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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 final burst of rich and lightly peated malt produced at the distillery before its temporary closure. Kirsteen Beeston, Head of Brands Marketing, said: “The aim with all our limited edition expressions is to showcase the distillery’s special quality of liquid,…
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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. Download season ticket application form OPEN DAY: Saturday 11th August (10am-12noon)  
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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, farmers are hopeful other contracts would be increased and that the abattoir at Hall’s would remain open. Philip, as chairman of the NFU Pigs Working Group, says he is hopeful talks will resolve the situation. He said: "Obviously we are…
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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 position as a quality product.” Shona Anderson, Regional Director at VisitScotland, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard.” Published: 07/07/2012 Evening Express
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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 July being more of the same the fishing is set to remain excellent.
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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 hear”. Tickets @ £15 will sell-out fast, so order early. Phil & Aly Concert – Order Form
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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 locally as owners Morrison-Bowmore (part of Suntory) took the brave decision of confidence in the town centre distillery. The new small batch release will be available at the distillery but also  marks the start of duty free retail push which…
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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 Details Ellon Police Office Bridge Street Ellon Aberdeenshire AB41 9AX Useful Information: Aberdeenshire Divisional Police Headquarters Blackhall Road Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 3QD We are here to will continue to keep in touch with you in relation to our ongoing work…
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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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