In this weeks issue

 Denmark Orders Seizure Sea Shepherd Boat - In Shetland
Animal Shelter Operator Is A Smooth Operator
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time - Reviewed
At The Pictures: Hitman - Andrew Watson Reviews
Saltire Award For Youth Council Chair
Fanfare For Loirston Loch
Go Purple In Support Of Clan
Salmond Welcomes Update On Inverurie Health Centre
Usan Fined £7000 Over Netting Regulations Breach
Motorcycle Convention Returns To Transport Museum
Events and Information
Go Purple In Support Of Clan

Go Purple In Support Of Clan

All things purple will be the name of the game this month as a leading north-east cancer charity urges people to adopt the colour in its support. With thanks to Phil Moar, Account Manager, Citrus Mix. Singer songwriter Prince may have made it famous but purple is also at the heart of CLAN Cancer Support and it is encouraging individuals, businesses, schools and groups to get involved with its annual fund and awareness raising event. Go Purple for CLAN is held throughout September every year and sees people throughout north and north-east Scotland adopt the colour for a day. From lighting up a building, wearing purple and planning a purple party to dyeing your hair, selling purple cakes and creating […]

Aberdeen Forward Courses: September To November

Aberdeen Forward Courses: September To November

With thanks to Angela Theobald. Environmental charity Aberdeen Forward are hosting a range of workshops and courses up until the end of 2015. Aberdeen Forward works closely with local communities, businesses and individuals to educate and promote projects that help to protect our environment, reduce waste & encourage sustainability. Course Details Hobby Club: Every Wednesday, 10am-12pm/1.30pm-3pm, these are drop in craft sessions. Donation of £2 per person. Back to Basics Sewing courses 2015: 6pm-8pm, £92, every Thursday in each block. 24th September to 29th October Advanced Sewing courses 2015: 6pm-8pm, £92, every Monday in each block. 21st September to 26th October Curtain Making: 12pm-4pm, £92, every Saturday in each block. 3rd, 10th and 17th October Crochet: 6:30pm-8:30pm, £60, Every Wednesday […]

Aberdeenshire RFC Helps Tackle Poverty In Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire RFC Helps Tackle Poverty In Aberdeen

With thanks to Phil Moar, Account Manager, Citrus Mix. Players and members of Aberdeenshire RFC have come together to raise donations for local charity Instant Neighbour. The Woodside club has been collecting items throughout the last month and has managed to raise a grand total of 202kg of bric-a-brac and 17kg of food which will go towards supporting those in need in and around Aberdeen. Aberdeenshire RFC club president Alasdair Farquharson said: “I’d like to thank all those players, both past and present, and members of the club who have come together to generously support our efforts in helping Instant Neighbour. “To raise such a fantastic total really is testament to the efforts shown throughout the last month and it […]

Heather Day At Duthie Park - A Century On

Heather Day At Duthie Park – A Century On

With thanks to Dave Macdermid.

This month’s 5th Friends of Duthie Park Open Day is just six days short of being on the 100th anniversary of one of the largest events ever held in the park.

On the 22nd August 1915, during World War One, no fewer than 26,000 people, a significant proportion of the city’s population at the time, crammed into the park at sixpence a head for ‘Gala and Heather Day’, an event held to raise money for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Included in the attractions were a musical drill by a team of ladies, displays of physical drill by a squad from the Gordon Highlanders, exhibition dances and a motor cycle gymkhana.

Scottish Bed Making Championship Launches In Aberdeen

Scottish Bed Making Championship Launches In Aberdeen

With thanks to Ian McLaren, PR account manager, Innes Associates.

Hospital corners will be the order of the day when a new competition is held in Aberdeen next month. The city is to play host to the inaugural Scottish Bed Making Championship on Thursday, 06 August.

The brainchild of local children’s charity Cash for Kids, the event forms part of its fundraising efforts for this year’s Bed Appeal.

The appeal, which officially launched earlier this month, aims to provide underprivileged children in north-east Scotland with a bed of their own and local disabled youngsters with specialist beds.

Hell Yeah - Feast Your Eyes At Peacock

Hell Yeah – Feast Your Eyes At Peacock

Since last Saturday, June 6, Hell Yeah have taken over Peacock Visual Arts to draw a sugar loaded, popcorn poppin’, over indulgent large-scale illustration installation on the walls of our main gallery.

Hell Yeah actively encourage viewers to visit them in the gallery throughout the duration of the installation in order for you to engage with their creative process, with questions and interaction with artists welcomed.

Once the installation is complete the gallery will be closed throughout the day on Friday 26 June to prepare the space for the official Closing Party, which will feature previously unseen work
from the artists hung directly on top of the installation.