In this weeks issue

Aberdeen Performing Arts To ‘Rise Up’ With True North 2021
Teenage Fanclub Set To Rock Beach Ballroom
Viral Sensations, Showhawk Duo, Announce City Date
Aberdeen Council: 1500 Valuable Items 'Missing'
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
Events and Information
Aberdeen Performing Arts To ‘Rise Up’ With True North 2021

Aberdeen Performing Arts To ‘Rise Up’ With True North 2021

By Craig Chisholm.

Aberdeen Performing Arts’ award-winning music festival, True North will return from 23-26 September for a weekend of live music and free events, boasting an inspirational and vibrant line up of shows and Fringe events at venues across the city.

True North will be based around the theme of Rise Up, celebrating freedom of expression, diversity and community as we prepare to re-open and welcome back audiences to the Music Hall, Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre for the first time since March 2020.

Teenage Fanclub Set To Rock Beach Ballroom

Teenage Fanclub Set To Rock Beach Ballroom

By Craig Chisholm. After a COVID induced hiatus, live music is finally making a return to the Granite City and one of the first major events to happen will be a gig by veteran Scottish indie legends Teenage Fanclub at the city’s iconic Beach Ballroom. Touring in support of recent acclaimed album ‘Endless Arcade’ – their 12th studio album – the iconic band will undertake an extensive UK & Irish tour that includes dates in Edinburgh, a sold-out Glasgow Barrowlands and, of course, Aberdeen. The band are no strangers to Aberdeen having played some of the city’s most famous venues including the Lemon Tree, Moshulu, Music Hall & AECC. They actually played the Beach Ballroom in one of their earliest […]

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 […]