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The

BULLETIN

FREE! Issue 16 Winter 2019

A Community Magazine for Alford

... News ... Groups ... Features ... Club Directory ...


The Commercial THE SQUARE . TARLAND . FESTIVE MENU

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Winter Minestrone Soup with Pesto Croute Smoked Fish Bubble & Squeak with Tomato Salsa Salt & Pepper Squid with Garlic Mayo Dip Spiced Butternut Squash & Quinoa Bites with Chilli Jam Roast Breast Of Turkey with all the Trimmings Pear Tart with Blue Cheese & Pistachios, Salad & Baby Potatoes Fillet Of Beef with Baby Onions and Mushrooms, with Marsala Wine Cream Sauce Seafood Crumble with Fresh Veggies Xmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce Chocolate Orange Tart White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Warm Apple & Plum Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

BOOK NOW for the FESTIVE PERIOD 3 courses & coffee

£25.95

2 courses & coffee

£19.95

www.thecommercial-hotel.co.uk

013398 81922

01975 571775 07792 830780

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Local family business Oil and biomass boiler servicing and repairs New boilers sold and installed with 5 and 10-year warranties Aga Servicing

�lameboilerservices@gmail.com

www.�lameboilerservices.co.uk


Want in the BULLe�n?

For adver�sing and editorial, please note the copy deadlines below and use the contacts listed at the bo�om of the page DEADLINES . FEB 1 . MAY 1 . AUG 1 . NOV 1 PUBLISHED MAR JUNE SEPT DEC

Contents News Shop Local DCC Contacts/News Cllr Contacts Health Special Oncology Massage Let’s Go Outside Alford Bistro On The Up Club Directory Adver�sers’ Index Ad Rates & Copy Dates

Welcome to Issue 16 of The BULLe�n. So we’ve come full circle in the year again and by the time you read this the festive lights will be up and the reindeer will have packed off again to the Cairngorms... The 2018 edition of the Winter BULLetin had only 16 pages; this one has double that at 32! There is a wealth of new businesses cropping up in Alford itself as well as beyond and they want you to know about them. We have Felicity Crawshaw to thank for our sparkling front cover photo, and you can read about all sorts of developments and new initiatives between these pages. There are lots of exciting things happening across the area and, where they don’t occur or become publicised at times in line with the BULLetin deadlines, I am happy to share them on Facebook in between. Just send it in, contacts below. Thank you to all our advertisers and to anyone who contributed copy about their group, organisation or event. You can find all the details and ad prices inside the back page. Remember that community information is FREE to include, so if you have any news, tell me about it. Happy New Year when it comes.

4 8 10 11 12 14 18 21 28 30 30 Cat Houston Design/Editor

get in touch via email to catrionahouston@yahoo.co.uk call Cat on 013397 55243 or 07805 731401 www.myriadpro.co.uk . find us on facebook

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Do you have something to share? An upcoming event or achievement? Group or individual, let The BULLetin know what you are up to, using the contacts on p3 and 30.

Big Plans for Sculpture Workshop...

Sco�sh Sculpture Workshop (SSW) has announced plans for a major project to upgrade their Lumsden workshop spaces and site in Lumsden. Marking SSW’s 40th anniversary in November with a two-day celebration attended by over 400 people, SSW Director Sam Trotman revealed the redevelopment plans for the first time. The project will see a ‘ground up’ development that utilises local materials, skills and knowledge, and foregrounds environmental sustainability and functional spaces for artists throughout the design and construction. The work will take place in collaboration with Edinburgh and Glasgow-based Collective Architecture, a practice with a focus on community and sustainability, who o�en work with artists to realise projects. SSW was the first dedicated sculpture workshop in Scotland, set up in 1979 by artist Fred Bushe as a shared making facility for artists. Since then thousands have visited across the years, as a place renowned for supporting collective learning, living and making. Artists from all disciplines and practices have worked in the shared studio and workshops with support from the SSW teams, making new work, experimenting with material and process, and exploring the wider ecological, socio-economic and political concerns of SSW’s rural locale.

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HOGMANAY CEILIDH TUESDAY DECEMBER 31st 2019 From 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)

WITH THE FANTASTIC JIGGERY POKERY CEILIDH BAND ADULTS £15

CHILDREN (5-16) £10 Under 5’s Free

BRING YOUR OWN FOOD/BYOB RAFFLE/WHISKY+GIN+SWEE TS ROLL Tickets available from: Edna Harris ( 019755 63548) Gloria Malcolm ( 019755 64336) Alford Bistro

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The Sew Room An Alladin’s cave of fabric and gifts... showcasing local artists and artisans...

Annie of My Highland Bothy is now exhibiting her work in the shop – a local artist inspired by the wildlife and folklore of Scotland #shop local #support local

55-57 Main Street | Alford Open Monday + Thursday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Dee Ross

Holly Wreaths Stock Carried & Specials Made to Order Many colours available Also Nature wreaths Orders taken for special requests I'll be at the Mart Road Co-op and Graeme Barber butchers throughout December, or you can uplift from my home at Mossat by appointment 07837 659225


W & R MURRAY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES LARGE AND SMALL

SHOP

LOCAL

STOCKISTS OF: SIRDAR STYLECRAFT KING COLE J BRETT YARNS DMC THREADS

THIS CHRISTMAS

Now the home of Alford Post Office 019755 62896 27 Main Street . Alford . AB33 8PX 019755 62366 pattywilkie@gmail.com

Alford’s Main Street has seen some tough times but it’s fighting back with new shops, services and independent retailers opening all the time. Make sure you keep them coming by spending a little (or a lot!) on what you fancy in the run-up to Christmas, and every week if you can.

We look forward to welcoming friends old and new over the festive season Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm . Sunday 10am-4pm 1 Greystone Road . Alford . AB33 8TZ 019755 63760


A new volunteer award scheme for primary-aged children has been launched by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action. The iVolunteer Award aims to recognise the commitment to volunteering by young people by celebrating their achievements and acknowledging the time and effort dedicated to volunteering activities. Young people regularly volunteer without even realising it – the iVolunteer award lets us all celebrate and encourage that achievement! Now that the award has launched, AVA will be working to roll it out across Aberdeenshire. If you would like to know more about the iVolunteer Award, contact your local AVA Development Officer at Keith.Anderson@ avashire.org.uk; 07969 603595.

Well done, girls! Congrats to Donside Girls JFC, winners of the U13 World Girls Football Cup 2019 in Salou, Barcelona! 9


Donside Community Council Your Elected Representa�ves:

Chair: Vice Chair Secretary/ Treasurer Alford

Nicola Sedgwick Bruce Sco� Margaret Henderson Vacant Dorothy Anderson Margaret Henderson Andy Travis Bruce Sco� Vacant Vacant Vacant Lumsden/Kildrummy Sue Cross Tanya Reynolds Glenkindie/Towie Anne Miller Vacant Tullynessle & Forbes/ Vacant Montgarrie Gloria Malcolm Keig Yvonne Buckingham Vacant Cushnie/Craigievar/ Fiona Bain Muir of Fowlis Tough Nicola Sedgwick Vacant Strathdon/Corgarff/ Paul Toohey Glenbuchat Vacant Vacant

When do we meet? Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month (except July and Dec) What Time? 7.30pm – 9.30pm: tea/coffee from 7.15pm Where? Alford Community Campus Anyone interested in what we do is warmly welcome to come along to any of our meetings

If you wish to contact one of the representatives please do so via the email addresses below and it will be forwarded: chair@ donsidecommunitycouncil. org.uk

This is your MP and MSP S������� P��������� Alexander Burne� MSP 0131 348 5642 Alexander.Burnett.msp @parliament.scot

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Andrew Bowie MP 0207 219 2791 andrew.bowie.mp @parliament.uk


Councillors' Contacts

These are your Ward 14 councillors

Cllr Moira Ingleby

07770 410539 cllr.m.ingleby@ aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Cllr John Latham

Cllr Gwyneth Petrie

07891 296064 cllr.g.petrie@ aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Cllr Robbie Withey

07876 475038 cllr.j.latham@ aberdeenshire.gov.uk

07388 956147 cllr.r.withey@ aberdeenshire.gov.uk

It is that time of year when we start to look back and review our year. In 2019 Donside Community Council has seen the completion of our project to provide notice boards to help visitors enjoy their visit to Alford and also produced an accompanying leaflet with visitor information which was distributed across Donside. DCC has been involved with and supported local groups and is excited about the work being done in the community by organisations and groups of volunteers. DCC continues to be involved with Friends of Haughton Park and the Alford Valley Railway Group. If you think we could help your group or project, please get in touch by email or by messaging via our Facebook page. Lumsden and Kildrummy residents, look out for events being held in the New Year to start off ideas for the new Community Action Plan... The last plan

was published in 2013 and it is now time to get together as a community and plan for the future. The first event is a dropin, open to everyone in the area, to find out more about what is involved, and will be held in Lumsden Hall on January 18th from 1.30pm. Come along and share your ideas over a fly cup and a slice of cake. There has been much discussion at our meetings about speeding in the Donside area. If you have concerns, please get in touch with your area representative and we will present your concerns and evidence to Aberdeenshire Council.

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Photo: Daily Mail


Season Greetings

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Spotlight on

Health

Who doesn’t tell themselves they must live a more healthy lifestyle? Especially a�er the excesses of Christmas and New Year are behind us... Alford and the surrounding area has no shortage of wellbeing practitioners who can help you feel good, inside and out, all year round.

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BalanceBG

Alison Spice Massage Therapies

Are you suffering from lower back; neck, shoulder or knee problems; plantar fasciitis; repetitive strain Injuries or any other aches/pains/injuries?

Balanced

Omega 3 + Omega 6 Diet Health Benefits

Call Alison on 07760 883309 or Elegant Beauty in Main Street Alford 019755 63775

create your balance + health you deserve Qualified Massage Therapist in Remedial and Sports, Swedish, Indian Head, Workplace Seated Acupressure and People Living with Cancer.

Balance Coach baiba.gricmane@gmail.com

~ EAT WELL : THINK WELL : BE WELL ~

What Are Your Goals?

Lose Weight : More Confidence : Wellness SDC Wholelife offering 1 to 1 Evaluations & Wellness Workshops Together we look at What Your Body Needs” “Nutrition Philosophy” & “Personal Development” Contact Donna Christie - Personal Wellness Coach Tel. 07968 606769 for more information Complete your FREE Wellness Evaluation at www.m.me/sdcwholelife


Alford Oncology Massage Clinic Massage is o�en offered as part of cancer care in cancer centres, hospitals and hospices. Now we have this service right on our doorstep in Alford. Alison Spice and Danielle Allan are volunteering their services on alternate Thursday and Friday a�ernoons so that the clinic runs once a week. They are both fully qualified in oncology massage therapy and understand how stressful it can be when going through and/or a�er cancer treatment. The treatment is a so�, gentle, relaxing massage which will help you relax your mind and body and relieve tension. One of the main reasons people living with cancer use massage is because it helps them feel good. It is a way they feel they can help themselves. Generally, massage therapy can help li� your mood, improve your sleep and enhance your well-being. Massage for people living with cancer is promoted as a natural way to help you relax and cope with stress, anxiety, headaches and pain. Some people worry that massage could cause cancer cells to spread to other parts of their body. Research has found no evidence of this, but Alison and Danielle will avoid any areas affected by cancer, such as tumour sites or lymph nodes. If you live in the Donside area and are going through treatment, just finished treatment or living with cancer and would like a relaxing massage, please contact the Alford District Nurses on Alford 62164 to book an appointment. Please leave a message if the nurses are out on a visit and they will get back to you. The treatment takes place in the Gordon Road Alford Health Clinic (district nurses’ clinic) across from the Alford Doctors’ Surgery.

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TUTTI FRUTTI

YOGA

Alford . Keig . Lumsden .Aboyne .Torphins

Thanks to everyone who drops into my classes Wishing you all a jolly festive season and a healthy, happy 2020 All classes drop-in Suitable for beginners & more advanced yogis Come along any time! Feel free to get in touch with any questions

Further info from Julie Webb 07861 719143 tuttifruttiyoga@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/tuttifruttiyogaclasses


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PARTY INCLUDES:


Let’s Go

Outside

So it’s a bit cold sometimes (!), but there’s still scope for ge�ng out in the fresh air and enjoying all that Donside has to offer. The crisp air and invigorating views makes this the perfect time of year to fill yer boots! And if it’s really dreich, you can always dream of where you’ll escape to come the brighter days...

Epic offroad e-bike adventures in the heart of Royal Deeside & the Cairngorms… Full day and half day guiding for up to 6 persons. e-bike hire available or bring your own. Book your trip today!

Based in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire,gateway to the wilds of Scotland

T +44 (0) 7794 695 077 E info@eguidescotland.com

www.eguidescotland.com

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creating a tailored ride to suit your needs and comfort

Belwade Farm

Merry Christmas from all the staff and ponies at Belwade Farm!

We will be closed from Monday 23rd December until Wednesday 8th January

World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre Dess, Aboyne, AB34 5BJ

www.worldhorsewelfare.org Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384

services . checks . repairs . new parts problem solving . Bicycle weight reduction punctures . wheel building/repair tuning . rider positioning Buggy/pram tyre repair boxed christmas bikes assembled + checked Munara, Gallowhill, Alford, AB33 8NE 019755 62646 . 07969 963209 nuvolari1953@hotmail.com facebook.com/munaracyclesolutions/


PROFESSIONAL CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING • • • • •

Amtico & Karndean Cleaning and Sealing Rugs, Carpets and Upholstery Domestic and Commercial Stain Removal Stainguarding

SPECIALIST DETAILING SOLUTIONS & PRODUCTS

Accredited by the Professional Valeting and Detailing Association • • • • • • • •

Interior and Exterior Detailing Specialist Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating Free Collection and Delivery within Banchory Fully insured on all Vehicles Payment Plans available Gift Vouchers in store Full range of detailing products in-store or online Trade discounts

DEESIDE’S ONLY 24/7 SELF-SERVE CAR WASH • • • • • •

The best and safest way to clean your car, from £2 Anti-scratch hogs’ hair detailing brushes Flood-lit for night-time washing Large bay for motor-homes and caravans Air, water and vacuum station Change machine for £2 coins Ultra Clean . Burn O Bennie Road . Banchory . Aberdeenshire . AB31 5NN 01330 827018 . 07763 069190 . info@ultraclean.uk.com . www.ultraclean.uk.com Open Mon-Fri 9-5 . Sat 9-1

ULTRA SAFE ULTRA SHINE ULTRA CLEAN


Bistro Now Offering Bed & Breakfast Too! The Alford Bistro is well known for always being open and serving breakfast, lunches, coffee and cakes, and evening meals. To top it all off, they have now added accommodation. Their newly renovated flat consists of two generous bedrooms, (one double, one twin), a modern living space, dining kitchen and bathroom – all situated right above the Bistro!

The kitchen is fully kitted out and also has a washing machine. Prices start at £50 per night, depending on occupancy and length of stay. Included in the price is coffee, tea and cereal etc in the apartment, but a 20% discount is also given on everything consumed at the Bistro below. Book now on 019755 63154 (Bistro) or on 07837 663527 (Danni). The Bistro B&B contains everything you may need for a pleasant stay and is centrally located with private parking. You can find out more about updates and offers on the B&B’s Facebook page, or ask Bistro staff.

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The Alford Bistro

Breakfast . Lunches . Coffee & Cakes . Bistro-style Evening Meals . Community Hub

Restaurant Opening Times Mon/ Tues 9-5 Wed/ Thurs 9-8 Fri/Sat 9-9 Sun 10-8 Family-run restaurant since 2003 Two-bedroom accommodation ~ upstairs from the Bistro ~ now available for B&B/short let 40 Main Street . Alford . AB33 8PX . . . 019755 63154 . . . Find us on Facebook


Buannaich Bookkeeping Services Catherine Dow FIAB Bookkeeping Wages VAT Budgets

Computerised Accounts Accounts Preparation Cash Flows Personal Taxation

Arcadia, Aberdeen Rd, Alford AB33 8ED 019755 63880 07760 413303 buannaich@btinternet.com


£ Money Money Money £ A lot of us resolve to get our financial affairs in order. All the businesses to the le� can help you out with that, and if you are self-employed, don’t forget the online self-assessment deadline is January 31st! If you want to promote your business more in 2020 with local advertising, get in touch with Cat at the BULLetin. I can help get your name out across Donside and Deeside. Contacts below, and inside the back page.

www.theboatinnaboyne.co.uk

No need to hibernate this winter! We’ve got lots of exciting events coming up to keep you entertained during the cold nights and build up to Christmas with a sprinkle of Festive Spirit! 9th November

8pm | Live Music from “Long Train” | Free Entry

5th December

7.30pm | Esker Gin Tasting | Tickets £10 per person A chance to grab the perfect gift for a Gin fanatic!

14th December

9pm | Christmassoke Sing yourself into the Festive Spirit

19th December

8pm | Candlelit Carol Singing Complimentary Mince Pies and Mulled Wine

31st December

The Boat Inn “BEST” Hogmanay Party Tickets £20 Adults | £5 Children Riverside Fireworks | Piper | Magician | Disco Complimentary Fizz

For tickets and Information: enquiries@theboatinnaboyne.co.uk

| 013398 86137


10% off your dining bill on production of this Voucher

Valid for sit-in meals only until January 31st 2020 Voucher Code: MPMagsWin19

John’s Kitchen + Country Shop Home-cooked Lunches + Suppers Sit-in or Takeaway Fish & (To Die For) Chips Sourdough Pizzas Authentic Curries Frozen Ready Meals Antique and Gift Shop Open Friday to Sunday, 12-7pm Cairnwell, nr Aboyne AB31 5BP (A93) 07710 410358


I’m s�ll here, says White Co�age’s John... Following on from the success of the trusted White Co�age brand, the established roadside establishment at Cairnwell is now specialising in homemade pizza, fish and chips, and curries. John also makes his own old-fashioned ice cream (in 12 flavours), while the new Country Shop stocks luxury confectionery, pix’n’mix, delicious homemade bakes and cakes by Mrs Rattenbury, along with fabulous home-made White Cottage pickles, jams, meringues and fudge. Pizza types to tempt you include the classic Margherita, Carne Picanti, Pollo and Vegetarian. Their all-day menu, which also includes a number of fish and chicken dishes, macaroni cheese and a daily house special, is available Friday to Sunday between 12pm and 7pm.

The White Cottage is also continuing to provide home-cooked dishes sold frozen in easy-to-reheat packs. A selection is always available in the shop freezer and they are perfect for midweek lunches and suppers or to take the work out of weekend entertaining. There’s a wide range to choose from, including soups, fish, chicken, lamb, duck, pork, beef, game and vegetarian options. Your order can be provided ‘fresh to go’ or frozen. There is a 10% discount on orders over £200 and large orders can also be delivered on request. Three days’ notice is required on any order. All foods and goods are locally sourced and freshly prepared with no additives. See The White Cottage’s main website for the full menu and prices: www.whitecottageaboyne.com

Your Community Campus

Alford Community Campus has two showings of the eagarly anticipated animated sequel, Frozen 2 (PG), on Saturday 14th December, one at 11am and the other at 1.30pm. Adults £8, children and concessions £5, you can book online or visit or call reception for details on how to book tickets.

From swimming to spin classes, find out what else is happening at Alford Community Campus by just dropping in, emailing alford.campus@aberdeenshire. gov.uk, visiting www.livelifeaberdeenshire. org.uk and following the links to Alford, or calling 01975 562922. Open: Monday-Friday 6.30am-10pm Saturday 9.30am- 4pm Sunday 11am-7pm

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K&A ANDERSON LONENWELL GARAGE . ALFORD . 019755 62215

LOG SPLITTERS CHAINSAWS SNOW BLOWERS IN STOCK NOW

PREP ARE FOR AUTU MN & WI NTER

MOTs + SERVICING 40 YEARS in BUSINESS LOGS . KINDLING . PEAT BRIQUETTES . ECO LOGS . COAL & CALOR GAS


All aspects of roofing – from a minor repair to a new roof

Flat roofs (single ply + felt) . Tiles . Slates PVC Fascias + Soffits Guttering . Maintenance . Inspections registered installers

07773 772829 or 07917 161296 enquiries@alfordroofingcompany.co.uk www.alfordroofingcompany.co.uk

home + garden

CRAIGIEVAR GARDENERS

The winter months may make you feel like hibernating but there are lots of local companies out there who can help you out with products and services to improve and maintain your property. How are your gutters looking? Need advice on pruning your borders without killing anything precious? Maybe you need to get the car serviced or make sure you have everything you need to keep your home cosy on those frosty days. Time even to think about a whole new kitchen? Making contact now could mean you are first on the list come the spring when the weather allows more productive endeavours!

Garden design Garden maintenance Landscaping David 07759 977387 019755 81278 Wendy 07831 440848 019756 41778 wendysimpson@hotmail.co.uk


Club Directory

This directory is compiled using the Alford Community website’s listings at www.alfordcommunity.co.uk Thank you! If you know or discover any of the details to be incorrect, or if you wish to add your club’s details to it, please get in touch: catrionahouston@yahoo.co.uk Alford Men’s Shed John McMillan, 019755 62885 john-millbrech@hotmail.co.uk Howe Trinity Cra� Group Aileen Low, 019755 62106 33aileen@gmail.com Alford Bridge Club Alford Golf Clubhouse Walter Michie, 019755 62692 Wednesdays 6.50pm October to April Donside Camera Club Alford Public Hall, Kingsford Road, Alford John Fowler, 01224 742278 jdfowler@sky.com Alford & District Garden Club Community Room, Community Campus, every third Tuesday Morag Watson, 019755 62538 moraglwatson@icloud.com Donside Enamelling Group Fridays every fortnight from 12-4pm in Glenbuchat Hall Bothy. Helen Murray, 019755 62131 helen804@gmail.com Cushnie Handbell Ringers Cushnie Church, Mondays , 1.30pm-3pm Mrs Mary Penny, 01339 883271 Alford SWI Alford Upper Public Hall, Kingsford Road Mrs Anne Stallard, 019755 63859 Second Thursday of the month, 7.30pm

Alford & District Rotary Club Haughton Arms Hotel, Main Street, Alford Almost every Tuesday, 7pm for 7.15pm David Dawson (Sec), 019755 63352 dawsons3@btinternet.com Tullynessle & Forbes SWI Tullynessle & Forbes Hall Shiela Taylor, 019755 62798 email: staylor019@btinternet.com First Tuesday of the month 7.30pm Vale of Alford Young Farmers David Marshall, 019755 71330 Tuesdays 7.30pm Alford Fairtrade Ann Wilkinson, 019755 62382 alfordfairtradegroup@gmail.com Alford Local History Group Community Room, Community Campus Liz Law, 019755 62803; Ian.chapelmoss@btopenworld.com First Wednesday of every month during winter months, 7.30pm Alford Genealogy Group Library, Alford Community Campus Val Lyons, 019755 62003 valerie.lyons25@btinternet.com Last Saturday of month 10.30am-12 noon Sco�sh Country Dancing Group Howe Trinity Parish Church Hall 110 Main Street, Alford Mrs Alice Kemp, 019755 63459 Wednesday, 8pm – 10pm Alford Badminton Club Alford Community Campus Games Hall George Matthew, 019755 62600 Mon + Thurs 7.30pm-10.30pm Walking Football Club Alford Community Campus Games Hall Thurs 7-8pm. Sandy Robertson 019755 64221 or a.n.robertson@talktalk.net Keig Badminton Club Keig School hall Friday (term time) 8-10pm Roger Buckingham, 019755 64322


Alford Tai Chi Alford Community Community Campus, Community Room, Fortnightly on Sundays 11.30-1pm. 019755 63651 Sooyang Do Howe Trinity Church Hall, Tuesday: juniors 6-7pm, Adults 7-8pm. Friday: Mixed class juniors/adults 6-7pm. Connor Roberts, 07934434413, Conor_roberts@ymail.com Alford Tennis Club Jean Peat, 019755 62947 jeanpeat@onetel.com Alford Table Tennis Club Mondays, 8pm, Alford Community Centre

Johnallan468@icloud.com Alford Karate Mondays 6-7pm (P3-7), 7-8.30pm (Adults) Leanne McVeigh’s Dance Studio, Old Station Yard, Alford, AB33 8FD alfordkarate@gmail.com Yoga Alford Community Community Campus, Community Room, Fridays 9-10am; Keig Community Hall, Thursdays 7:45 to 8:45pm; Lumsden Hall Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30pm. Julie Webb, 07861 719143, tu�fru�yoga@hotmail.com

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Index of Advertisers to help you find who AES Electrical 5 Alford Bistro 21 Alford Christmas Fayre 6 Alford Roofing 27 Alison Spice 13 Balance BG 13 Belwade Farm 19 Boat Inn 23 Buannaich 22 Commercial Hotel 2 Cairngorm M-homes 18/19 Catz Cattery 9 Complete Health 12 Concept Designs 26 Craigievar Gdnrs 24 Dee Ross Wreaths 6 Douneside Health 12 Esp Bookkeeping 22 Flame Boiler Services 2 Foodbank 23 Gaelo Jewellery 7 Gillian Frost 5 John Watson Boilers 5 K&A Anderson 26 Kirkwood Homes 32 LMDA 16 LMDA Parties 17 Munara Cycle Sols 19 Myriad Pro 23 Ronald Hay 5 Scarf 8 Strachan’s 32 Tax Assist 22 The Sew Room 6 The Yard 15 Transform Foot Hlth 29 Tutti Frutti Yoga 14 Ultraclean 20 W&R Murray 7 White Cottage 24

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Get in touch via email to catrionahouston@yahoo.co.uk Call Cat on 013397 55243 or 07805 731401 www.myriadpro.co.uk . find us on Facebook


STRACHAN’S Serving Royal Deeside for Four Generations

Newsagents Hardware Confectionery

Balloons & Party Gifts

Wines & Spirits

Paints

Lottery

Haberdashery

Stationery

Grocery Malt Whiskies Pet Foods Calor Gas Delicatessen

Toys and Puzzles

450+ Whiskies and 100+ Gins in stock, including Deeside’s own eeNoo Gin Fireworks in stock from December 26 to 31 – Aboyne store only

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff at Strachan’s Aboyne and Ballater

By appointment to HM The Queen General Merchants

Main St Aboyne AB34 5HT 013398 86121

2 Golf Rd Ballater AB35 5RE 013397 755452

www.georgestrachanltd.com

By appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales General Merchants


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