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VISIT TO HADDO HYDRO SCHEME AND BIOMASS ENERGY PROJECT

Aberdeenshire Environmental Forum FREE visit to small scale Hydro scheme and Biomass Project on Haddo Estate, Methlick On Wednesday 18 July 2012, Aberdeenshire Environmental Forum are organising a visit to the small scale Hydro Scheme and Biomass Boiler project in operation at Haddo Estate. The visit is open to anyone interested in seeing and learning more about these renewable energy schemes, staff from Haddo Estate have kindly agree to lead, and provide information during, the visit. The Hydro Scheme produces…
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Three car crash near Inverurie

AN accident involving three cars occurred near Inverurie last week causing tailbacks on the B9170 Oldmeldrum to Inverurie Road. All three cars careered off the road between Uryside Farm and the junction leading to Lethenty at about last Thursday (July 5). A black Corsa, A green Fiesta and a Vauxhall Agila all sustained extensive damage. MORE from the Inverurie Herald Published on Thursday 12 July 2012 16:36  (Picture by Susan Brown)
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GLEN GARIOCH UNVEILS NEW SMALL BATCH RELEASE

1995 expression offers the last chance to sample ‘old’ Glen Garioch at its finest Glen Garioch, Scotland’s most easterly distillery, has unveiled its latest small batch release, the Glen Garioch Vintage 1995. The limited edition, only the sixth special addition to the Glen Garioch single malt range, was laid down just months before the distillery was mothballed for two years in October 1995. With just 1,000 cases available globally and a limited 100 in the UK, this expression encapsulates the…
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FORMARTINE UTD – SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Ticket Prices Section Adult Concession Under 12's Per Match Prices Ground / Stand £ £ £ Executive £ £ N/A Full Season Ticket Prices Ground / Stand £ £ £ Executive Lounge £ £ N/A Apply Today Download the attached application form by clicking on the pdf icon below and send it along with a cheque for the correct value to:Formartine United FC Tillygonnie, Riverside Road, Methlick, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7HN. Note: Cheques should be made out to Formartine United FC.…
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Hall's closure: Big impact on pig farming warn's Oldmeldrum Farmer

The closure of the Hall’s meat processing plant in West Lothian would have a huge knock-on effect for Scottish pig farmers. Philip Sleigh has 2000 pigs at his farm in Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire. Most of these are sent to Hall’s through a contract with Asda.   With the factory in Broxburn taking 75% of the pigs from Scotland, contracts would be lost to an industry that is already struggling with an increase in the cost of feed. Despite the bleak outlook,…
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Meldrum House Hotel earns four-star status

Award by VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance team A Local HOTEL has been awarded four-star gold status by Scotland’s national tourism organisation. Meldrum House, Oldmeldrum, was given the award after a visit from members of VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance team. Peter Walker, general manager at Meldrum House, said: “It has been a bit of a journey since I arrived in 2009, when Meldrum House was a two-star hotel. “We are absolutely delighted to achieve four-star gold from VisitScotland and it reinforces Meldrum House’s…
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Always a silver lining.

Fine fishing weather Published Inverurie Herald on Monday 2 July 2012 14:24 WHILE the rest of the population is quite rightly bemoaning the dreadful weather, anglers are quite relaxed about it. At Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum the cool wet weather has kept water temperatures down while at the same time there have been big hatches of flies. This combination has had the effect of keeping the fish active and feeding much to the delight of anglers and with the forecast for…
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PHIL CUNNINGHAM AND ALY BAIN Concert 15 Sept 2012

CELEBRATED Scottish musicians Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will be showing off their mercurial talents in Oldmeldrum in September 2012. The duo will appear at Oldmeldrum in the Academy on Saturday 15 September in a concert organised by the Meldrum Academy  Parent Council as part of the school’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. This intimate concert will give you the opportunity to understand the talent that has earned them the title of “Simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to…
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GLEN GARIOCH TO LAUNCH 1997 VINTAGE

Glen Garioch’s first small batch from the distillery re-opening in 1997 Glen Garioch, Scotland’s most easterly distillery, will launch a new limited edition, the Glen Garioch Vintage 1997, this summer. The vintage 1997, has particular provenance as it is the first whisky produced at the Oldmeldrum distillery following its re-opening after nearly two years closure and worries for the future of the distillery at the time. In 1997 the re-firing of the stills and the first product was warmly greeted…
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