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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.

Members of the Cove and Altens Community are invited to the regular Community Council meetings, which are held online at the moment, from 7.00 – 9.30pm. These are open meetings and residents are welcome to attend.

Going forward it is proposed to have a mixture of virtual and face-to-face Community Council meetings. The dates are below. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to suggest an item for the Agenda.

We hope you find The Cove Chronicle informative and useful.

We rely on volunteers to produce and circulate The Chronicle round our community. If you would like to get involved, please email [email protected] for more information.

To place an ad please contact Isobel at [email protected]

To submit information contact Lauren at [email protected]

For all other queries or information its [email protected]


Meetings commence at 7pm whether at a venue or online will be announced before each meeting


28th August

25th September

30th October

27th November

December – winter recess



15th January

Annual General Meeting – 12th February

26th February

25th March

29th April

27th May

24th June

July – summer recess

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

Due to Covid, the December 2022 Cove Chronicle is the first hard copy Chronicle to be printed and distributed around the Cove and Altens Community since February 2020. We hope you find The Cove Chronicle informative and useful.


We rely on volunteer deliverers to produce and circulate The Chronicle round our community. If you would like to get involved, please email [email protected] for more information.

Cove and Altens Community Council

August 2023 publication

June 2023 publication

April 2023 publication

Getting to Know Our Local Community

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