Gardening Competition 2015

Nominate your own garden, or one that you appreciate as you pass by.

This year’s gardening competition categories are:

• Best Garden
• Best Novice Garden (must not have won a category before)
• Best Container / Hanging Basket

The competition entry form can be found here

Notification of Charleston Road Closure

C A Blackwell (Contracts) Limited are the Principal Contractor appointed by Stewart Milne Homes for the
Charleston Cove development.

Works to safely remediate the former landfill site to an inert and stable condition that will allow future housing development to take place are now well underway.

The Contractor would like to make you aware of works that are going to commence on the West Boundary at the current turning circle at the top of Charleston Road. These works will mean that Charleston will be closed off North of the
Charleston Crescent Junction.

This closure will be in place for the foreseeable future while they carry out some remedial works to allow Stewart Milne to put in the connecting road through to Wellington Road.

If you have concerns about the works then please don’t hesitate to contact the customer complaints hotline 07423848410 and they will endeavour to answer your questions.

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;

  • 24th August
  • 17th August
  • 28th September
  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
  • 18th January 2016
  • 8th February AGM
  • 29th February
  • 28th March
  • 25th April
  • 30th May
  • 27th June

Minutes of Community Council meetings can be found here.

Chairman's Notes

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

    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, Andy Finlayson or Callum McCaig.

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.

A Design Workshop for the Sustainable Growth of Cove

Full details can be found here.

Aberdeen Football Club proposed 21,000 seater stadium at Loch of Loirston

Survey details

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.

Please email


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

John Fiddes 0372 and Jake Woo 0991 are based at the Cove Police Station at the Cove Library, Loirston Avenue and look forward to meeting and assisting the Cove community.

Police newsletter April 2015

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

Cove Gala 2014

The Portlethen Pipe Band gave a rousing start to the proceedings. Hundreds of people came along and with lots to see and do the afternoon was a great success.

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

The NLGA Allotments for Cove and District residents, were establised in 2011 and paid for by a grant to the Community of £37,750 from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.  This enabled the laying out of the site which was semi derelict ground and surplus to City Council needs.  The Allotment site is managed by a Committee of Association members and 31 plots, raised beds and community growing areas have been formed with the allotments being taken up and worked by both beginners and seasoned growers, a local school and playgroup.

Space in our large poly tunnel, for which we fund raised, is available to all plotholders.  There is a good community spirit on site and we have social events throughout the year.

There is growing space available for this season and to find out more please contact Michele McPartlin, Secretary or Marlene Westland, Chair, 896769.

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.

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