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What’s on in Dyce?







Emergency Contacts


The Dyce Learning Partnership


Schools and Community


Children and Young Peoples Services


Dyce Youth work


Under 12s Activities at Dyce Community Centre


Under 5s


Lifelong Learning Adults


Adult Classes and Groups

12 - 13

Carnegie Hall


Church Groups


The Rowett Institute


Dyce Library


Asda Community Life


Dyce & Stoneywood Community Council


Your Elected Representatives


Introduction Welcome to the first ‘What’s on in Dyce?’ booklet which gives some handy contacts for classes and groups in Dyce. The booklet will be available in most public venues (e.g. Dyce Library, Schools, Dyce Community Centre, Carnegie Hall and Post Office) If you know of any classes or groups that could be included or have any ideas for what other information could be in future booklets please submit to

Emergency Contacts POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: 999 Local Police - non emergency: 101 Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech-impaired callers can access the service via TextRelay on 1 800 1 101 POLICE SCOTLAND WEBSITE FOR DYCE NHS 24 : 08454 242424 provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland.


The Dyce Learning Partnership The Dyce LP aims to improve learning provision within the school catchment area. The Dyce Learning Partnership is a network which is open to all key Learning Providers, for example: Libraries, schools, churches, NHS, Police, Aberdeen City/Shire Council, The Rowett Institute,community groups, volunteers, ASDA Community Life, Under 12s, Community Council. The current themes are; • Children and Youth Participation • Adult and Over 50s • Media and Promotions (newsletters, booklets, social networking) The Learning Partnership is: • Carrying out a survey to help identify the community’s learning needs • Developing plans to help involve young people in activities • Funding the Dyce Academy Eco Garden Project and the Over 50s EncourAGE Group which organises ‘Have A Go Week’ • Making new links with other Learning Providers

Dyce Learning Partnership meetings

For meeting dates and times contact: Hamish Cattanach (Capacity Building Officer, Bridge of Don and Dyce) tel: 07801792570 (Office hours) • email:


Schools & Community (Parent Councils can be contacted through the schools)

DYCE ACADEMY Lesley Adam - Head Teacher Riverview Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7NF tel: 01224 725118 • email: Parent Council Chair: Bill Harrison

DYCE PRIMARY SCHOOL & Dyce Nursery School Marion Kerr - Acting Head Teacher Gordon Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7BD tel: 01224 772220 • email: Parent Council Chair: Adele Ashton

CORDYCE SCHOOL Maureen Simmers - Head Teacher Riverview Drive, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7NF tel: 01224 724215 • email:

STONEYWOOD SCHOOL Sue Yorkston - Acting Head Teacher Stoneywood Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9HY tel: 01224 712720 • email:

Dyce and Stoneywood Community Association Phil D’Arcy - Management Committee Chair Gordon Terrace, Dyce Aberdeen, AB21 7BD tel: 01224 723344 • email:

Carnegie Hall George Penny - Dyce Development and Amenities Committee Skene Place, Dyce Aberdeen, AB21 7AY tel: 01224 723493


Children & Young People’s Services DYCE Youth Club

(under 14s) Colin Gibson tel: 01224 703959 / 07979521223


Active Schools

Jerry Morse tel: 01224 714727

53rd BOYS BRIGADE Albert Smith tel: 07801129492

Air Training Corps (102 Squadron)

ATC HQ Pitmedden Rd, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 ODP tel: 01224 724565 email:

Girl Guides

Ann Perrott (HQ) tel: 01224 638685 (answer machine) email: membersupport@

Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Basketball, Rugby, Football, Athletics Grant Wilson tel: 01224 710720 / 07920213598

Swimming Programme – Aquatics Aileen Dawson tel: 08456013611

Aberdeen City Music School Dyce Academy Sonia Scaife tel: 01224 774773


Dyce Primary School tel: 01224 772220

Dyce Out of School Club


Sarah Clark tel: 01224 814553

Julia Masson tel: 07738202882

Dyce Youth Outreach Bus

Junior Sunday Club

Gregor Howitt/Ian Ramsay tel: 01224 723504 web:


Dyce Boys Club

(Wednesdays 7-9pm) Graeme Chalmers tel: 01224 871213 / 723344

(3 - 8+) James Swanson tel: 01224 723931

Rock Solid – Scout Hut (Primary 7 and Secondary 1 - 3) Carol Howitt tel: 01224 722458

Aberdeen City Youth Council (S1- 25 years) Jamie McLennan tel: 01224 878 927 email: web:

GRADE – A (Get Real About Drugs Education in Aberdeen) email:

Funding: Youth Activities Small Grants Fund Rhona Whyte tel: 01224 498168 email:


Dyce Youth Work Wednesday nights 7 - 9pm (P7 & S1) Written By Sarah, age 11

(One of the first members of the club) The club started in January 2013 when 2 youth workers chatted with 3 of us P7 pupils who were out playing in the snow on school hill. My friends and I were interested in a youth club and enthusiastic about going to a youth club for the first time. The youth workers had rooms at the community centre we could use, and we promised to spread the word at school and would see them the following week. The club started the following week and gradually got busier and now there is a waiting list to join. The decisions are all taken by the group and the first thing we planned was a cinema night where we all chose a DVD to watch, and ate popcorn, we also decided to wear onesies that night. On following weeks we made up a set of official rules, did some parkour tricks on to giant beanbags, street dancing, and made Harlem shake and Gangnam style videos. We have all now started to pay ÂŁ1 each week which goes into a fund that we can use to do things, and we all want to go ice skating and maybe get an instructor to teach us. Our group have recently been asked by the council to create ideas and designs for how we would like to redecorate and change the 2 rooms we use, which we need to finish. We use 2 rooms at the community however some of the equipment is getting old and we would like to apply for funding to replace it. The youth workers have also helped educate us with displays and packs on piercings, tattoos, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.It is a great club, interesting, friendly, with a mix of activities and education, and the youth workers are amazing.


Under 12s Activities at Dyce Community Centre by Volunteer Sam Norrie We offer a variety of activities for Under 12s in a safe and friendly environment. With an array of age appropriate toys and a role play section, we offer stimulation and excitement for your child. There are activities that include Messy Play, crafts, and sociable activities and with sessions throughout the school term and school holidays, Dyce Community Centre Under 12s Activities has something for all to enjoy. These sessions are completely run and organised by our dedicated volunteers who are fully PVG checked, approachable and are on hand should you require any help or information. Under 5s sessions require parental/carer supervision whilst activities for P1 to P7 are supervised by volunteers so parents are not required to stay.


Dyce Under 5s Dyce Community Centre under 5s:

Messy Play, Crèche, Parent and Toddlers, & Under 1s, Kindergym Sam Norrie - Under 5s Committee Chair tel: 01224 723344 web:

Dyce Church Toddlers Natalie Angus tel: 01224 771295

Dyce Community Centre

Playgroup and 2s Group Mandy Burnett tel: 01224 723344 email:

Family Information Service (FIS) tel: 01224 814803 email:


Lifelong Learning - Adults Lifelong Learning provide access to a range of learning opportunities. The Team delivers services which include assistance with: • Reading • Writing and Numbers • Basic Computing • Basic English for Speakers of other languages • Healthy Eating • Cooking and Budgeting • Building Confidence and Self Esteem • Getting back into learning • Getting back into paid work or volunteering • Life skills and becoming involved as a parent. The service provides access to accredited qualifications . This currently includes the delivery of Core Skills, Employability and Volunteering Awards. Our adult learning programmes can be delivered in various settings across the city either in small groups or if you prefer on a one to one basis. For further information and to discuss your requirements please contact tel: 01224 277931 email:


Adults Classes & Groups Development of Older People’s Activities Marjory D’Arcy tel: 01224 722546

Dyce Community Centre Provision Whist, Bridge, Bowling, Potters, Needlecraft, District Oral History Group, Tea Dance, Youth Clubs, Badminton, Art Classes, Pilates, Basketball, Dance16+.Tap, Jazz/ Stretch & Tone, Aerobics, Ballet tel: 01224 723344

Keep Fit (Friskis and Svettis) Kathleen McKinnon tel: 01224 715304


Pauline McLeod tel: 01358 722648 / 07715357000

Dyce TFG Walking Group and Health Walks Marjory D’Arcy tel: 01224 722546


Fiona Haggart tel: 01224 704210

Aurora (Scottish Country Dancing) Anna Smail tel: 01224 723214

Gardening Club Kevin Mavor tel: 01224 722011

Oral History Group Meg Stratton tel: 01224 723344

Gentle Ceilidh Morag Gunn tel: 01224 722831


Coffee Morning


Dyce and District Friendship Club

Outdoor Bowling (summer season)



Womans Rural Institute

Art Class

Margaret Mack tel: 01224 724798

Pat Riley (President) tel: 01224 722498

Elaine Lind tel: 01224 725234

Elaine Lind tel: 01224 725234

Freda Barron tel: 01224 724743

Alistair Duncan tel: 01224 724827

Sheila Jones tel: 01224 323613

Jean Couper tel: 01224 486341

The Guild (Dyce branch) Margaret Whyte tel: 01224 723396


Carnegie Hall Skene Place, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7AY George Penny Chair of the Dyce Development and Amenities Committee tel: 01224 723493 Groups who meet at the hall include: • Bingo • Dance classes (Ballroom, Latin and American for adults and children) • Pilates • Children’s Dance Classes • Line Dancing • Muslim Prayers • Adult Dancing • Parties/Sales • Social Dancing • Jesus Church • Tai Chi • Yoga Halls and function rooms available for hire. For booking, information & forms contact Lesley: 01224 722481


Church Groups Dyce Church

Victoria Street, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DN tel: 01224 771295 • email: Junior Sunday Club, Rock Solid, Kidzone, Men of all Ages, Earth Keepers, Youth Outreach Bus

Bucksburn Stoneywood Church

19 Oldmeldrum Rd, Newmachar, Aberdeen AB21 9AD tel: 01224 712411 • email: Cloverfield Playgroup, Mother and Toddlers, Jazzercise , Friskis & Svettis

Jesus House Dyce

Pastor Niyi Adebayo Venue details: Carnegie Hall, Skene Place, Dyce, AB21 7AY tel: 01224 588884, 07776 441393 • email: AGLOW (AGLOW is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization) Our choir provides monthly musical support to this fellowship


Our Dyce Refreshing Hour is held every Thursday at the Dyce Community Centre from 6:30pm - 7:45pm and gives the church an opportunity to further integrate with members of the community.


The Rowett Institute The University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health joined the Dyce Learning Partnership in 2012. Based in Bucksburn, we are invested in our local community and the learning partnership offers a platform to engage with community members. The scientific research at the Rowett Institute aims to address some of the most compelling contemporary problems in nutrition. Our research contributes not only to new scientific knowledge, but also to new understanding to underpin Government policies and to inform innovation for industry leading to increased economic growth.

Events in the Community We are keen to engage people with our science and work with a wide range of different audiences. In the community, we deliver outreach to schools as well as events at public festivals. Events are guaranteed to have a foody flavour and be lots of fun! For more details on our upcoming events please contact: Laura Young (Knowledge Exchange Assistant) email: Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health Greenburn Road Aberdeen, AB21 9SB


Dyce Library Riverview Drive, Dyce tel: 01224 723015 email: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Opening Hours: Mon 10am - 7pm Tues & Fri 10am - 5pm Weds 1pm - 7pm Thurs 1pm - 5pm Sat 10am - 1pm

Car park/Disabled Access Books - including Large Print and Audio Books DVDs Music CDs Language courses Community information Area Electoral Register Free computer, internet and WiFi access Photocopying facilities Free access to online resources including: eBooks, eMagazines, newspapers, family history, reference and language learning Bookbug Sessions: for babies, toddlers and their families Dyce Book Group: 5.45 pm on the last Wednesday of every month


Asda Community Life We at Asda Dyce are keen to play an active role in the life of our local community. From raising money for local charities to volunteering. Our colleagues take their responsibilities towards our local community very seriously. They will arrange events in store and inspire colleagues and customers to get involved in local community work. Community Life Champion: Margaret Mcintosh tel: 01224 724134 (Ext 222) email:


Dyce and Stoneywood Community Council Meets every 6 weeks 7 - 9pm at Dyce Community Centre (term time) Community Councils were introduced in 1975 (under the Local Government Scotland Act 1973) to gather public opinion and pass these opinions on to local authorities and other public sector bodies. The term of office for Community Councils is 3 years, with the next elections due to take place in October 2015. The purpose of Community Councils is to give local people a say in matters such as; Planning Applications, Transport, Leisure and Recreation Provision, Roads and Street Lighting, Local Amenities/Community Halls, Educational Provision, Local and Structure Plans Local Traditions and Community Identity. If you are resident in Dyce and interested in finding out more contact: Mr Harrison Secretary of Dyce and Stoneywood Community Council tel: 01224 729613 • email: Online Community Council information; councils/elr_dyce_stoneywood.asp


Your Elected Representatives Local Councillors for Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone: Barney Crockett (Labour): Graeme Lawrence (Labour): Neil Macgregor (Scottish Nationalist): Gill Samarai (Scottish Nationalist):

MSPs for North East Scotland: Constituency: Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside):

Regional: Richard Baker: Lewis Macdonald: Alison McInnes: Nanette Milne: Christian Allard: Jenny Marra: Alex Johnstone:

MPs: Sir Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):

Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament Aberdeen Donside Jamie Ross MSYP: Braden Davy MSYP:


What's on in Dyce  

A Dyce Learning Partnership publication for the local community in Dyce and Stoneywood , Aberdeen. This is a basic contact booklet for group...