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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Killer Buzzard swoops to steal Lochter Osprey chick

VIDEO: Killer Buzzard swoops to steal Osprey chick from nest Jun 28 2012 Daily Record THIS is the terrible moment when a buzzard snatches an osprey chick from its nest. The bird of prey swooped in for the kill after the mother had left the nest at an activity centre in Aberdeenshire. Cameras which had been installed for visitors to observe the osprey nest caught the buzzard in the act. Staff at the Lochter centre in Oldmeldrum fear the buzzard…
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Oldmeldrum & Formartine Local Policing

Inspector Steve Pratt writes: Our team covers all towns in the Formartine area including the main population centres of Ellon, Oldmeldrum and Turriff, where there are Police Stations, as well as other communities such as Pitmedden, Balmedie, Tarves, Fyvie and Cuminestown. My team are all committed to working with the people of Formartine and Grampian to improve well being and keep all our communities safe. Read the local Policing Report Here Inspector Steve Pratt Local Policing Team Inspector Ellon Contact…
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Downsizing grant to encourage tenants to move into smaller homes

Aberdeenshire Council’s Social Work and Housing Committee agreed a grant scheme for tenants who ‘downsize’ from three and four bedroom houses at a recent meeting on June 14th. Councillors gave their backing to a scheme that will provide £3,000 for tenants downsizing by one bedroom and an additional £1,000 for every further bedroom relinquished up to a maximum of £5,000. The scheme is subject to criteria which includes prioritising those tenants where the grant is an influencing factor in moving…
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