In this weeks issue

Citizens Advice Bureau Celebrates 75 Years In Aberdeen
Haar! Haar! Haar!
Tullos Hill: Deer Poaching
Old Susannah No.158: The Blameless And The Shameless
Marischal Square - Provost Skene - Decision Time
Trapped Deer: City 'Doesn't Want This Getting Out'
Fast Car Rides at Grampian Transport Museum
The Role Of Art And Culture In The Independence Debate
The Hot Seats Return To Scotland
Duthie Park Hosts La Boheme
Events and Information
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.

Forget ‘The Island’ - Become A Wild Woman!

Forget ‘The Island’ – Become A Wild Woman!

With thanks to Jennifer Kelly. As a response to the gripping TV show ‘The Island’, Wild things! has launched a Wild Woman weekend, giving women across the nation a chance to embrace their inner ‘Bear Gals’. With no experience required, the weekend promises to inspire, educate and fulfill even the most unlikely Wild candidates. Based on the Moray Coast, the environmental education charity is encouraging women to swap their hectic lives for a two-day wilderness escape on August 2nd and 3rd 2014. Arriving in true castaway fashion, the weekend will begin by boat to a remote location. From there, the intrepid explorers will learn traditional living skills such as how to identify wild edible and medicinal plants, cooking over an open fire, [...]

‘Big Stuff Rides’ At GTM Thursday 10th July 2pm – 4pm

‘Big Stuff Rides’ At GTM Thursday 10th July 2pm – 4pm

The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford is preparing to host its first Rides session of the School summer holidays when representatives from the world of commercial vehicles take to the circuit on Thursday 10th July.

‘Big Stuff Rides’ will give museum visitors the chance to jump in the passenger seats of some interesting and unusual commercial vehicles – including vintage buses from the Aberdeen & District Transport Preservation Trust, recovery vehicles from S.S Walker in Aberdeen and a 1975 Commer Fire Engine which is privately owned by an enthusiast from Aultmore, near Keith.

Help for Heroes Go Wild with ‘Wild things!’

Help for Heroes Go Wild with ‘Wild things!’

With thanks to Jennifer Kelly. This July, Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House in Wiltshire, will welcome environmental education charity Wild things! as they run a nationally accredited training programme for wounded, injured and sick serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces. The course was developed by Wild things! founder and executive director, Jennie Martin in consultation with staff from the University of the Highlands and Islands, and the John Muir Awards scheme. The Woodland Activity Leader Training programme is a nationally accredited qualification that gives participants the confidence, skills and qualifications to teach environmental education and Bushcraft skills to others. It is also a wonderful opportunity to learn outdoors in a natural environment for the wounded, injured [...]

You Broke More Than Just Your Mother’s Heart

You Broke More Than Just Your Mother’s Heart

Jasmine Minks release a new single in tribute to a lost friend and colleague, and stalwart of Aberdeen’s early indie/punk scene. Background Positivity is required. It’s 2014 and the World Cup. France are flying, England are…. well, doing what England tend to do in World Cup finals… keep everyone on tenterhook’s as to how it will go. Scotland didn’t make it but we did beat the 2006 runners-up France on their own turf which felt as good as winning the world cup and the Jasmine Minks were there to witness it. It was to be the last real get together for us with our friend and roadie Mark (aka SCARS). He died not too long after. This song is a [...]