In this weeks issue

Transport Police Raise Mental Health Awareness
Key Milestone Looms For Proposed Kintore Station
Hanover Community Centre Seniors Fun Fitness
Countdown To GTM's 7th SpeedFest: Sun July 3
Cycling Challenge Tops £1 Million For Charity 
North East MPs And MSPs Discuss NHS Challenges
New Event Planned For City Centre’s Roof Garden
‘Project Wolf’ Helps Restore Highland Woodland
OK JK: Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech
Magnet Sets Up Shop On Historic City Street
Events and Information
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 […]

Charity Boss Shortlisted For Male Role Model Of The Year

Charity Boss Shortlisted For Male Role Model Of The Year

With thanks to Future Choices. Local Voluntary Charity Chairman, David Forbes, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award under the category of Male Role Model of the Year on behalf of local events company Wobia Entertainment House. The purpose of the awards ceremony is to recognise achievement from all sectors. Charity Boss David said: “I simply cannot believe it. Again I have been nominated and now shortlisted. Last year I was lucky enough to win and this year I have again been shortlisted. “I’m so honoured as I only set out to make the lives of disabled people better as much as I can”  David runs a local voluntary charity called Future Choices, the charity provides vital social inclusion and […]

Aker Solutions Staff Drum Up Funds For CLAN

Aker Solutions Staff Drum Up Funds For CLAN

With thanks to Phil Moar, Account Manager, Citrus:Mix.

Kind-hearted staff at a leading oil and gas services company have helped raise more than £36,000 for a north-east cancer support charity after undertaking a year of fundraising events.

Employees from Aker Solutions took part in a host of activities throughout 2015 in an effort to raise funds for CLAN Cancer Support after Aberdeen staff selected the charity as their nominated cause for the year.

The campaign saw a range of challenges completed alongside various fundraising initiatives.