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Charity established in memory of tragic Kayleigh

Oct 14 2012 by Neil McKay, Sunday Sun THE legacy of a tragic toddler who died months after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour lives on with a charity established to help other families with terminally ill children. And on Saturday night the memory of Kayleigh Cordiner, two, will be honoured in her mum’s home town of Peterlee, County Durham. Kayleigh, of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, fell asleep peacefully at home in the arms of parents Jonathan and Anna in June…
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NEW LOCAL OFFERING OF NATURALLY REARED TURKEYS

The Michie family have been farming at Lochend of Barra, Oldmeldrum, for around 80 years.  We have an arable farm and we are also producing free range turkeys. At Lochend of Barra we have specially selected to grow the Wirral and Hockenhull Black as these breeds love to forage naturally and when hung provide a richer flavour than other breeds. Our Turkeys are grown slowly to full maturity and enjoy roaming our fertile land where they eat natural vegetation, grass, along…
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Standing ovation at sellout concert

Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain ended a superb gig in style at at Meldrum Academy for the 6th Year in the Schools 10 year history. A standing ovation from crowd in the sell out concert followed a great performance with many favourite tunes from Shetland, Scotland Ireland and Sweden.  Local award winning fiddlers and opening act, George and Stuart Davidson (both students at the Academy), joined the Aly and Phil on stage for a closing set. The four received huge…
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Oldmeldrum Square Public Meeting

from the Inverurie Herald Over 90 people attended a public meeting earlier this week to hear about a survey carried out by Meldrum Business Group to seek people’s views about the redevelopment in the town. Local Councillors and Council Officers were also there to respond to results andto comments made by local people. The survey showed that, whilst the improvements to the town hall area of the town had been generally well-received, because it looked cleaner, tidier and more attractive,…
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Oldmeldrum lad is a cut above

A 20 year-old butcher from Oldmeldrum is flying the flag for Scotland by successfully becoming one of only three UK finalists in a national competition. Andrew Peter, who works at Davidsons Butchers in Inverurie, began his apprenticeship there less than three years ago and last week was announced as a finalist in The Meat Trade Journal’s UK Young Butcher of the Year. The accolade will add to the number that Davidsons Butchers, has amassed in the past few years, including…
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Can your kids sing?

Haddo Voices youth choirs are looking for local children who enjoy singing to join up over the next two weeks. To help in the recruitment drive, Musical Director Alice Dennis has been singing Disney songs with children in the primary schools in the area and has been delighted with the response from them. ‘It’s been wonderful to see the kids throwing themselves into the likes of ‘the Bear Necessities’ and ‘Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo’. It makes you realize just how much…
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Oldmeldrum Survey results presented by Business Association.

A public meeting of Oldmeldrum Business Association, last night, unveiled the results of a significant survey of residents, shoppers and users of the Town Centre in Oldmeldrum. The Royal British Legion club was the venue for the Association member Pat Robbins to present the analysis of the hundreds of responses to the survey gathered earlier in the year. The meeting was well attended, including senior Council officials who gave a positive response to the presentation. Local Councillors Paul Johnston, Cryle…
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Dozens turn out for Oldmedlrum Rotary Club charity cycle

MEMBERS of Meldrum Rotary Club gathered at Udny Green last week to take part in the club’s charity fundraising cycle. Over 40 cyclists took part in the 26 mile challenge, which involved a round trip from Udny Green to Methlick, with others tackling a gentler, seven-mile version. Money raised from the event will be donated to the Monty’s Maggie’s appeal, with other sums to go to charities of competitors’ choices including Macmillan Nurses, ARCHIE and the Turriff and District Citizens’…
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