Christmas Lights Switch-on

The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday, December 2 at 4.30 pm in The Square, Kintore, in front of the Town House.

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Fireworks go with a bang

Our thanks to Lewis Mackland a 16-year-old amateur photographer from Blackburn who was quick off the mark in sending us these photos from tonight’s Kintore Fireworks event.

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Broadband good news, bad news

Finally we have some news on broadband for those of us living in the Balbithan and Wester Fintray areas of Kintore.

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Oct 3: Kintore Angling meeting

Aberdeenshire Council is seeking confirmation that Kintore Angling Club is interested in taking on the council’s beat for salmon, sea trout and brown trout, from 2018. Read More...
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Flood prevention meeting this Friday

A meeting has been scheduled for Kingsfield residents to discuss flood prevention, following the floods in January 2016.

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Community Council meeting Tuesday, May 16

This is the agenda for the Kintore and District Community Council meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm in Kintore Primary School. All interested are invited to attend. Read More...
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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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Error in plan could have consequences for Kintore

The 2017 Aberdeenshire local development plan has now been published. But has it been simplified, or falsified, asks Paul Davison. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Would you like an allotment?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Helicopter noise

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

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June 5: Rotary charity golf tournament

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

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

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

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Is Kintore broadband network adequate?

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

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Green Dog Walkers

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

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Kintore: how do you see its future?

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

This is the current concept design drawing for the Kintore rail station which is expected to open in 2019. Read More...
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Red squirrels on your doorstep

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

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How is your broadband?

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

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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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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 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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What to do about broadband interruptions

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

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Kintore 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nov 6: Kintore Fireworks

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

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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 needs more self-sufficiency

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

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Uncertainty over fibre broadband upgrade

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

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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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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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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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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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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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It's called planning for a reason

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Fire service in Kintore

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

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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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Kintore sunset photos

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

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Master plan submitted for Gateway Kintore

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

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Scottish wildcat appears again

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

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Check out the food hygiene standard

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

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Expansion plan for caravan park

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

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

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Getting ready for Burns Night

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

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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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Rainbow cloud over Kintore

Sammy Murray sent in this wonderful picture of a “rainbow cloud” over Kintore on Sunday afternoon, with the distinctive silhouette of the Town House in the foreground.

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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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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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Wildcat on the prowl once more

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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 30: Pampered chef - Can't Cook, Won't Cook

Pampered Chef Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook Fundraiser for Georgie MacKenzie and Daniel Spark's trip to Madagascar. 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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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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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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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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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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Nov 5: Coffee morning

Coffee morning on Saturday, November 5 10am to 12 noon. Read More...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Broadband: Kintore stuck in the slow lane again?

How’s your broadband speed? Living just about a mile outside Kintore our line is rated at 5mb of the supposed headline figure of 8mb quoted in BT’s adverts.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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More winter pictures from Kintore

More winter photos from Kintore.

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Great photos of the Christmas lights switch on

  • Great photos by John Stewart from last night’s Christmas lights swtich-on in The Square, Kintore.
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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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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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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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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 Christmas lights switch-on

The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on Saturday, December 4 at 4.30 pm at the Town House.

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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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Musical Coffee Morning on November 13

Musical Coffee Morning is being held on Saturday 13 November from 10 am to 12 noon at Kintore Public Hall. Read More...
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Photos from Kintore

This photos of Kintore are the latest by Alice Morrison.

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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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Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre Sunday 14 Nov at Fintray Village Hall. Read More...
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Halloween at the Hub

View the pictures of Halloween at the Hub on the Kintore Flickr Group.

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Coffee morning in Kintore on November 6

Get ready for a Coffee Morning on Saturday November 6th at Lawrence Court in Kintore. Read More...
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Photos from Kintore

Photos of summer in Kintore by Alice Morrison.

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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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