In this weeks issue

Torry Harbour Development: Have Your Say Now
A View On Currency Union
Ay Ay Fit Like?
Don’t Mention The Russians
Pensions Safe With Yes
My Reasons For Voting Yes.
Still Time To Enter City and Shire Tourism Awards
Michael Jackson’s Producer Endorses City-bound Drummer
We Need To Talk About The Police - Part 1: Over-Policing
2000 Attend Grampian Motorcycle Convention
Events and Information
Michael Jackson’s Producer Endorses City-bound Drummer

Michael Jackson’s Producer Endorses City-bound Drummer

London-based drummer Ollie Howell, who brings his acclaimed quintet to Aberdeen next week, has some high profile admirers.With thanks to Rob Adams.

Howell ‘floored’ Quincy Jones, the legendary film soundtrack composer and record producer who worked with Frank Sinatra and oversaw Michael Jackson’s multi-million-selling album Thriller, during a performance staged to feature some of the best students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in 2009.

This led to Jones, who is affectionately known in the music business as Q, mentoring the Wallingford-born Howell and monitoring his progress as he has moved into a full-time professional career.

AllFord At Alford: McRae Cars Added To Line Up

AllFord At Alford: McRae Cars Added To Line Up

Grampian Transport Museum is delighted to announce a few late additions to the vehicle line up of the inaugural AllFord event at Alford this weekend. With thanks to Martyn Smith, Marketing and Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum. A 1979 Ford Escort MK2, built to the exact specifications of the late Colin McRae, will be displayed for the first time in a number of years when it appears at AllFord this Sunday. Now owned by the late WRC champion’s wife Alison, the vehicle was commissioned by Gordon Birtwistle of Proflex UK, on behalf of Colin. With DJM Motorsport confirmed to undertake the special project, work began on the donor vehicle in early 2003. The Escort was ready by July 2004 and went on to make [...]

Tommy Sheridan YES Talk In Aberdeen

Tommy Sheridan YES Talk In Aberdeen

With thanks to Dave Watt. Tommy Sheridan is in Aberdeen on Wednesday 3rd of September at the Copthorne Hotel in Huntly Street as part of the Hope Not Fear Tour where he has spoken at venues all over Scotland alongside YES campaigners David Hayman and Ian Hamilton to over 15,000 people in the last eight months. Thumbnail image credit: “TommySheridan2007″ by D. Natanson – Self-photographed. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons Related posts: Rain Washes Out Bowls Event Western Peripheral Route Not The Solution Busy Sporting Weekend Ahead At Westburn Westburn Tennis Roundup – 06.01.12 Westminster MPs Support Votes At 16

AllFord at Alford: More Star Cars Confirmed.

AllFord at Alford: More Star Cars Confirmed.

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, is preparing to welcome Ford fans next Sunday (31st August) for the inaugural AllFord event. With thanks to Martyn Smith, Marketing and Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum. AllFord at Alford will be a celebration of everything ‘Fordie’ from 1908 to the present day and is the museums first ever gathering of everything connected with Ford. Over 170 vehicle entries have already been received, with everything from standard family cars to high performance rally vehicles and rare examples from the pioneering days of the motor car. Local businessman Sandy Dalgarno will be displaying a number of ex-works rally cars, including a 1972 Group 4 Escort Mexico rally car which competed in the Sydney to London Rally earlier this year. An [...]

Fast Car Rides at Grampian Transport Museum

Fast Car Rides at Grampian Transport Museum

The summer holiday fun continues at the Grampian Transport Museum on Wednesday 23rd July with the next rides session – Fast Car Rides. With thanks to Martyn Smith. A selection of supercars and high-performance cars will once again take to the circuit to offer museum visitors a shot in the passenger seat for a couple of laps. Some of the vehicles already confirmed to take part include a Ferrari 430 F1, Toniq R900, Aston Martin DB7 and a beautiful Morgan Plus 4. This unique event is an ‘added value’ extra and is available to visitors over the age of 8, as part of the standard admission – £9.50 for adults, £7.50 for concessions and two children are  admitted FREE with every [...]

Aboyne Strongman Lifts Some Extra Special Weights

Aboyne Strongman Lifts Some Extra Special Weights

Forget cabers and stones – local Aboyne strongman James is practicing his weightlifting with some real, live Highland dancers. With thanks to Eoin Smith.

NEWSLINE MEDIA LIMITED To celebrate the launch of this year’s Aboyne Highland Games official programme, local Aboyne weightlifter, James Dawkins, 21, put his super-human strength to the test by lifting a pair of highland dancers, Amy Lawson –Anderson, 6, and Kirsty Dundas, 9.

The girls, also from Aboyne, used the opportunity to demonstrate their impressive balancing skills by holding their dance poses perfectly on the palms of James’s hands.

The young strongman made balancing the girls look like a walk in the park and as if he could in fact toss them like a caber.