Posting this on behalf of Mr James Ritchie, Sarawak, Borneo. I'm a 70 year old retired journalist living in Sarawak Borneo. I'm trying to trace my Scottish uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews with a view of writing my memoir. Can you post my family story in your newsletter? Background: My grandfather Alexander Hector Ritchie was born in 1878. His father William owned 148 acres of land at Bucksburn Farmhouse. In 1891 the family moved to Oldmeldrum, 14 miles north of Aberdeenshire, (newhills is 4 miles north of Aberdeen). At that time William was 48 and wife Margaret, 38. They had 10 children out of which the oldest four, James, Maggie, William and George, subsequently died. By…
Meldrum Academy, Saturday 14th September. Tickets £ The Annual Meldrum Academy Fundraiser supported by pupils of Meldrum Academy very own !!!! 🥁 Get your tickets from the Academy school office. All monies raised goes straight back to the pupils who pitch for it at Meldrum Academy Dragons Den Please come along to support your local Academy school pupils while having a great evening of entertainment.
Daviot and Oldmeldrum Explorers hope to bring back the fun of the infamous Cheese and Wine but with a difference. Call Claire 07919 116862 for tickets or look out for one of us at the end of next few cub/scout/explorer meeting nights. Morrisons have kindly provided a bus to bring you to the event and take you back to Jocks for the after party. Maybe those local to Daviot will head to the Smiddy afterwards to help support both of these local businesses
Interested in playing Petanque? There will be Petanque matches for all ages played on Thursday evenings until end of Sept starting at pm The Petanque courts are alongside the MAIG Polytunnels at the Golf Club car park. Equipment is provided or you can bring your own boules. Beginners are most welcome and its free !!