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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Meldrum Concert for Phil and Aly CELEBRATED Scottish musicians Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will be displaying their accordion and fiddle talents, from Scottish traditional tunes to those worldwide, at a concert in Oldmeldrum next month. The duo, along with some young local musicians, will be appearing at Meldrum Academy on Saturday, September 15, at The event is being organised by Meldrum Academy Parent Council. It is part of the school’s 10th anniversary celebrations. The evening will give the public…
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Jim DAVIDSON

Jim DAVIDSON of Oldmeldrum has sadly died, peacefully at home, on Friday, August 31, 2012, surrounded by his devoted family. Jim jnr, aged 63 years, of Meldrum Motors, was a popular and respected local figure with many local friends. For his family was an inspirational husband, soulmate and rock to the light of his life, Dot,  He was a devoted dad to Chris and Kelly and father-in-law to Julie and Mark, a very proud granda to Megan, Steven, Ollie and…
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Fun at the 'MCC' Gala at Lairds Cricket ground, Methlick -SUNDAY 2nd SEPT

Come and Enjoy: Tug of War Competition Throughout The Day Barbecue Beer & Merchandise Tent Coconut Shy Jewellery Stall Bouncy Castle Kids Fun Bus Whisky Boards Raft Race !! Fantastic Cricket Tournament Running Order (Est) Methlick 2nd X1 v Ellon Grp1 11:55 Inverurie v Fraserburgh Grp2 12:50 Caledonian v Ellon Grp1 13:45 Methlick 1st X1 v Inverurie Grp2 14,40 Methlick 2nd X1 v Caledonian Grp1 Duck Race !! Methlick 1st X1 v Fraserburgh Grp2 Winner Group-1 Vs Winner Group-2 Seven’s…
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Council asks tenants to think ahead on changes to housing benefit

Changes are planned to welfare benefits, which will be implemented from April 2013 through to 2017 by the UK Government.  One of the most significant of these changes is the introduction of size criteria in relation to the number of bedrooms in a property occupied by working age tenants in the social rented sector claiming housing benefit. Aberdeenshire Council is providing information to people who rent a home from the council or a housing association as part of a range…
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Fun Fundraising for Oldmeldrum Amenities

Well, You have to do a double take as you pass Oldmeldrum Town Hall this weekend. HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh? Er but oor ain Phil and collecting money for the Oldmeldrum Amenities' hanging baskets and displays. The fun dummies thank everyone for their support amidst the flowers. This time, one fine figure stands outside the parade of shops and says 'yer nae supposed to park here' - It had been suggested the figure looked 'affie like…
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Coffee Morning – 25th August – Westbank

WESTBANK SUMMER FAYRE AND COFFEE MORNING The Westbank Home was host to crowds of visitors this morning as people came for the Fayre and Coffee Morning.  Piles of fine baking with the teas and coffees were on hand to raise money for the home's residents and their activities. Kathy Keith serves visitors, Barbara Strachan (right) and Ruth Richardson (Left) at the Coffee Morning. A Chilli Pepper Plant stall, Raffles, hampers, Bottle Stall and Guess the Mystery whisky as well as …
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