Thomson and the reply from Planning Services Manager Mairi Stewart. Read More...
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Aug 30: Expansion of paper mill commercial park

Kirkwood Homes Investments are holding a public consultation for their planned expansion of the commercial park at the former Inverurie paper mill site on August 30 in Kintore Public Hall 6pm to 9pm. Read More...
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Aug 22: Dennis Robertson MSP surgery

Dennis Robertson MSP Aberdeenshire West Will be holding a surgery on Wednesday 22nd August, from 3.00pm to 4.00pm, at the Kintore Public Hall, Kintore.

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Aug 4: Kintore author's book signing

Kintore author Nancy Jardine is holding a Garden Party and book signing session at 39 School Road, Kintore, on Saturday, August 4 from 2pm to 4pm. Read More...
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Kintore artist's early work on show

An exhibition showing early etchings by a Kintore-based artist who, during her lifetime, was recognised as Britain’s oldest working artist, will take place at Balbithan House on selected days from Sunday, July 29 to Sunday, August 19. Read More...
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More housing planned for Kintore

The Badentoy Trust and AJC Homes have submitted a planning application to Aberdeenshire council for a development of 11 houses (four of which would be affordable homes) at Gauch-hill Road in Kintore. Read More...
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Gateway Kintore now on Storify

Now you can read about the battle to secure better community facilities for Kintore on Storify. Read More...
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Kintore BT upgrade downgraded

In December last year BT 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 Konnect 8 published

The latest issue of Kintore Konnect, the newsletter produced in association with Kintore and District Community Council and Kintore Parish Church, is now available on this site.

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Housing decision deferred

Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch committee have deferred a decision on the proposed 150-house development in Kintore. Read More...
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Another housing development planned for Kintore

Aberdeenshire Council is recommending approval for a planning application proposing up to 150 new homes in a residential development at Midmill in Kintore. The development comes at a time when the community council is campaigning for more facilities, including Gateway Kintore, before more houses are built in the town.

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Gateway Kintore petition tops 600

The petition to Aberdeenshire Council calling on them to bring forward the Gateway Kintore proposal for determination by the councillors, has clocked up 600 signatures in support. Read More...
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Demand grows for Gateway Kintore green light

Demand for the facilities proposed by Gateway Kintore continues to grow with signatures topping 400 in less than a fortnight since the petition was launched. These are some of the latest comments on the proposal.
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May 26: Kintore Summer Festival programme

The programme of events for this year’s Kintore Summer Festival has been announced. To see full details of what is on and where, go to the Kintore Summer Festival page.
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Councillors' responses to facilities in Kintore

We asked the three Kintore councillors (prior to the May 3 election) for comments about facilities in Kintore. In doing so we recognise that councillors might find it difficult to comment specifically about Gateway KIntore. Read More...
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Overwhelming welcome for Gateway Kintore proposal

The Gateway Kintore has received an overwhelming welcome in the first few days that that the Gateway Kintore petition has been online. These are some of the comments received so far. Read More...
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Development would provide necessary facilities

A report to Kintore and District Community Council on the proposed Gateway Kintore development beside the A96 Broomhill roundabout. Read More...
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Will Kintore and NE see benefit?

The Scottish Government has announced a £30 million programme of improvements for the rail network. Read More...
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Kintore Konnect published

The latest issue of Kintore Konnect is now available to download at kintore.org.uk. Read More...
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'Kintore Mums' Facebook page launched

A new Facebook page has been launched for mums in Kintore. The Kintore Mums page is at www.facebook.com/groups/297382763658539/ Read More...
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Mar 23: RNLI Quiz Night

The RNLI Inverurie and District Branch are having another of their much-loved quiz nights in the Kintore Public Hall on Friday, March 23 at 7.30pm.

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The Local Hub potential future use

The Local Hub has been closed for several months, due to its financial unsustainability as a café.

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Wind turbine planning application for Midmill

An application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for two wind turbines on the new industrial park at Midmill, close to the Broomhill Roundabout.
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Feb 2: Aberdeenshire Council School public consultation

Aberdeenshire Council is holding a public consolation meeting on Thursday, February 2 from 7pm to 9pm at Kintore Primary School.

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Feb 27: Kintore Public Hall AGM

Kintore Public Hall AGM on Monday, February 27 at 8pm.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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New Transport Minister urged go ahead with new Kintore station

Councillor Martin Ford, who represents the East Garioch ward that includes Kintore has urged the new Scottish Transport minister to give the green light to reopening a rail station in Kintore.

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Car thefts in KIntore

We received a message from a fellow resident of Kintore that there have been several cars and garages broken into in Kintore recently, as well as two cars stolen.

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Kintore School Christmas post service

Kintore School is organising its traditional Christmas post to deliver your cards to addresses in KIntore. They will deliver your Christmas Cards around the village for 15p per card from December 7 to 19.

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Please be a good neighbour during the freeze

A couple of times in the winters after we arrived in Kintore, some kind soul took a snowplough up the road to our house. Despite our best efforts, we never could find out who it was who did it, so we could thank them. But it was typical of the kind-hearted community we live in. So, during the current freeze, let’s continue our support for others.

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Community council minutes for November

The Kintore & District Community Council minutes for November have been published. Read More...
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Make NE broadband pilot, UK Government urged

Following a report by the BBC which showed that parts of the Aberdeenshire had some of the lowest broadband speeds in the UK, North East Conservative MSP Nanette Milne has urged the UK Government to include Aberdeenshire as a pilot area for broadband improvements.

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Bag 2 the Future!

Are you planning a clear-out before Christmas? If so, here’s a great opportunity to put your unwanted items to good use to raise money for Kintore Boys Club!

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MSP launches campaign for better broadband

Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East has launched a campaign to secure better broadband for communities across the North East.

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Name sought for new road in Kintore

A name is being sought for the new road into the new development of 24 houses at Gaughhill, Kintore. Read More...
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Beware callers about computers

In the space of a week I have had three scam phone calls from so-called technical people, who knew my name, and said they had detected a problem with my computer. Read More...
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Watch out for this scam when driving

We have received this report of an incident that happened in Aberdeenshire and are publishing it in the hope that it will encourage people to be on their guard for this scam. Read More...
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Carbon capture and storage at Kintore

The National Grid is looking at the possibility of building a new above ground installation at Fordtown, between Kintore and Leylodge, as part of a carbon capture and storage project.

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Kintore Youth Forum move into Town House

Kintore Youth Forum has secured the use of two rooms in Kintore Town House, while fundraising and planning goes ahead for the development of The Hub.

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Town House looking better

Good to see Kintore Town House looking more ‘cared for’ with a much needed fresh coat of paint on the doors and woodwork.

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Do you want faster broadband in Kintore?

Fancy 40Mb broadband? Thought so! Well, between now and Hogmanay we have the chance to vote for Kintore to be among the first to have the new super-fast broadband.

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MSP cries foul over rendering plant

North East Conservative MSP, Dr Nanette Milne has called on Aberdeenshire Council and SEPA to investigate foul smells coming from the rendering plant, at Upper Cottown, Kintore. Read More...
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The Bothie is go for 2011

Building work on Kintore’s new youth cafe, The Bothie, should start next year. That’s the news from Kintore and District Community Council’s July meeting, the unapproved minutes for which have just been published.

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Grampian Police: Garioch policing update

Grampian Police has produced the first of what will be a quarterly policing update for the Garioch area.

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Community council minutes

The latest community council minutes are now uploaded for you to find out what Kincardine and District Community Council are doing for our community. Read More...
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Thanks from Kintore Summer Festival Committee

he Kintore Summer Festival Committee would like to thank everyone who came to it to make it such a great success.

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Bruce retains Gordon seat

Malcolm Bruce, the Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon, retained his seat last night, although his majority was cut to 6,748. In second place for the constituency, that includes Kintore, was Richard Thomson of the Scottish National Party. Read More...
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Festival programme announced

The detailed programme for the Kintore summer Festival on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23 has just been released.

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Replacement junction for Broomhill roundabout

The idea of replacing the Broomhill roundabout on the A96 sounds a good one. It has been the site of a number of nasty accidents over the years.

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The Peerie Pantry is coming

The former Café Kintore is to re-open on April 22 as The Peerie Pantry. Read More...
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Kintore cafés re-opening

Two cafés in Kintore are due to re-open this month. Kintore Café on Northern Road has a sign in the window saying “opening April”, while we have just had notice that the cafe in Moar’s furniture shop is re-opening on April 6. Read More...
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Reduction in house numbers at Gauchhill development

A revised application has been submitted for a reduction in number of houses at the proposed housing development at Gauchill. Read More...
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Details of The Bothie youth cafe revealed

Details of The Bothie, the proposed youth cafe for Kintore, have been revealed by Action Kintore Ltd.

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£1717 for India trip volunteer and counting

Kelly Wood who has set her sights on 12 months as a volunteer in India, and needs to raise the money for her trip, has reached £1717.47 so far. Read More...
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Show your Kintore alleigance!

Now you can show how proud you are of the Royal Burgh of Kintore, with a complete range of exclusive branded gifts available from the Kintore Gift Shop!

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New house proposed on School Road

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a new house on the junction of School Road and Castle Road in the centre of Kintore. Read More...
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Get your Christmas meat order in quick

J & G Dossetts have already sold out of turkeys, capons and geese, such has been the demand for Christmas.

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Christmas card delivery

Kintore School have started their usual fund-raising Christmas card delivery service. Cards for delivery within the village will be delivered in return for a donation to school funds.

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Kelly sets sights on India in August

Kelly Wood writes: “I have lived in Kintore all my life and am now a 6th year student at Kemnay Academy (aged 17) I have just been given a great opportunity to go to India for 12 months voluntary work with project trust to teach English. Read More...
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Kintore supermarket closed for a week

The Somerfield supermarket in Kintore is to be closed for a week from December 2 as it is refurbished and will re-open a week later as a Co-op. Read More...
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Kintore Christmas tree becomes weather victim

The Christmas tree in The Square, Kintore, became one of the victims of the weather when it was blown down in the gales last night. Read More...
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Reopening rendering plant Q&A

The rendering plant at Cottown, Kintore, which was the subject of many complaints to SEPA before it closed in 2004, is due to re-open under the ownership of Scot Proteins Ltd. Read More...
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Kintore now has Facebook page

Kintore now has a new home on Facebook.

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Shocked Kintore day after tragedy

There is a deep sense of shock in Kintore today as the town wakes up to the reality that a farmer is feared drowned after his tractor was washed away in floodwater.

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Major search in Kintore flood water

Emergency services were called to Kintore this morning to search for a man believed missing in the flood waters of the River Don.

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Kintore station hopes

The success of the re-opening of Laurencekirk station, marked by the opening of a £450,000 car park, has put now impetus into the drive to re-open a station in KIntore. Read More...
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Kintore fundraising for Pacific disaster

During the past 2 weeks, an unprecedented and devastating series of earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons have hit areas around the Pacific, leaving thousands without shelter and entire communities in need of help.

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Flooding in Kintore

Following 24 hours of torrential rain – the tail end of tropical storm Danny we are told – the B977 to Hatton of Fintray is closed.

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Complaints continue of Hall Forest maintenance

The long running dispute between some Hall Forest residents and landscaping company Greenbelt took a more serious turn when the land maintenance company issued “red letter” warnings on July 20, 2009, referring to the use of debt collectors.

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Hatha Yoga classes start in Kintore

Hatha Yoga classes are starting in the Kintore Public Hall every Thursday at 7.30pm. Read More...
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Longer hours for The Hub

The Local Hub community café, opened just over a month ago at the time of the Kintore Summer Festival, has extended its opening hours. Read More...
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Sponsored haircut for CLAN

PC Ross Harley and two other volunteers agreed to a haircut to raise money for CLAN.

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Kintore Arms Inn alterations

The Kintore Arms Inn in The Square, Kintore has submitted a planning application for internal alterations to the listed building.

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Kintore cookbook now sold out

The Kintore Fundraising Team report that the Kintore Village Favourites Cookbook 2009 has been a great success. Read More...
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Cooking Bus rolls into Kintore

The Cooking Bus will roll into Kintore Primary School’s car park today (Tuesday, July 7), and will stay through the week to provide free lessons to groups from around Aberdeenshire.

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Street Sports in Kintore

On Sunday 5 July Street Sports was held in the grounds of Kintore Primary School.

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Application for new house in town centre

An application has been submitted for construction of a new house with integral garage right in the centre of Kintore. Read More...
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Message from festival organisers

Could I please put a thank you note in from the festival team to all the businesses, local groups and individuals who help make it such a successful day.

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Roaring trade for Local Hub opening

The Kintore Local Hub cafe opened at 11am on the morning of the Kintore Summer Festival and was quickly swamped with festival-goers keen to find sample its Starbucks fare and internet terminals.

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Weather fails to dampen festival enthusiasm

Overcast weather and even a touch of drizzle failed to dampen enthusiasm for the Kintore Summer Festival, as people turned out to enjoy all the fun of the fair in The Square.

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New house proposed for Forest Road

An application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for a new house to be built at 33 Forest Road, Kintore. Read More...
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The Local Hub cafe opening

The Local Hub Community Cafe in The Square, Kintore is to open on Saturday, June 13 during the Kintore Summer Festival.

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Kintore eligible for slice of £60m fund

Documents just released by the Scottish Government confirm that Kintore could be eligible for a slice of the government’s £60 million town centre regeneration fund.

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Kintore Summer Festival programme announced

The programme for the Kintore Summer Festival has just been announced. Starting with events on June 11 and ending with the Duck Race on June 14, the main events are in The Square in the centre of Kintore on Saturday, June 13 from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Kintore Festival Quiz Night

The Kintore Summer Festival kicks off with a Quiz Night in the Kintore Public Hall on Friday, June 12, starting at 7.30 pm. Teams of foour are invited and the entry is £12, with all proceeds going to the fundraising effort of the Kintore Fundraising Team.

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New life for Inverurie paper mill site?

Reports in the media suggest that the Inverurie Paper Mill site may, indeed, find a new use. Read More...
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Concerns over planned rendering plant reopening

News that the rendering plant at Cottown is to reopen inevitably raises concerns among Kintore residents who recall the infamous Dundas Brothers plant that caused such offensive odours to waft over Kintore prior to the company’s liquidation in 2004.
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"Progress" at Kintore station meeting

Today’s meeting with Transport Minister Stuart Stevenson about the re-opening of Kintore rail station, was described as having made progress.

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Sad day in Kintore

It was a sad day in Kintore today, when Leslie Taylor, a victim of the North Sea helicopter tragedy, was laid to rest.
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Transport Minister Kintore Station meeting

A meeting will take place next week with the Transport Minister to discuss the proposed reopening of Kintore Station. Read More...
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Sympathy for victim's families

The shock and horror surrounding the helicopter crash yesterday has affected everyone in Aberdeen City and Shire. But, the tragedy has had come even close to home, with the sad announcement that one of the victims was from Kintore. Read More...
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The day the steam stopped

After more than 150 years the paper making industry in Garioch has come to a stop. If you looked north from Kintore today, there was no telltale steam plume to tell you the direction of the wind. Nothing. Read More...
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Take a virtual look around Kintore

You can now have a look around Kintore using Google’s Street View.

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Introducing Darren Cochrane Kintore's community officer

Introducing PC Darren Cochrane our community police officer for Kintore.

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Kintore United winners of Midnight Football League

Kintore United were the winners of the Garioch region S4-6 Midnight Football League, organised by Grampian Police in partnership with Garioch Sports Centre and Tesco, Inverurie.

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Invite to Kintore station Holyrood meeting

Dr Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East has invited interested parties from Kintore to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh for a meeting with Transport Minister, Stuart Stevenson MSP to discuss the possible reopening of Kintore Station. Read More...
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371 jobs go as paper mill closes

The news of International Paper’s decision to close Inverurie paper mill, at Port Elphinstone just a few miles from Kintore, may not be unexpected, but the actual announcement is still a heavy blow for the local economy with a loss of 371 jobs.

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Reopening Kintore Station Transport Minister to meet

Transport Minister, Stewart Stevenson is to meet Dr Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East to discuss the possible re-opening of Kintore Station. Read More...
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Kintore hall needs your support

Kintore Public Hall is run by a group of voluntary committee members from the community. You are invited to a public meeting at the hall, in the ante room, on Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm.

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Kintore Festival 2009 date announced

The 2009 Kintore Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, June 13. Read More...
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World leader establishes global HQ in Kintore

A business which has grown to become the world’s most comprehensive abandonment and decommissioning contractor is to be established as a separate company with its global base in the UK. Read More...
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Now we are on Flickr

The Royal Burgh of Kintore now has a home on Flickr, probably the world’s best known photo sharing website.
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Unnecessary verbal at post office

In Kintore post office this morning when a young lad comes in and asks for cigarettes.

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Company expands horizons in Kintore

A leading provider of hazardous area electrical instrumentation to the international petrochemical industry, has moved to a new base in Kintore, where it is exporting 60% of its production.

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More details on proposed Forest Road Retail

More details have been published for the proposed retail development on Forest Road. Read More...
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Retail development for Forest Road?

A planning application has been submitted for a retail development on Forest Road in KIntore. Read More...
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Kintore Christmas lights switch on

The Kintore Christmas tree and the Christmas street lights are due to be switched on this Saturday, December 6 at 4.30pm. Read More...
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Inverurie Paper Mill under threat

The Inverurie Paper Mill is facing possible closure after the announcement of a three-month consultation by owners International Paper of Memphis, Tennessee. The company say the business is unprofitable and not financially viable
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Brigg Kintore's champion dog

Kintore man Roddy McBain has been having considerable success this year in field trials with his black labrador Brigg. But it could have been so different.

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As 2009 looms, where is Kintore station?

North-east Conservative MSP Nanette Milne has written to the First Minister (and local consituency MSP) Alex Salmond to ask him to re-affirm his commitment to a new rail station for Kintore. Read More...
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30-house plan for Gauch-hill

A planning application has been submitted for 30 houses on woodland and rough pasture at Gauch-hill, Kintore. The application is in the name of the Badentoy Trust, based at Midmill, Kintore.
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Request for No 10 bus to stop in Kintore

A request has been made for the No 10 Stagecoach Bluebird bus service to stop at Kintore. Stagecoach say they consider it not commercially viable at present. Read More...
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Public meeting about future development in Kintore

As you are aware Kintore has expanded at an astonishing rate. The recent Capacity Study shows another potentially massive increase in housing development in Kintore over the next few years resulting in Read More...
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Kemnay and Kintore adult learning

Enrolment: Kemnay Academy on Monday, 25 August 2008, 7.00 – 9.00 pm Read More...
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What courses would you like to see in Kintore

Community Development Group work together with the local community to identify, promote and develop lifelong opportunities that are relevant and accessible.
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Things I like/dislike about Kintore

At the public meeting people were asked to give their likes, dislikes and things they would like to change about Kintore. Read More...
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New Kintore Community Learning classes

Kintore Community Learning have a New Stained Glass class on Tuesday mornings starting on the February 26. Class times are 9.30am - 11.30am. This class will run for four weeks at a cost of £24.40 or £13.60 concession, materials available to purchase from class Tutor Janet Newberry. Beginners welcome. Read More...
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