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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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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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Deaths – CORDINER

CORDINER (Oldmeldrum) Kayleigh Helen Cordiner (aged 2), fell asleep peacefully, at home in the arms of her parents, Jonathan and Anna Cordiner, on Sunday, June 17, 2012. A much loved and treasured daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, niece and playmate. An open Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. James Church, Lossiemouth, on Friday, June 22, at Family flowers only. A collection will be held for Kayleigh's Wee Stars on the day.
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Rain fails to dampen crowd's spirits

Oldmeldrum Sports failed to live up to its sunshine sports nickname due to overcast weekend weather. But the crowds still gathered at the 82nd sporting event. Some spectators came prepared with ringside shelters, and occasional light showers failed to put off a crowd of more than 2,000 including several from Canada and Australia Onlookers were treated to a tightly contested series of light and heavy sports, the dampness having little effect on athletes and tug 0 war teams. Lunchtime on…
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Sports revellers left high and dry

Oldmeldrum Sports could face a massive drop in profits this year after a licensing standards official ordered a last-minute shutdown of the traditional marquee bar at Saturday night’s popular disco finale. Yesterday stunned organisers of the 82nd Oldmeldrum Sports and Highland Games were still investigating how a new licensing law brought a sobering end to a successful day. Sport secretary Gordon Forsyth said: “A licensing standards officer turned up just five minutes before the 9pm-1am event was about to get…
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