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Cove and Altens Community Council

Welcome to the website for
Cove and Altens Community Council

Here you will find information along with links to some of the goings on in this thriving community

Community Council Meetings

The general purpose of Community Councils is to act as a voice for their local area. This will involve them articulating the views and concerns of local people in their area on a wide range of issues of public concern and make representations to the Local Authority, other public sector bodies and private agencies on matters within their sphere of interest.

Community Councils are a statutory consultee on all planning applications and licensing applications relating to liquor. We are looking for residents of Cove and Altens to join us on the Community Council, so please get in touch at email [email protected] to find out more.

Normally members of the Community are invited to the regular Community Council meetings which are held at Loirston Primary School from 7.00 – 9.30pm. These are open meetings and residents are welcome to attend.

To comply with Coronavirus instructions from National Government and Aberdeen City Council, face-to-face meetings are cancelled. We are not at present able to forecast dates or book space for any possible forthcoming face-to-face meetings. Please keep visiting this page to be kept up to date.

Proposed virtual Community Council, Microsoft Teams, meeting dates for 2022 all starting at 7 pm

27 June 2022

22 August 2022

26 September 2022

31 October 2022

28 November 2022

16 January 2023

6 February 2023 – Annual General Meeting

27 February 2023

27 March 2023

24 April 2023

29 May 2023

26 June 2023

Local residents are invited to submit any issues they wish the Community Council to discuss in advance of any of the meetings and by email to [email protected]

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.

An excerpt from Cove Bay – A History by Douglas W Gray, Published in 2008

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


Things have moved on apace from 2008 and many more homes and shops have been built in the Charleston area of our community. Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route ((A90), which opened in February 2019, is on our doorstep, bypasses the City of Aberdeen, and allows easy, faster, access to other destinations north, south and west.

Cove and Altens Heritage Cairns

A legacy left to Cove and Altens Community Council by the late Margaret Allan, formerly of Mains of Loirston farm and latterly Sergeant’s Croft, was used to build five heritage information cairns around the community. Mains of Loirston farm and farmhouse were demolished in 2016. Homes and a community now exist in its fields. The cairns look at what has gone before…

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.

Cove Chronicle

COVID-19 Changes to Distribution of the Cove Chronicle

The distribution of the Cove Chronicle during this period of lockdown measures, has been impossible to overcome using our usual methods. 

Your help and understanding during this time is much appreciated.

Cove and Altens Community Council

June 2022 publication

April 2022 publication

February 2022 publication

Getting to Know Our Local Community

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