In this weeks issue

Sarah Malone: Are You A Liar, Or Are You Ignorant?
CLAN Cancer Support Raises Awareness Of Myeloma
Walker Road Gets Ready To Bounce At Bon Accord
City Magician Conjures Up Two Trophies in Competition
Pay Day For North-East Charities
In memory Of Jo Cox MP By Dame Anne Begg
Footloose - The Musical At HMT: Duncan Harley Reviews
Old Susannah – USA ‘Freedom’ Special
"Universal Idiot"
Named Person: Parents Are The Experts
Events and Information
AllFord At Alford: Popular Event Returns This August.

AllFord At Alford: Popular Event Returns This August.

With thanks to Martyn Smith, Marketing & Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum. Now in its third year, the popular AllFord at Alford event returns to the Grampian Transport Museum on Sunday 21st August. An established annual fixture, AllFord celebrates all things ‘Fordie’ from 1908 to the present day and in 2015 over 200 such examples descended on the North East village. One of the largest gatherings of Fords in Scotland, this year’s event will pay tribute to a number of key milestones. The Ka, Ford’s hatchback city car, was first introduced in 1996 and this year celebrates its 20th birthday. The Fiesta, now into its seventh generation and having sold over 16 million examples, celebrates its 40th birthday – a […]

AAM Helps Wounded Veterans Become High Fliers

AAM Helps Wounded Veterans Become High Fliers

Wounded veterans whose injuries have ended their military careers are rebuilding their lives by training for rewarding and sustainable employment in civil aviation with a charity that has landed £18,000 from Aberdeen Asset Management’s Charitable Foundation. With thanks to Esther Green, Senior Account Executive, Tricker PR. Ex-service personnel overcome amputation, serious burns, multiple fractures and gunshot injuries to be chosen for rigorous flight training, gruelling academic exams, underwater escape training and regular tests as students with Wings for Warriors. Aberdeen’s funding package will support one ex-veteran through 18 months’ full training to become a commercial helicopter pilot, leading to opportunities with the air ambulance, coastguard, offshore operators and others. It helps students like Marc Goddard (28) who was serving with the Royal Marines […]

Whistle Blowing At Aberdeen City Council

Whistle Blowing At Aberdeen City Council

By Scott Shaw. I was the longstanding Insurance Officer at Aberdeen City Council and had held that position for nearly 17 years. My main duties were the running of a small insurance section which handled all the councils insurance claims such as pavement slips/trips, road pothole claims, council motor fleet accident claims, fire and employers liability claims etc. Part of my duties also involved liaising with council insurers over insurance issues/covers which also involved insurance tender work at 5 yearly intervals. I am a fully qualified associate of the Institute of Risk management. During March 2012 I had very good reason for believing that wrongful activity was occurring on a key insurance policy used to insure the high value art […]

Lemon Tree Date For Award Winning 'RURA'

Lemon Tree Date For Award Winning ‘RURA’

With thanks to Bob Buchan. Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA will appear at The Lemon Tree on Monday 16th May. With their second album, Despite the Dark, accompanied by extensive UK and international touring, RURA have well and truly reinforced their reputation as one of Scotland’s most powerful folk-based bands. Their exquisitely rugged, yet refined, blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has proven a resounding hit across the board. The five-piece’s fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow’s world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack […]

The Brutalist Playground - Peacock Visual Arts

The Brutalist Playground – Peacock Visual Arts

With thanks to John Morrison.

Peacock Visual Arts is delighted to host The Brutalist Playground by recent Turner Prize winners Assemble, and artist Simon Terrill, exploring post-war design for play, as part of Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival.

Brutalism was an architectural movement of the 1950s-70s, which aligned with a new socialist agenda.

Buildings were fortress-like in form, often of grand monolithic scale and designed to bring function to the flow of people populating them.

"BIG" Fundraising For Africa

“BIG” Fundraising For Africa

With thanks to Kieran Booth. In October last year Barthol Chapel resident Kieran Booth (pictured), was selected by the charity, First Aid Africa, to join their 2016 international expedition team of volunteers. From June 1st, the third-year Robert Gordon University student will be travelling to Kenya to teach life-saving First Aid to schools and communities in remote Sub-Saharan Africa. First Aid Africa works to provide and encourage access to sustainable First Aid equipment and education, delivering emergency healthcare solutions to benefit the public. Each year, the charity sends teams of volunteers to rural areas of Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania to train communities in First Aid skills which they would otherwise not receive. It is a little known fact that injuries kill more people each year […]