Welcome to the Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning Group

Welcome to the Kincardine & Mearns section of the Aberdeenshire Community Planning website.  It is managed by the Kincardine & Mearns (K&M) Community Planning Group, which along with the wider Community Planning Partnership is made up of a range of partners.

The group uses this website to provide formal information about the work being carried out in partnership in the local area, including reports and minutes of meetings.  There is a lot happening; a lot to celebrate, and keeping everyone informed is something we are always trying to do better.

We also have our partnership blog ‘K&M Communities’ and the K&M Communities Facebook page and Twitter feed, where partners share less formal news more regularly.  We are always happy to receive and share appropriate content and comments.

Our main work is organised through the K&M Local Community Plan.  Please take a look for the priorities we’re focusing on and the actions being taken.

Kincardine and Mearns Area Map


  • Experiences – good or bad February 17, 2017
    Aberdeenshire Council is carrying out a review of how it communicates. We would love to hear how you feel about this. Interested in giving us your views? Click on the link; https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Commengagestrat We’d love to hear from you!  
  • Fundraising Masterclass February 15, 2017
    AVA are holding a Fundraising masterclass event, Getting It Right, in Ellon on the 22nd of March.   The objectives are as follows:- To update participants on the changing context of fundraising To improve skills and knowledge on making good funding applications To improve  knowledge and understanding of funders expectations To improve the development of […]
  • Strong Communities February 13, 2017
    To build a truly effective community it needs to be stronger, wiser and more resilient, sustainable and engaged. The Community Empowerment Act seeks to enable this to happen in Scotland’s communities. Where communities are empowered we would expect to see a range of benefits: local democratic participation is boosted; increased confidence and skills among local […]


102, 2017

Places, People and Planning – Consultation

A consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System has started - Places, People and Planning.  The proposals include increased community involvement in decisions.  The closing date is 4th April 2017.  The consultation can [...]

3101, 2017

Beyond Action Learning report

  ‘Beyond Action Learning’, the latest co-produced report generated through What Works Scotland’s collaborative inquiry work with and within Aberdeenshire CPP, has just been published online – view here. Here, Fiona Soutar (NHS Grampian), Jane [...]

2501, 2017

Community Justice – Your Views

Our Community Justice Consultation is now live and we want to hear from you how we can improve community justice in your area.  This will also help us develop a new Community Justice Outcomes Improvement [...]

2610, 2016

NHS Grampian Review of Dispensing GP Practices – Upcoming Meetings

NHS Grampian has been consulting with the patients of six GP practices who currently get, or who are eligible to get, dispensed medicines from their GP practice. A Review Group will be analysing all the [...]

407, 2016

NHS Grampian Consultation on Review of Dispensing GP Practices Launched

NHS Grampian have launched their review of dispensing GP practices today (Monday 4th July 2016)  The review will focus on six dispensing GP practices - Auchenblae, Gardenstown, Portlethen, Rhynie, Skene and Udny Green and examine [...]