In this weeks issue

The Challenges Of Diversification - Part 3
Former Oil Worker Makes The Cut In New Role
Podium Placings For North-East Wrestlers
CLAN Introduces Range Of New Groups
Local Contractors Awarded £1.4 Million Contract
Harbour Expansion: Is The Business Case Really Sound?
Iron Maiden @ AECC - Dod Morrison Reviews
Wonderland At HMT - Duncan Harley Reviews
ASV Events To Add £2million To City Economy
Countdown Underway To Tough New Privacy Legislation
Events and Information
Future Choices Launches New Fundraiser

Future Choices Launches New Fundraiser

With thanks to Future Choices. Future Choices, which is a local, voluntary charity based at Inchgarth Community Centre, Garthdee, supporting adults with a physical disability to gain social inclusion, has launched a new fundraiser, where everyone can get involved, to support such a vital cause. David Forbes, Chair of the charity explained: “One of the main jobs running a charity, is raising much needed funds to keep funding what we do within the local community” Future Choices is in it’s 9th year now and is growing from strength to strength by continuing to reach out to more people within the community. David added, “I would encourage as many people to get involved, the first prize we have up for grabs […]

Aboyne Games Asks Public To Share Memories

Aboyne Games Asks Public To Share Memories

With thanks to Ian McLaren, PR account manager, Innes Associates. One of Aberdeenshire’s leading traditional events is seeking the public’s input as it prepares to shine a spotlight on a century and a half of its history. The organisers of Aboyne Highland Games are calling on the public to share their memories and photographs of the iconic Royal Deeside event as it prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary later this year. All of the contributions will be included in a special commemorative memory book that will be on display at this summer’s event. For visitors who wish to share their games memories on the day itself, boards will be set up to allow written reminiscences. An extensive written and pictorial […]

Preview – Enjoy Music Festival, Hazlehead Park, 3rd June

Preview – Enjoy Music Festival, Hazlehead Park, 3rd June

Local Music Festival Returns – Promising to be Even Bigger and Better than Last Year! By Craig Chisholm.

Last year’s Enjoy Music Festival had it all – a great line up, a sunny day and a crowd that loved every second of the day.

With top acts such as Example & DJ Wire, Green Velvet, Former Seahorses singer Chris Helme and Dusky joining up and coming local acts such as Emerald Sunday, Ransom FA, Colin Clyne and even an appearance from the Portlethen Pipe Band it proved to be a roaring success with everyone that attended.

This year’s line is even better with headline performances from Scottish indie legends Primal Scream, a DJ set from Chase & Status, the iconic DJ John Digweed, local stars The Little Kicks, rappers Shy and DRS and premier Stone Roses tribute band The Complete Stone Roses.

Musical Tribute Planned For Brave Sam

Musical Tribute Planned For Brave Sam

With thanks to Matthew Duncan.

A musical extravaganza is set to take place to pay tribute to a brave North-east youngster.

Sam Dorrance of Stonehaven had just started Dunnottar Primary School in August 2015 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Sam battled bravely for 11 months but sadly passed away last July.

CLAN Urges Runners To Race On Their Behalf

CLAN Urges Runners To Race On Their Behalf

With thanks to Jessica Murphy, Senior Account Executive, Citrus:Mix. A north-east cancer support charity is appealing to runners to consider tackling some of the region’s most popular runs on its behalf. CLAN Cancer Support has spaces available for this year’s Baker Hughes 10K, which will take place on Sunday May 14. The charity is also signing up participants for Run Balmoral on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 and the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday August 27. Last year, runners came to the fore to raise money for CLAN and the charity is looking forward to being well represented at events throughout 2017. Alastair Brookes, CLAN’s Head of Fundraising, said: “These races are among the most popular in […]

City Pub Regulars Raise Thousands For Children’s Charity

City Pub Regulars Raise Thousands For Children’s Charity

Regulars at a popular Aberdeen bar have answered a call to raise thousands of pounds for a local children’s charity. With thanks to Ian McLaren, PR account manager, Innes Associates. During 2016, customers of McNasty’s on Summer Street dug deep to raise over £5,000 for north-east charity Cash for Kids. The bar’s owners, Stephen and Linda Taylor, were keen to once again support the charity which works to improve the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. This contribution follows £4,000 handed over to the charity last year as a result of fundraising during 2015. Central to McNasty’s annual fundraising initiative is a fortnightly quiz that attracts around 15 teams. The quizzes are set by […]