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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Everything Turns to Gold at Formartine’s

Less than three months after opening, the North-east's newest visitor attraction with eatery, food hall, woodland walks and adventure play area has been awarded the Gold Green Tourism Award. Formartine's between Oldmeldrum and Methlick, has taken extra steps to create a state-of-the-art eco-friendly building, relying on 100 per cent renewable energy and creating its own hot water and heat. The joint business venture between John Cooper, who runs The Smokehouse in Methlick and Lord and Lady Aberdeen, proprietors of Haddo Estate, features an eatery and fine food hall, as well as a children's outdoor adventure area, smokehouse demonstrations and an expanse of woodland walks around its majestic location on the edge of Haddo Estate. The state-of-the-art heat recovery system captures…
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Herbal Walk – Sat 7th July – Pitmedden Gardens

Herbal Walk with Lunch Sat 7 Jul Pitmedden Garden Come along and enjoy a herbal themed lunch followed by a guided herbal walk around the Garden and wider along and taste some of the fresh herbs from the Pitmedden Herb Garden in a tasty soup and scone lunch, accompanied by a herbal infusion. Afterwards there will be a guided tour of the herb garden and the rest of the Walled Garden with Medical Herbalist, Erica Hollis BSc MNIMH, who will tell you about the past and present medicinal uses of herbs growing in the Garden. Then, if you are still keen, Erica will lead a walk around the woodland, pointing out the wild herbs and explaining their uses too. Details…
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City of Roses – Sunday 8 July – At Haddo House

City of Roses Sunday 8 July Haddo House Enjoy some light refreshments while being entertained by the Aberdeenshire based women's barbershop City of Roses Chorus is a growing group of around 30 ladies of all ages who just love singing! They sing a mixture of songs arranged in the a cappella Barbershop style. Join us in the Peatyards at Haddo for a delightful daytime concert where you will be entertained by a mixture of songs arranged in a Barbershop style. Refreshments will be available to buy throughout performance. Dates & Times: 08 Jul 2012 : 14:30 - 15:45 Prices: Adult : £ Contact: For further information please call 0844 493 2179 Booking: Tickets can be bought online, tel. 0844 493…
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Parents’ tribute to tragic toddler Kayleigh

Two-year-old had incurable brain tumour A COUPLE who stopped working as teachers to look after their dying daughter today paid tribute to the toddler. Two-year-old Kayleigh Cordiner passed away at home after doctors discovered, just after Christmas, that she had developed a rare and incurable brain tumour. Parents Jonathan and Anna, of Oldmeldrum, also set up a charity to support the families of terminally ill children. Jonathan said: “She never lost her enthusiasm for life and we will always be proud of her determination.” DEVOTED: Jonathan and Anna Cordiner with their daughter Kayleigh. For the full story, pick up a copy of today’s Evening Express or read our digital edition now  Published: 02/07/2012
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