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Oldmeldrum lad is a cut above

A 20 year-old butcher from Oldmeldrum is flying the flag for Scotland by successfully becoming one of only three UK finalists in a national competition. Andrew Peter, who works at Davidsons Butchers in Inverurie, began his apprenticeship there less than three years ago and last week was announced as a finalist in The Meat Trade Journal’s UK Young Butcher of the Year. The accolade will add to the number that Davidsons Butchers, has amassed in the past few years, including being the current holder of the UK Butchers Shop of the Year title. Andrew first began working for John Davidson as a Saturday boy back in 2007, and in 2010, while at college he realised that butchery was exactly what…
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Can your kids sing?

Haddo Voices youth choirs are looking for local children who enjoy singing to join up over the next two weeks. To help in the recruitment drive, Musical Director Alice Dennis has been singing Disney songs with children in the primary schools in the area and has been delighted with the response from them. ‘It’s been wonderful to see the kids throwing themselves into the likes of ‘the Bear Necessities’ and ‘Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo’. It makes you realize just how much fun the kids have singing, but its also very good for them. I notice kids at the Voices choirs have improving concentration levels and also their reading comes on leaps and bounds, as they read the lyrics along with singing.…
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Oldmeldrum Survey results presented by Business Association.

A public meeting of Oldmeldrum Business Association, last night, unveiled the results of a significant survey of residents, shoppers and users of the Town Centre in Oldmeldrum. The Royal British Legion club was the venue for the Association member Pat Robbins to present the analysis of the hundreds of responses to the survey gathered earlier in the year. The meeting was well attended, including senior Council officials who gave a positive response to the presentation. Local Councillors Paul Johnston, Cryle Shand and Alan Hendry attended. The detail of the survey was presented by Pat Robbins, a shop keeper in the town. She went through the results of the questions and gave some insight into the methodology behind each. We will…
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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’ Advice Bureau. A spokesman for the club said: “We would like to thank all the participants and helpers for making the 2012 Ythan Cycle Run another enjoyable and successful day. “Some of the riders who have participated in all four…
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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 Lola and a much loved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and friend to many. A service of celebration with many friends, for Jim's life was held in Meldrum Parish Church, on Friday, September 7,and he was laid to rest in…
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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 George Cruickshank and I near mistook it fae him' Well it has to be said the stuffed dummy has done better than Aberdeenshire Council at keeping cars from blocking the Square by parking there!!
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Haddo Medical practice meeting packed out

The meeting called by NHS Grampian,in the Melvin Hall, Tarves, to discuss the proposed closure of the Doctor's Surgery in Tarves and cease dispensing medicine in Pitmedden, was attended by a packed audience of over 300. Residents around the east of Oldmeldrum who may use the Haddo Group Practice doctors can read an account of the meeting at: The surgery at Tarves is proposed to close September 7th and medicines will no longer be dispensed from Pitmedden surgery in April next year.  Only residents of Methlick will be able to get medicines dispensed from the Methlick surgery, if an Oldmeldrum resident using the practice were to attend Methlick or Pitmedden they would be required to get their medicines from a…
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Deaths – Jean PAULINE

Jean PAULINE (Oldmeldrum/Bourtie) died suddenly but peacefully, at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,.  Jean Pauline (nee Cooper) aged 79 years was the beloved wife of the late Bill Pauline, local Master Butcher and a much loved mum and granny. Her husband Bill past away in May 2011 and lived with Jean in Greenacre on Urquhart Road, Oldmeldrum with its large Park like gardens forming a memorable local feature. A  Funeral service was held at Meldrum Church, on Tuesday, August 14, attended by family and  friends.
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