Cove Improvement Plan 2016

Cove and Altens Community Council has decided to embark on the development of a Cove and Altens Improvement Plan, with the aim of gathering information from residents and other community groups, on areas that they feel are in need of improvement, or facilities that they feel are lacking within the existing provision.

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Welcome to the website for the Community of Cove and Altens in Aberdeen.

Here you will find lots of information on all the goings on in this thriving community.

The history of Cove

Have a look at the history of the Community of Cove from the 18th century to the current day by Douglas W Gray.

The bustling community is far removed from a sleepy fishing village in the 1790's of less than 300 souls  more...

Community Council meetings

All members of the Community are invited to the regular Community Council meetings which are held at Loirston Primary School.

Community Councillors

Cove and Altens Community Councillors as at;

June 2014
July 2012
April 2007

Contact for more information

Come along to hear what's going on at 7:00pm - 9:30pm on the following dates;

  • 26th September
  • 31st October
  • 28th November

  • 16th January
  • 6th February
  • 27th March
  • 24th April
  • 29th May
  • 26th June

Chair's Notes

Cove and Altens Chairman, provides an update on current matters affecting the residents of the Community of Cove and Altens.

October 2016   August 2016   June 2016
April 2016   February 2016   December 2015
October 2015   August 2015   June 2015
December 2014   October 2014   August 2014
June 2014   April 2014   February 2014
December 2013   October 2013   August 2013
June 2013   April 2013   February 2013
December 2012   October 2012   August 2012
June 2012   April 2012   February 2012
December 2011   October 2011   August 2011
June 2011   April 2011   February 2011
December 2010   October 2010   August 2010

Local City Councillor Surgeries

If you would like to meet one of your Local City Councillors to discuss any matter then you can attend one of their surgeries listed under Useful Numbers.  Surgeries are available for Neil Cooney and Andy Finlayson.

Community Centre Programmes

Altens Community Centre

The programmes for Altens Community Centre  are now available.  Have a browse to see what interests you.

Do you have any spare time and are able to help at Altens Community Centre on a voluntary basis?  More information can be found here .

Loirston Annexe

Full details of programmes can be found here.

Doonies Farm

Doonies Farm website -

Doonies Farm sits on the cliff tops between Aberdeen Lighthouse and the village of Cove. The farm is home to some of Britain’s rarest breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats and poultry. It is a working farm that is managed using mainly traditional farming methods to encourage local wildlife to flourish too.

For generations of children, Doonies has been their first contact with the countryside.

Cities twinned with Aberdeen

Aberdeen is twinned with the following cities;

  • Regensburg in Germany
  • Stavanger in Norway
  • Clermont-Ferrand in France
  • Gomel in Belarus
  • Bulawayo in Zimbabwe

Does your group/organisation have interests you feel might benefit from making connections with or visiting other similar groups in one of our twin cities?

Find out more from Aberdeen City Council - Twin City Partnerships.


Latest news

More information required

We are gradually building up information to place on our website.

If you run a community group or club in Cove and Altens and would like to have your details added, please contact us.

Extracts from The Cove Chronicle

We now have a selection of articles from the current
Cove Chronicle.

Police News

The Cove Police Station is based at the Cove Library, Loirston Avenue and we look forward to meeting and assisting the Cove community.

Police newsletter August 2016

Information on protecting the elderly from financial abuse can be found here.

Cove in Bloom

In 2014 we added a group of three new beds on Langdykes Road to the beds we look after. They are planted with shrubs and perennials, and we have begun weeding there, and laying down woodchip to control the weeds and feed the ground. We’ve done the same along the beds on Hasman Terrace in Old Cove, too.  more info....

The sculptor we have chosen for our statue of Isie Caie wants to speak to as many folk as he can who knew Isie Caie more info....

Old Cove Conservation Area


Nether Loirston Growers News

The Nether Loirston Growers website can be found at

If you would like an allotment plot or for more information, see more info....

63rd Aberdeen (Cove Bay) Scout Group

The Scout Group are looking for adult volunteers to help run their Beaver, Cub and Scout sections.  more...

Cancer awareness info from the NHS

CANCER, don't get scared, get checked. Things to look out for.

Your Chronicle Needs You!

You may have noticed that your Cove Chronicle has grown over the years due to our ever expanding community and our readership has greatly increased from our early days.

The Chronicle has and continues to be a true and real community effort with everyone involved giving of their time on a voluntary basis to help in getting the wide ranging local information to you every two months.  This involves many tasks and duties which include:

• Making contact with people and gathering information for articles and advertising
• Putting the Chronicle together into the newsletter format and style we have adopted and developed over the years
• Keeping our finances in order
• Organising distribution throughout our Community

We are currently looking for people to join our band of volunteers and if you can offer to help with any of these tasks, please get in touch.  If you would like to find out more before committing to anything, we would be happy to have an informal chat with you.

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