In this weeks issue

Long Shadows - Mike Shepherd Reviews
Marischal Square Sweeteners: Taxpayers Give Generously
Marc Ellington 1945 - 2021
Sh*thole Countryclub:  Trump's Pit Of Decaying Wildlife
Back To Business For Convicted Sex Offender, Donnelly
Trump Menie:  Wildlife Shot, Carcasses Dumped In Hole
Taxi Driver Grants:  ACC’s Unreasonable Demands
Friends Of St. Fittick's: Campaign And Competition
Online Child Grooming:  A Parent Speaks Out
ACC's Handling of Taxi Driver Grants To Be Investigated
Events and Information
Young Volunteer Fundraises Without Asking For Cash

Young Volunteer Fundraises Without Asking For Cash

With thanks to David Forbes.

Saltire Awards Achiever Volunteer, Lucas Mackenzie, 13, from Tillydrone, Aberdeen is fundraising for Local voluntary led charity Future Choices, but isn’t asking for your donations directly.

He’s launched an online shopping fundraising effort which enables members of the public to help Future Choices’ users by simply shopping as they normally would after registering with shopping websites Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile. 

'Darkside Of The Deen' - New Podcast Launched.

‘Darkside Of The Deen’ – New Podcast Launched.

With thanks to Alec Westwood.

A new series exploring true stories from Aberdeen’s mysterious and murky past has been launched.

Delivered as a podcast, ‘Darkside Of The Deen’ is presented by Aberdonian actor Alec Westwood.

Following on from playing Sgt Howie in the audio drama sequel to The Wickerman, Alec set up a home studio and began working remotely with writers and producers Richard Skinner (Turriff) and Cliff Hughes (Peterhead).

Known for his role Folly the Jester in cult childrens’ TV show Knightmare, Davy Reins in the BBC’s Roughnecks and portraying Robert Louis Stevenson on Radio 4’s Great Lives,  Alec also enlisted help from a number of fellow local actors and musician/Inverurie Postmaster, Rory Will to bring dark stories from Aberdeen’s past to life.

Rod Stewart @ AECC 16.07.19 - Craig Chisholm Reviews

Rod Stewart @ AECC 16.07.19 – Craig Chisholm Reviews

Review and photos by Craig Chisholm. It’s the end of an era at the AECC as tonight’s gig marks the conclusion of the venue’s live music history before attention turns to the new P&J Live as the new home of large scale arena rock in Aberdeen.Throughout the venue’s history, it has seen some genuine rock and pop legends tread the boards in the main arena. From its debut as a live venue in 1990 – when Scottish pop stars Wet Wet Wet provided the first live entertainment – household names, legends of rock, country stars, hip hop titans, heavy metal heroes and genuine music royalty have tread the boards. Acts as diverse and eclectic as Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Iron […]

Doorways In Drumorty - Duncan Harley Reviews

Doorways In Drumorty – Duncan Harley Reviews

Duncan Harley reviews Doorways in Drumorty @ Aberdeen Arts Centre Doorways in Drumorty is loosely based on the writings of a Strichen lass by the name of Lorna Moon who made it big in Hollywood. Alongside her one published novel Dark Star, Lorna – born Helen Nora Wilson Low – escaped her native Buchan age 24 in around 1910. Broken relationships and abandoned offspring followed before the talented, and by now re-badged, Lorna Moon took up with the son of Hollywood mogul Cecil B. DeMille and forged a successful career as a scriptwriter. Her short stories, first published in Century Magazine, feature a clutch of thinly disguised Buchan folk and pull few punches. Titles such as ‘The Sinning of Jessie […]

NE Magicians Conjure Up Night of Family Fun

NE Magicians Conjure Up Night of Family Fun

With thanks to Aberdeen Magical Society Media Team.

The north east’s top magicians have banded together for a one-off night of unforgettable wizardry in aid of an Aberdeenshire primary school. Members of Aberdeen Magical Society will appear at Portlethen Academy Theatre on 14 September in Northern Sleights, a fundraising show packed full of magic, mind reading, escapology and illusion, in support of Fishermoss School.

Aberdeen Magical Society president Garry Seagraves will lead a cast of seven of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s best-known conjurors, who will present an evening of family-friendly magical entertainment like no other.

Local Bike Ride Offers Doggy Daycare Service

Local Bike Ride Offers Doggy Daycare Service

With thanks to Yvette Rayner, PR Account Manager, Frasermedia. A North-east bike ride is to cater to those of the four-legged variety, with the launch of a new ‘doggy daycare’ service. Furry visitors to this year’s Chapelton Bike Ride, which takes place on Sunday, September 3, will have access to a ‘doggy pit stop’, thanks to a local dog walker. Chapelton resident, Jenna Smith, who runs Long Dog Walkies, will be providing complimentary treats, toys and water to weary pooches on the day of the bike ride. She will also be running a raffle, giving one lucky dog owner the chance to win a hamper of doggy treats. Owners can choose to stay with their pets, or leave them with Jenna for […]