In this weeks issue

Stonewalling Aberdeen Style Part I
City Gifts AJL Free Rent  Worth £1.7m
A Reflection On Racism
Covid And The Classroom.
Sustrans Scraps £100k Art Commission
A Right Decking
Local Teenagers Step Up In Aid Of Disabled Adults
City Keep Schools Covid-19 Risk Assessments Secret
The World Makers –  Duncan Harley Reviews.
BrewDog vs Lockdown: How Shire Brewer Rose To The Challenge
Events and Information
'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 […]

Get In The Swing For CLAN Golf Day

Get In The Swing For CLAN Golf Day

With thanks to Ross Anderson, Senior Account Manager, Citrus:Mix North-east golfers have been urged to sign up for a fundraising event at one of the area’s most renowned courses for a leading cancer support charity. CLAN Cancer Support will host its annual golf day at Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Club in Oldmeldrum on Thursday, September 28. The popular event, which is sponsored by CNR International (UK) Ltd, will run from 11.30am to 8pm where 18 teams of four will compete for the winner’s trophy. Guests will have complimentary access to the club’s driving range facilities from 10am and receive a light lunch in the hotel before the shotgun start tournament begins. There will also be half way house refreshments followed […]