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Postal voting

Are you planning to vote by post in the Scottish Parliamentary election?  Planning to vote by post in the upcoming Scottish Parliament election? If you don’t already vote by post, your postal vote application needs to reach the Grampian Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday, April 6. You can download the form by visiting the vote Aberdeenshire website. 
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E-Bike Oldmeldrum – trial launch

An exciting trial project gets underway in Oldmeldrum this week. has secured the use of 2 ebikes in order to trial an ebike hire scheme in the local community for the next few weeks. The bikes are now available for short 3 day hire periods. There is no fixed hire charge. We are simply asking for a small, optional donation to help cover our costs. Find out more and book your bike hire today at
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New legislation for Livestock Worrying by Dogs

New legislation to deal with dog attacks on livestock has just passed through the Scottish Parliament with unanimous cross party support. The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, brought forward by Emma Harper MSP, will now proceed to Royal Assent before becoming law in six months time. Under the provisions of the new Bill, dog owners could be fined up to £40,000 and/or 12 months’ imprisonment for letting their dog chase or kill livestock. In addition, the 1953 UK…
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Cycling Without Age – Oldmeldrum

Volunteers wanted. Can you offer an occasional hour or so to pilot the electric trishaw and take local people with limited mobility out for some fresh air? If you are willing to volunteer as a pilot or co-pilot or wish more information please get in touch or checkout the website and see the difference this charity has made to people in other parts of Scotland. The electric trishaw will provide an opportunity for the elderly and those with limited ability…
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Funding News

The Mushroom Trust's primary goal is to support the creation and improvement of greenspaces. The Trust helps to fund projects throughout Scotland.  In recent years, a variety of projects have been funded: improving paths for public access, enabling the commissioning of landscaping designs for long term planting, developing allotments, enriching planting, improving public parks and play areas, and planting community gardens and orchards. If you are interested in applying the website, , has more details.  Adapt and Thrive offers a combination of…
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Survey – Allotments for Oldmeldrum?

Please consider completing the Oldmeldrum Allotments Survey. Following an approach from members of the community, this short survey is hoping to gauge interest in allotment provision in Oldmeldrum. If there is enough interest in having allotment provision and people prepared to help run the an allotment site, this project can progress, at which point, further consultation will take place.
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Cycling without age Oldmeldrum

Meldrum Amenities Improvement Group's latest project to start up the "Meldrum Chapter Cycling Without Age" is now well on it's way with £5000 awarded by the Baillie Gifford Community Awards, administered by Foundation Scotland towards the project. Further match funding applications are in the pipeline and the Group is hopeful that full finance will be in place to establish the Meldrum Chapter by July. The Meldrum Chapter Cycling Without Age electric trishaw will provide an opportunity for the elderly and…
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Aberdeenshire town centres digital marketing project

Aberdeenshire town centres digital marketing project An innovative new digital marketing project aimed at promoting Aberdeenshire town centres, supporting businesses and encouraging communities to love local has been launched. The initiative is being led by Aberdeenshire Council and funded through an £80,000 investment from the Scottish Government’s Scotland Loves Local Fund which is managed by Scotland’s Towns Partnership. Monies will support businesses and town centres with digital marketing and will see VisitAberdeenshire deliver a high level region-wide town centre marketing…
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