Urgent road closure C1C Hill of Ardo 18 January 2021 known as Minnes Road.

Please be advised that C1C Hill of Ardo will be subject to a closure from 18 January 2021 for 3 days between 08:30-15:00, to allow safe working on the carriageway for urgent drainage works to be carried out by Aberdeenshire Council. A signed diversion will be via B977 (Belhelvie), B977 (Aberdeen), B999 (Tarves), C2C (Udny Station), C1C (Belhelvie) and vice versa.

Please see link to map below.


Please be aware, this is the Bus Route. Please check with Stagecoach for changes.

F1785 Temporary Restriction – Form of Notification and Site Notice.pdf

Swimming club support for Ellon Pool

Ellon Community Campus swimming pool is delighted to have received the donation of a Sagewash Sanitizer chlorine gun from Ythan Amateur Swimming Club.

This will help with the additional cleaning measures that the pool has had to put in place to ensure COVID19 compliance.

The Sagewash Sanitizer kills viruses and bacteria as well as destroying harmful organisms and controlling algae. It will enable staff to disinfect and clean large areas and items with greater speed, meaning that more time for swimming sessions can be made available.

John Rae, Chair of Ythan ASC, said “Ythan ASC has been part of the local community for 40 years. We have been working very closely with staff at the pool to allow us to get back to the water. The swimming club, through the support of a local business, are delighted to donate a Sagewash Sanitizer which will help the necessary cleaning to be done more quickly and efficiently allowing more access to the water for swimmers of all kinds”.


In addition to “Click and Collect” and doorstep delivery services, public PC access is now available at a number of Aberdeenshire libraries.

You can book a slot to use a computer at Inverurie, Peterhead, Banchory, Fraserburgh, Ellon and Stonehaven libraries. Hour-long slots allow 45 minutes of use and the chance for staff to clean the area between users, who are asked to wear face coverings.

The opportunity to collect (or have delivered) new books, hearing aid batteries from the NHS and Curricular Support Resources has been very popular so far.  While Live Life Aberdeenshire’s digital library services have been very well used during lockdown, there has been great demand for increased access to materials only available in libraries, as well as access to public computers.   

The new services allow customers and staff to remain socially distant and safe, while still getting what they need to make lockdown more bearable.   

A new online system has been developed alongside an easy-to-use phone service to book time slots and resources. A “Live Chat” function is also available on the Live Life Aberdeenshire website. Customers can return items to any of the participating sites.     

You can call the Live Life Aberdeenshire helpline to book slots and for more information on (01467) 532929 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Further information on “Click and Collect”, doorstep delivery and Public PC access is also available online at:  https://bit.ly/CnCLLA

You can join our library service, access your account and explore our catalogue at: https://bit.ly/2yF83NN



These are the documents of the Master-plan that has the road layout ‘options’ from The developers, Kirkwood Homes and 64 Houses in Pitmedden. Click on the link at the bottom.

The option 3 in the report and all the pros and cons are on page 30.

The Council opposed the opening of Ingleside but this was overruled by the Scottish Government via the Planning reporters.

The option 3 while, preferred at the moment may not be the final design, but its here for information.

Cllr Paul Johnston

From: Graeme Steel <graeme.steel
Sent: 14 July 2020 14:54
To: Cllr Paul Johnston <cllr.p.johnston

Afternoon Councillor

I have attached a copy of the Masterplan which is on the Planning website within Planning Application No. APP/2019/0753. All the options are detailed and reasons for possibly supporting or declining are described. Page 30 details the Option 3 preferred layout.


Graeme Steel I.Eng MICE
Principal Engineer
Roads Development (Garioch and Formartine)
Infrastructure Services

Gordon House

Blackhall Road


AB51 3WA

Telephone : 01467 537568



The Scottish Daily Record picked up the story of local gin distillers, Emma and Nick Smalley of Udny. Their business won an award in the North east food and Drink awards. The couple already have the hugely prestigious International Wines and Sprit Competition Outstanding Gold Medal under their belt.




The Scottish Government’s planners have dismissed local concerns and will permit access to 64 new houses to be built in Pitmedden with access via the opening of Ingleside to a junction with the B999 Tarves Road, next to the Co-op shop and entrance to the School and Park, car park.

The document has now been published (Friday afternoon, 3rd April 2020) and the link is here.