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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Children’s Tours at Haddo House – Summer 2012

Children's Tours Dates between : Thu 19 Jul - Thu 16 Aug Haddo House Upstairs, Downstairs - Join the housekeeper for a behind-the-scenes look at what life was like working and living at Haddo House in the Victorian tour for children looking at life in a country house in the late nineteenth century. Costumes are provided to get into character and experience life as a servant at Haddo. Suitable for ages 5-12. Costumes are provided. Dates & Times: 19 Jul…
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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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Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore 25th July at Pitmedden Gardens

HMS Pinafore Wed 25 Jul Pitmedden Garden Illyria perform ‘HMS Pinafore' in the Walled your own seating, rugs and picnic and enjoy the musical comedy of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic. Dress warmly. Performance starts 7pm. Gates open 6pm Adult : £ Child : £ Family : £ buy online Contact: For further information please call 0844 4932177 Booking: Tickets available from 1st May on 01651 842352.
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Jazz on a Summer's Evening – Sat 14th July –

Pitmedden Garden Sat 14 Jul Jazz on a Summer's Evening The Atholl Smith Jazz Band perform live in a marquee in our magnificent Walled warmly, relax and enjoy the music! Bring a picnic. Doors open 6pm. Dates & Times: 14 Jul 2012 : 19:00 - 21:30 Adult : £ Contact: For further information please call 0844 4932177 Booking: Tickets available from 1st of May on 01651 842352
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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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