In this weeks issue

Old Susannah No. 148 - Life Expectancy
Limericks an Gibberish [Pairt 2]
‘Magnificent’ Dardanelles Fly In From Newfoundland
Smithy’s Scribblins No. 14 - Aboot Wildlife Crime
Manchester Baggy Legends Reunite At Drummonds
Easter Fun At Grampian Transport Museum
Welcome For Plans To Revitalise Historic Town House
5,000-mile Cycle For Trees For Life’s 25th anniversary
Whisky Kisses – A Musical Glenigma Which Has Matured Nicely
Dickens: Prestigious International Conference Coming To Aberdeen
Events and Information
Whisky Kisses – A Musical Glenigma Which Has Matured Nicely

Whisky Kisses – A Musical Glenigma Which Has Matured Nicely

Whisky Kisses – A musical Glenigma which has matured nicely. Reviewed by Duncan Harley. When the Scottish musical comedy Whisky Kisses came to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree in 2010 it shone out as a production full of humour, energy and in the end some romance. Described as a musical Glenigma and a battle for the bottle it came across to the Aberdonian audiences as a thoroughly enjoyable and truly Scottish musical starring amongst others Masashi Fujimoto of Mr Banzai fame. The creators – Euan Martin, Dave Smith and Edinburgh based composer James Bryce all have a strong artistic connection with the Granite City and many Aberdonians were hard pressed to find a ticket for the first run. Now chosen by those who [...]

Emergency Services Head For Alford

Emergency Services Head For Alford

Easter Holiday Treats Continue at Grampian Transport Museum. With thanks to Martyn Smith. The Grampian Transport Museum will be welcoming members of the Emergency Services to the museum this Friday for a special ‘Emergency Vehicles Rides’ session. Taking place on the dedicated road circuit, visitors will be able to enjoy a ride in one of a selection of vehicles, including the museum’s very own 1957 Dennis Fire Engine, Mountain Rescue Land Rover. There will be representatives of Police Scotland and an Aberdeen Airport Fire Command and Control Appliance in attendance. This unique event, which is timed to coincide with the school Easter Holidays, is an ‘added value’ extra which is available to all museum visitors. Rides will take place from [...]

Summer Fitness Drive for Female Football Fans

Summer Fitness Drive for Female Football Fans

With thanks to Dave Macdermid. Following the very successful ‘Football Fans In Training’ initiative, Aberdeen Football Club, in partnership with the SPFL Trust, has announced that it’s running a similar programme for female supporters. The 12-week physical activity and healthy eating course, commencing on Monday 21st April, is designed to help women become fitter and lose weight, and to maintain these changes on a long term basis. Each week will involve a level of physical training at Pittodrie. A classroom session will advise fans on how to eat more healthily, and introduce easy steps that can be taken to become fitter. The sessions will be delivered by AFC’s Claire Garrett and Emma Fisher. Claire commented: “We are really pleased to offer [...]

Aberdeen Festival Of Politics: Ongoing Until 31.03.14

Aberdeen Festival Of Politics: Ongoing Until 31.03.14

A brand new grassroots political festival was launched in Aberdeen on Monday (March 24th) bringing together a week-long series of events looking to explore Scotland’s future. With thanks to Renee Slater

Organised by local residents, Aberdeen’s Festival of Politics includes everything from film to music and comedy, while the main focus events will be several key debates on both the economic future of Scotland and the independence debate itself, labelled The big Debate, which will serve as a central theme for the week-long programme of events.

Featuring non-party-political panellists from a wide range of backgrounds, The Big Debate will be chaired by Professor Michael Keating of the University of Aberdeen and takes place at The Blue Lamp, from 3pm on Sunday 30th March.

The Positive Case For YES - Fri March 28th

The Positive Case For YES – Fri March 28th

With thanks to Dave Watt. With the Scottish Independence Referendum just 6 months away the positive case for a YES vote in September comes to Aberdeen on Friday 28th of March, with the visit of 4 major YES figures. Author Alan Bissett of the National Collective is joined by Scottish Greens leader Patrick Harvie MSP, Alan Grogan, head of of Labour for Independence and Natalie McGarry of Women For Independence as they tell us why they believe we need a Yes vote. Each of these acclaimed speakers will give a brief description of their vision for an independent Scotland and why they’re voting Yes before the audience is given the unique opportunity to put their questions to some of the [...]

GLASSHOUSE Contemporary Fair

GLASSHOUSE Contemporary Fair

The best of Aberdeenshire’s creative industries will be put on display in a contemporary art, craft and design fair in Westhill. With thanks to Margaretha Simpson. Artists and designers from Aberdeenshire and across Scotland will be showcasing their top-quality enterprises at the GLASSHOUSE event on March 22 and 23. People across the north-east are being invited to embark on a creative journey to discover the wide range of top-quality creative products being made in Aberdeenshire and in Scotland. A greenhouse in the heart of Westhill’s thriving subsea sector is the unconventional backdrop for the GLASSHOUSE event, commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council’s creative placemaking programme Be Part of the Picture, in collaboration with local arts agency SMART Consultants. The journey begins with the [...]