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Kingswells

Community News Issue 1 June-July 2013

West End - Deeside - Kingswells

Charity Golf Tournament & Gala Dinner

Kippie Lodge

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Pro-Cel-Am Saturday 10th August 2013 A great days golf at Peterculter Golf Club & a fantastic night out in a marquee in the grounds of Kippie Lodge. All proceeds going to Archie, Clan, Sparks. Contact Catriona Allan (01224) 734747 c.allan@kippielodge.co.uk

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Charity Pro-Cel-Am Kippie Lodge's main charitable event is the Pro-Cel-Am which raises thousands of pounds for local charities every year. This unique golfing event mixes celebrities, professional and amateur golfers alike and even the spectators are kept entertained. The Golf Tournament at Peterculter Golf Course, which consists of your team of three golfers and a professional, is followed by a Gala Dinner in a marquee set in the grounds of Kippie Lodge. An arrival drink, three course meal, auction and live entertainment - a guaranteed fantastic night out.

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There are 2 options available: Golf and Gala Dinner Team Reservation: ÂŁ1,295 plus vat 1 team of 3 golfer (4th is golf pro) This option includes a table of 10 at the Gala dinner

Dinner only: Table of 10 ÂŁ795 plus vat Meet the stars, support the charities and have a memorable night out!

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Hello Kingswells,

Old Village Hall

A very warm welcome to your new regular community magazine. My name is Sue Simpson and I am an independent publisher of community magazines. I established my first magazine in 2005 and Kingswells is now my third magazine. I also do the layouts for the MBC News and once a year help publish Pushing Out the Boat a book of new writings prose, poetry and art. I love what I do and look forward to learning more about Kingswells and its community in future issues. The Community Council have been very encouraging and I hope they will not be disappointed with this the first issue. I am passionate about helping local businesses get recognised by local people. Helping new businesses get established with their marketing and Kingswells Community News really has a size of advert to fit all budgets. All contributions will be most welcome even if it is every other issue; do let us know what your group is up too? There is some complimentary editorial space but it’s limited so book in fast. List your classes? Do you attend a class of any sort - then list it for free on our classes’ pages. I do hope you will enjoy this first issue and please don’t be shy about letting us know what you think - good or bad - we’ll even print some. If you are a keen photographer then submit a photo which might end up on the cover. Thank you to my friend Laura Yerbury for helping me out getting some shots of Kingswells for our first issue. We had a fun morning trying to avoid the rain showers. Parking around Kingswells really isn’t photography friendly! I would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit articles to the first issue; I know that the deadline isn’t going to be good for everybody all of the time, but hopefully we’ll always get a rich mix of contributions. So go and refill your cuppa and enjoy this issue of the KCN. Until next time…

Sue

Aberdeen City Council is due to receive approximately £17,000 in planning gain from the Barratt housing development adjacent to Fairley Road and Old Skene Road towards community facilities. The purpose of these funds are to improve facilities which could be affected by this development. The suggestion from Kingswells Community Council, following previous community engagement events, is that these funds are used to make improvements to the Old Village Hall, on Old Skene Road, which is located adjacent to the development. Before making a final decision on this, Aberdeen City Council would like to hear any views or other suggestions from Kingswells residents. Please email these to: pfalconer@aberdeencity.gov.uk by midday on Friday 21 June 2013.

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The North East Open Studios (NEOS) NEOS is an award winning collective of artists, makers and galleries based in the North East of Scotland, formed in 2003 to help the public access the wealth of creative talent throughout the area, winning the Northern Lights Tourism Award 2007 for best Aberdeenshire Tourism Initiative. The open studios is run on voluntary grounds as a community organisation and serves to engage wider audiences in all aspects of art; to grow small-scale art and craft business in the north east of Scotland and to provide a cohesive network of professional artists and makers. If you are an artist, maker or gallery owner and would like further information about NEOS, please take a look at our website www.northeastopenstudis.co.uk or sign up to our mailing list to ensure you don’t miss a thing. The NEOS dates for this year is the 7th - 29th of September. It’ll be broken down into 3 weeks of; North - 7th - 15th Central - 14th - 22nd and South and City - 21st - 29th. The weekends all overlap so there’s even more time for visitors to see everything.

Hello, firstly let me introduce myself, I’m Jackie Craig and Inspector of the Bucksburn Community Policing Team which covers the area of Kingwells. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to write this report and to interact with you in the community. The Kingswells Community continues to be a relatively crime free area and a safe place to live, work and play. That said, the area has been targeted sporadically over a number of months in respect of thefts from insecure properties and the Police Service of Scotland has released many articles giving home security advice. By the time you read this article, I very much hope we are all enjoying the warmer weather. This weather brings with it similar challenges which you can help us with. Please, remember when you are enjoying your garden and out of sight, not to leave your home, shed or garage vulnerable by being leaving doors lying open. If you have kids playing with bikes or other valuables, ensure you secure them down at the end of the day. The opportunist thief is always a risk, so try not to be complacent.

Over 50’s Land Based Activities on your doorstep!!! Trail Cycling 18 July 2013 - 0930 - 1630hrs City Resident £15.00 Non Resident: £40.00 Explore local forests and glens by bicycle. This session is aimed at people wishing to gain more confidence and skills biking on low level ‘easy’ forest trails. Gorge-Walking 25 July 2013 - 0930-1600hrs City Resident £15.00 Non Resident £58.00 Gear up with wet suits, helmets and buoyancy aids to explore the fantastic Lui River gorge (nr Braemar). This activity involves walking and scrambling beside the gorge as well as swiming and wading in it. River Kayaking for Beginners 31 July 2014 - 0930 - 1630 hrs City Resident: £15.00 Non Resident: £50.00 Explore the River Dee in a comfortable 1 person kayak. Staff will coach you in basic handling skills to get you moving confidently as you descend the river into Aberdeen

On another note, concern has been raised about some drivers ignoring the no-entry signs at the shopping centre, and about the manner of some parking in and around the immediate area of the school. Pedestrian and road safety is one of our priorities and I’d appreciate you working with us to make these areas safer. I will be working with my team to ensure we are keeping people safe. If you see us out and about, don’t be shy, stop and let us know your concerns. We are always keen to hear from our communities, as if we don’t know, we can’t help. To call us, we have a new non-emergency number ‘101’ or in an emergency ‘999’. Until next time, take care and keep yourself safe! Jackie Craig

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This is just a sample of what’s on! Contact: Adventure Aberdeen Tel: 270990 www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/adventureaberdeen

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We are very grateful and delighted that Kingswells has a community newsletter once again. We wish Sue every success with this new publication – it is in very experienced, accomplished hands! We would encourage local businesses to actively support the publication and all local groups, clubs, school, church and classes to contribute articles – it is such a great opportunity to share the many good things happening in Kingswells!

Planning KCC responded to the following planning applications and await ACC’s decision. •

Planning Application 130288 (West Huxterstone) Proposed Construction of 10 Detached Units, 28 Semi-Detached Units and 11 Terrace Houses with associated access roads, drainage and SUDS basin.

• Planning Application 130400 (Ardene House Veterinary Hospital A944) - Erection of Class 4 three-storey office development measuring 7,129 sq m (excluding basement), 425 car parking spaces, associated infrastructure, access, landscaping and ancillary works. • Planning Application 130510 - Installation of domestic wind turbine in the field adjacent to/ behind Gillahill Croft. All KCC’s responses can be found on - www.kwells.org

Thanks go to Prime 4 who has offered to sponsor all the hanging baskets for the village centre this year. Hopefully, we will see warm sun this summer and Kingswells village centre will be a flowering, colourful sight to cheer us all up after that very long winter!

Christmas Tree It may only be summer but ... could we have some new volunteers to help erect the community Christmas tree at the village centre this year? Some of the team are now in their 70’s and 80’s and some younger assistance would be very much appreciated. As “many hands make light work” – please contact Stan on Tel. 744632 or stanmcewan@sky.com

Annual General Meeting Kingswells Community Council will be holding our AGM on the 8th July. We always warmly welcome members of the public to any of our meetings (held every 2nd Monday of every month at 8:00 pm in Kingswells Community Centre coffee shop) Please come along and meet us!

Laura Walker Fitness for Health Classes Monday Pilates 10:00am - £7 Mannofield Church Zumba 11:00am—£4.20

Tuesday

Fitness Yoga 12:30pm £7 Woodbank

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Seated Exercise 12:00pm £4 Mannofield Church

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Exercise Class 10:00am £4 WRI Hall Cults

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Pilates 10:00am £5 Inchgarth CC

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A Good Read

By Kath Bennett

Glass Geishas – Susanna Quinn Susanna Quinn’s debut novel, Glass Geishas, is a thriller set in modern day Tokyo – specifically in the notorious Roppongi district, where everything has a price. As the novel opens, Steph, the principal character, is just arriving in Japan with the specific aim of making as much money as possible as quickly as possible. However, her friend Annabel seems to have vanished – and her other friend Julia does not seem to recognise her, let alone welcome her. Something is clearly wrong. Having found Annabel’s abandoned diary, Steph sets out to find out what has happened to her friend and quickly becomes involved in the hostess trade. As the novel moves on, Steph’s own quest is intercut with two other storylines. The first, a set of emails from Chastity, an established hostess, shows the harsh reality of the life that Steph is moving into. The second, the memoirs of Mamasan, owner of one of Roppongi’s oldest clubs, explores how the trade has developed and changed over time. By the end of the novel, these strands are drawn together into a twisting conclusion which will keep you gripped. Quinn has clearly drawn on some of the recent writing about Japan and the significance of the geisha. However, her portrait is far from romanticised, and whilst her hostesses are certainly as elegant and glamorous as the traditional geisha and maiko, Steph’s world revolves around alcohol, sex and money – a fragile combination which puts her in significant danger. If the novel has a fault, it is in the slow reveal of Annabel’s diary – it is hard to believe that Steph, curious as she is, would not read the whole book at once.

However, this is a minor point, and by stringing this out, Quinn is able to keep us guessing at what has happened to Steph’s friend – and what will happen to Steph herself – making us turn the pages rapidly as the end approaches.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – Mo Willems What do small children like best in a picture book? If anyone knows, it is Mo Willems, who spent several years as a scriptwriter for ‘Sesame Street’. And here, what he has hit on is that little word beloved of toddlers – ‘NO!’ The premise of the book is simple – and summed up neatly in the title. The reader needs to stop the pigeon driving the bus while the bus driver is away for a few minutes. However, this is a very determined pigeon. On every page he comes up with a good reason why he could, should and must drive that bus. Reading this book aloud is a delight. As you read the pigeon’s increasingly desperate attempts to get behind the wheel, your audience can say – or shout – ‘No!’ at each page, usually accompanied by a great deal of giggling. And parents will recognise the toddler’s range of tactics – from pleading, to sulking, to promises to ‘be your best friend’ – all of which are summarily rejected. With simple drawings and a thoroughly endearing main character, this is ideal to read to pre-school children of any age. The pigeon makes several reappearances in Willems’ other books – ‘Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late’ is probably the next one you will want to seek out, and it is just as much fun. Really.

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BucksburnAcademy news Bucksburn Academy ASN Wing Football Finalists Bucksburn Academy ASN Wing took two teams to an Inverurie Locos organised football tournament - one team in the Support for Learners Festival and one team in the Special Schools Festival. Bucksburn ASN Special Schools team came second losing 3-1 to the Anna Ritchie school in the final. In the Support for Learners Festival final, Bucksburn ASN team were down 3-0 against Cordyce at half time but in the second half Bucksburn scored 2 and were on a comeback but we ran out of time and were beaten 3-2 in the end. Bucksburn Academy Inspection In February the school welcomed an Inspection team from Education Scotland for its first full inspection as a new school. The inspection team highlighted a number of key strengths that included: • Young people’s positive attitude to learning and their achievements in a wide range of activities • The contribution to partners in the community to young people’s learning experiences • The quality of support provided for young people within a caring learning environment • Approaches to improving the curriculum. We were also very pleased to be awarded evaluations of Very Good for the work of the school on the curriculum and improvement through self evaluation. The full report can be accessed from the Education Scotland website. By Jack Elphinstone

Bucksburn Academy Pupil Success at UK Petro-challenge Bucksburn Academy pupils jet off to London to take part in PetroChallenge International Finals, having beaten off 43 schools from around and across the city and shire, four S6 Bucksburn Academy pupils have recently returned from representing the UK at the Petro-challenge International Finals in London. The challenge comprises a simulation based on the oil and gas sector involving locating the best plots to drill for oil, extracting the oil and selling at the best price. From the 1000 schools worldwide who started the competition we are very proud of our pupils who finished the international final in 3rd place. During the evening we will be holding a raffle. Any donations for raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated: please send them to the school office marked ‘Bucksburn Academy Funraisers’. The cost of the evening will be £12 per person: this will cover music from Big Day Entertainment and a buffet meal. Please note that pupils under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

We look forward to seeing you there. The above event is being organised in cooperation with senior pupils at the school.

Yours sincerely, Bucksburn Academy Funraisers

The Funraisers’mission is to enhance the educational experience of Bucksburn Academy pupils through fundraising and social events, whilst promoting a community spirit. So far this year we have provided funds for netball kit, games controllers, activities week and steel pan maintenance, as well as helping with the costs of the school minibuses. The proceeds from the Ceilidh/ Dance will fund further extracurricular activities across the school.

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News from Councillor Delaney

Summertime Has Arrived!

I’m delighted to see Kingswells Community News up and running again and extend a warm welcome to Sue Simpson and the team. I would like to thank Kingswells Community Council for their sheer determination to see Kingswells Community News rise again. It’s vital that we know what’s going on in our area and Kingswells Community News plays a vital part in disseminating information.

Summer has arrived, but while we enjoy the sunshine, please remember to spare a thought for your pets. Here are a few things that will help keep them safe and well: Grass seeds – During walks in the meadows, forests and just around the open fields, grass seeds can be a problem. They can get trapped in dog’s ears, or embedded in their paws, or other areas. It is a good idea, after walks, to examine paws and coats. Sun burn – Cats love sun bathing! Please remember cats with white ears and noses are particularly at risk from sun burn and subsequent cancer. The risk is reduced, if you keep them out of the sun, or as odd as it may sound, by applying sunblock to these areas during the hot weather. Bee & wasp stings are another seasonal problem. As with humans, some pets have an allergic reaction to them, and may require veterinary treatment if stung. Fleas & ticks - A flea outbreak can be distressing to the dog, to your family and to your bank balance. It is better to treat your dog regularly to prevent him/her from getting fleas. Usually a “spot on” is applied every month to keep fleas at bay. Some products will also help prevent ticks, or mites too. It is advised that products are purchased through the vet. Some products are available elsewhere, but not being prescription drugs, are generally less effective and can even be harmful, if administered incorrectly.

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Before I start my column, I wish to pay tribute to the late Brian Adam MSP. Regardless of political affiliation I’m sure anyone who knew Brian would concur with me that he was a decent honourable man, a true gentleman who represented his constituency well. He held strong views but he was always respectful towards others. Looking over recent weeks much has happened. I opposed the De Vere Hotel & Leisure Centre, which will overlook the Consumption Dyke, on the grounds that it was unsuitable at that location, by way of its unimaginative design, closeness to the Dyke and position on the top of the hill. I felt a site visit would have helped councillors take an informed decision but that was refused. The hotel was approved. Regardless of my misgivings on the location, the hotel will bring a restaurant and much needed leisure facilities to our area and I did not oppose the principle of having the facility on the Prime Four site. Accordingly I will maintain good relations with De Vere, accepting things have moved on, and look forward to the new facilities this development will bring. I have had much correspondence with residents about Kingswells Crescent resurfacing since works commenced. This is an issue I have raised with the Council many times over the past year. The full length from Wellside Place to Derbeth Grange will be resurfaced, but it has been phased over two financial years. Unfortunately the section from Concraig Place to Derbeth Grange will not be done until next year, despite being in the worst state of repair! This really beggars belief as the Council’s logic for prioritisation was that the area from Wellside Place to Concraig Place adjoined the previously resurfaced area. Please continue to report road defects in the remaining section as and when they occur. You should all have received a flyer about high speed broadband. The Council is currently trying to establish the demand for this across the whole city, so this is not just about Kingswells. Funding has been awarded by the Westminster Government which will deliver fibre optic broadband to Kingswells but not until about 2015. Whether or not this consultation exercise helps speed up this process is anyone’s guess, but it is important that we have all filled in these forms. The closing date of 30th May has passed but I have requested they take late returns, so please send it in as soon as possible. The grass cutting season has started and the general consensus is “so far so good”. A combination of wet weather, insufficient cuts and slippery pavements with grass strewn everywhere all contributed to the mess we saw last year. I made more representations on this issue last year than anything else, pressing for increased investment and improved training. This year a number of new machines have been purchased, the number of cuts increased and so far there’s less mess being left. Let’s hope it stays that way! In the meantime, please check out my website for latest updates from across the ward and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require advice or assistance. Regards Steve Delaney Tel: 01224 694469 Email:sdelaney@aberdeencity.gov.uk Web: www.delaney.org.uk Facebook: CllrDelaney Twitter: CllrDelaney

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I was first elected to Parliament in 1987 and I found that the work of MPs was progressively changing. For most of our forbearers, once they were elected to Parliament they moved to London and made infrequent visits to their constituencies once a year, often to be met by a brass band and local dignitaries! The modern MP works in a very different way. We spend more time in our constituencies and a large proportion of that time is spent responding to constituents’ enquiries.

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My office deals with up to 2000 queries per year. These enquiries come in person, by phone, letter and email. Meeting constituents at my surgery doesn’t just help people with problems it also helps me to keep in touch with what’s happening on the ground. We do have quite a success rate but of course, we can’t achieve the impossible. The range of enquiries is staggering, a significant proportion relate to housing, immigration, welfare and tax issues. Some of these can be resolved with a fairly straight forward letter, many however are much more complex. I have one case which started in 2001 and is still not concluded despite my efforts and a team of lawyers. Not all of these issues are personal problems – I was recently asked if I could find material in the House of Commons archives to show what the then Government’s view was on the Anglican Church’s refusal to allow anyone outside of the UK to be consecrated as a bishop. Surgeries are held on Friday afternoons, to make an appointment contact the office using the details below. Yours sincerely Frank Doran MP Aberdeen North 69 Dee Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6EE Email: frank.doran.mp@parliament.uk Tel: (01224) 252 715

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Despite the weather the May Fair was a great success. Of course it wouldn’t have happened without a great team of volunteers. The level of support was amazing and the PTA made a fantastic

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The Jack Tierney gallery celebrates its First anniversary in June 2013. This special occasion gives us the opportunity to thank our most valued customers and artists for their support and encouragement throughout the year. To mark our celebrations Hilary Gauci a renowned Still Life artist will exhibit alongside Val Thomson an emerging artist who spills out her passion for the sea and land in this combined exhibition entitled Reflections. Come along and view this quality exhibition to appreciate the contrast between Hilary’s classic Still Life to Val’s dramatic Land and Seascapes of the North East This is a great opportunity to see our unique range of jewellery, sculpture, glass and ceramics and upcycled items. In the past year we have proudly displayed works by a staggering 80 artists from the UK France Russia New Zealand and America, including Peter Howson one of our leading Scottish artists. We strive to continue to deliver a diverse display of art works in a relaxed and friendly gallery offering a ‘Try before you buy ‘service. Everyone is welcome To visit our website

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What’s on Kingswells Community Centre Monday’s 7.45-9.00 - Great Western M-F 10.00-1200 - Carpet Bowls 1030-1200 - Alison - Football 1.30-2.30 - Gentle Exercise 1.30-2.30 - Baby Massage 3.30-4.15 - Alison - Football 5.30-6.30 - Girl Guiding 6.30-7.45 - Girl Guiding (Hall, coffee shop & upstairs) 8.00-1000 - Badminton (71 Club) Tuesday’s 9.30-11.00 - Toddlers 11.45-2.15 - School Gym 3.30-4.15 - Alison - Football 5.00-6.00 - Beavers 6.00-7.00 - Tang Soo Do (Hall) 7.00-9.00 - Tang Soo Do (upstairs) 7.00-9.00 - Badminton (Adult - Hall ) Wednesday’s 9.00-12.45 - Maintenance (Closed to public) 1.30-3.00 - School P4-5

Alison McLeod

4.00-9.00 - Danscentre (Hall) 4.30-5.00 - Danscentre (upstairs) 6.15-7.45 - Bible club (upstairs) Thursday’s 9.30-11.00 - Toddlers 11.45-12.30 - School Gym 1.00-3.00 - Carpet Bowls 5.00-6.00 - Haedong Kumdo (Hall) 6.00-8.00 - Tang Soo Doo (Hall) 7.00-9.00 - Girl Guiding Friday’s 9.30-10.30 - Alison - Football 10.45-1.10 - School Gym 1.30-2.45 - Alison - Football 2.50-3.50 - Library 4.00-6.00 - Ian - Football 6.00-7.15 - Girlguiding (Coffee shop and hall) 7.15-8.45 - Cubs Saturday’s 9.00-1.00 - Dancentre (Hall)

After School Football Kingswells Community Centre

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Monday Thursday Friday Monday Friday 4.15-5.00 Girls 2.00-2.30 Pre School 9.30-10.00 9.30-10.00 Pre School 9.30-10.00 Tiny Tots 1.45-2.15 Pre School 3.30-4.15 P1/2 10.00-10.30 Wednesday Session 2013-14 Tuesday 2.00-2.45 9.30-10.00 Pre School 3.30-4.15 P1/2 Places can now be booked 3.30-4.15 P1/2 1.30-2.15 Pre School Plus 4.15-5.00 P1/2 for the new session 5.00-5.45 P3/4 3.30-4.15 P1/2 starting in August 4.15-5.00 P1/2 For more info contact Alison McLeod on 07824631221 www.Aberdeenfootballfun.co.uk

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What’s On Webster Park Monday’s 1.30-2.30 Tennybeats (Hall) 6.30-8.00 School Football (AWP) 7.15-9.05 Just Dance (Hall) 8.30-9.00 Wellside AFc (AWP) 6.00-7.00 Girl Guiding (Hall) Tuesday’s 7.00-9.00 Bowka/Kettlesize (Hall) Wednesday’s 9.30-1100 Just Dance (Hall) 7.45-8.45 Just Dance (Hall) 6.30-7.30 School Football (AWP) 7.30-8.30 Healy AFC (AWP) 12

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Sea fishing - This obviously takes place in or by the sea. Most sea angling takes place from a boat, but it can also be done in estuaries, on piers and from rocks. Piers and jetties are ideal places for catching mackerel and codling. Mullet, flounder and dab are often found in estuaries and harbours. Conger eel live in the foam covered seas next to rocky headlands, and bass can be caught from beaches.

Gone a’Fishing In rivers and canals, streams, lakes, reservoirs and sea, angling is one of the UK’s most popular sports. It is estimated that 3.3 million people participate on a regular basis. People enjoy fishing for a variety of reasons. Some love the peace and tranquillity they find outdoors. Others relish the opportunity to socialise with like-minded individuals and take part in competitions, usually organised by angling clubs. Many pick up their rods each weekend because they enjoy the challenge of trying to outsmart the fish, deciding which stretch of the water to fish in, persuading the fish that the lure is food, and of course the thrill of the catch. Fishing enthusiasts need a rod, something to attract the fish, nets, and suitable clothing. Rods can vary hugely in price depending on their size, quality and specifications.

There is a requirement for most anglers to have a rod licence and fishing permit. The Environment Agency oversees this and fines may be imposed for none compliance. Anglers must also abide by local byelaws. Izaak Walton was a seventeenth century fisherman who wrote The Compleat Angler. He famously said, ‘I have laid aside business and gone a’fishing.’ Why not join the 3.3 million people who regularly do the same? By Susan Brookes-Morris Tell us about your hobby? Write 500 words (max). Picture if possible and let everyone know what your passion is! Send it to: gazette@fsmail.net Subject - Hobby

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Skills involve casting a rod, tying knots, and catching and releasing the fish. Fishermen (and women) believe it is the combination of good equipment and fishing skills that leads to greatest success. There are a variety of different lures and baits. Natural baits include live worms and maggots. Artificial baits are often made from types of human food. Man made lures seek to replicate the food that fish eat. Different ones are suitable in different circumstances and most anglers have their favourites. Fly fishing - Used to catch fish like trout and salmon, as well as pike, bass and carp. Fish are caught using very light artificial flies - made by tying hair, fur, feathers and other materials together. They are cast with a fly rod and a fly line. Fresh water fishing - Uses water that contains minute quantities of dissolved salts. Some of the most important freshwater fish are bass, catfish, pickerel, pike sunfish, trout, salmon, muskellunge, sturgeon and walleye. ‘Coarse fishing’ is the term used to describe fishing in fresh water for any species other than salmon or trout.

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The cupboards at 62 Summer Street are worryingly bare.

Every donation is recorded and stored by date – there are cupboards labelled 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and yes, even 2017 - and the parcels are made up of the foods with the closest use-by dates. A small army of volunteers sort all donations, not just food but toiletries, clothes and bedding.

The address is that of Aberdeen Cyrenians, the charity which aims to meet the needs of people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or affected by homelessness in any way. Part of that mission is to supply food parcels to those in need and right now 200 food parcels are handed out every month, hence the ongoing need for donations

Aberdeen Cyrenians advice and information workers have to sanction each food parcel. Amongst their other responsibilities is running a drop-in advice service four afternoons a week where anyone can go for advice about budgeting, accessing welfare benefit or transition into or from employment and with assistance in the management of arrears, debt or household budgets.

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Tins of soup Tins of beans Tins of custard Tins of fruit Packets of rice or pasta Jars of pasta sauce Tins of vegetables, including potatoes & kidney beans Packets of instant soup Teabags Cereal Tins of fish Tins of meat Tinned meals such as Irish stew

Aberdeen Cyrenians has come a long way since it began in 1968 with a soup kitchen run in the city's Castlegate organised by students from Aberdeen University. Over the next four decades an estimated 50,000 homeless people or people at risk of homelessness have been supported by Aberdeen Cyrenians. Can you help fill up Aberdeen Cyrenians food cupboards? Donations can be dropped off at 62 Summer Street during office hours, or contact the organisation or 625732 or at info@aberdeen-cyrenians.org for more information about other ways in which you can help.

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