Aberdeen Local Development Plan consultation

Aberdeen City Council has published the Proposed Local Development Plan which they hope to adopt in 2016.  The Local Development Plan is a vital public document which shapes the future of Aberdeen, and influences public and private investment in homes, businesses, shops, infrastructure and facilities.  You can read a copy of the Proposed Local Development Plan on the Aberdeen City Council website or at Marischal College Reception and all public libraries.

This can be viewed in Cove Library on Wednesday 29th April from 3-7pm.

The consultation period will run from Friday 20th March to Monday 1st June 2015.

Charleston Land Remediation meeting on the 23rd March

Cove and Altens Community Council has organised a Public Meeting to be held in Loirston School Hall, 7pm, Monday 23rd March.  Representatives from Messrs CA Blackwell, Messrs WA Fairhurst and Stewart Milne Homes will give an update on how work is progressing and answer any questions that may arise.
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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 info@cove-bay.com for more information

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

  • 30th March
  • 27th April
  • 25th May
  • 29th June
  • 24th August

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.

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 - www.dooniesfarm.co.uk

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 chronicle@cove-bay.com


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 February 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

Winter may be approaching but Cove in Bloom is still hard at work planning and preparing for the new season, and there are lots of things in the pipeline 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....

Public Consultation - Old Cove Conservation Area

Draft Conservation Area Character Appraisals and Management Plan


The City Council is reviewing its conservation areas and looking at how best to manage them.  It has produced a draft Conservation Area Character Appraisals and Management Plan, which will provide guidance for the public and help developers identify and formulate proposals in conservation areas.

The character appraisal concludes that the developments and alterations that have taken place since designation in 1975 have had a very negative effect on Cove.  After careful consideration it concludes that the Conservation Area should be de-designated.

Nether Loirston Growers News

The Nether Loirston Growers website can be found at www.nlga.info

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 nlga@hotmail.co.uk or Marlene Westland, Chair, 896769.

NESCAMP North Esplanade West Enforcement

Motorists still seem oblivious to the 30mph limit on North Esplanade West.

Over the four day period of 14/02/13 to 18/02/13 75 offences were period within four hours.

Julie Smith, Communications Officer from NESCAMP said 'we are still detecting a disappointingly high number of offenders on North Esplanade West despite repeatedly stressing the message that the speed limit is 30mph.

I would like to stress that dual carriageways within the city do not automatically have a 40mph speed limit. In fact there are over ten such roads in Aberdeen which are subject to a 30mph limit.

Motorists must remember that the speed limit is there for the safety of all road users'.

NESCAMP is a partnership comprising Grampian Police, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, the Moray Council and Transport Scotland. The Partnership exists with the aim of reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on North East Roads.
email: nescamp@grampian.pnn.police.uk

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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