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the only guide to a modern life in aberdeen

Aberdeen

C O M P L I M E N TA R Y

DECEMBER 08 / JANUARY 09

Coat Tales Stories of winter warmers

Twinkle, Twinkle, A-list Stars The celebs’ favourite jeweller

Bright Young Things Big designs on small change

Snuggle Up On the sofa with Miss Great Britain

Win . . . A model-style makeover A stay in the city’s most talked about hotel An indulgent pampering session A week in a luxury Cypriot holiday home A red carpet casino experience FASHION | BEAUTY | FOOD | PROPERTY | INTERIORS | REVIEWS | CARS


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EDITOR’S ETCHINGS

PROFILE

Contents

I’ve recently returned from Cyprus, where my sister, Jill, tied the knot with long-term partner, Bill Lownie, to the applause of gathered guests from Aberdeen.

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During the week of the nuptials, we had the pleasure of staying in luxury holiday accommodation that presides over breathtaking azure views of Pissouri Bay. I’m thrilled, therefore, to be able to offer Trend readers the chance to win a week in the lovely Zeta Villa. Find out more on page 50.

published by Trend Productions Ltd The Bank, 292 Rosemount Place Aberdeen, AB25 2YA Tel: +44 (0) 1224 631141 Fax: +44 (0) 1224 622280 info@trendmagazine.co.uk www.trendmagazine.co.uk directors Gill Buyers - gill@trendmagazine.co.uk Alison Wilson - alison@trendmagazine.co.uk editor Niki Tennant - niki@trendmagazine.co.uk Advertising & distribution Gill Buyers - gill@trendmagazine.co.uk FinAnce & AdministrAtion Alison Wilson - alison@trendmagazine.co.uk business development Sarah Wattie - sarah@trendmagazine.co.uk design & production EQ Design Limited

Cover Image - Jill Davidson Photograph by Ross Mitchell

14 FASHION 14 Coat Tales 22 Man About Town 23 Leather’n’Lace 54 Bright Young Things HEALTH AND BEAUTY 40 Win a Pampering Session at Preen FOOD AND DRINK 26 Eat My Words 28 Restaurant Reviews 30 21st Century Cocktailia 32 Say Cheese 44 Blinded by Delights of Sensory Dining HOMES AND INTERIORS 36 Tradition at Heart TRAVEL 31 Win a Stay in Malmaison Aberdeen 42 Something for the Weekend: Gleneagles Hotel & Spa 50 Win a Week in a Luxury Cypriot Holiday Home

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Editor’s welcome

64 SHOPPING 53 Dig This: Garden Centre Gifts FEATURES 09 You Said it 10 Celebrities’ Winter Wonderlands 34 My Big Break 41 Trend’s Life with Style Awards Update 45 Not so Private Benjamin 46 On a Par with Richie Ramsay 52 Meet the Stars’ Favourite Jeweller 63 Chasing the Dream 64 Win a Red Carpet Casino Experience 74 On the Sofa with Rachael Tennant ART AND CULTURE 49 Simply Read - Trend’s Look at Books 57 Sound Explosion: Katerwaul

Our homecoming to a somewhat nippy north saw me dusting off my winter wardrobe. As a devoted sun worshipper, I don’t make the transition into woollies easily, which is why this issue of Trend is packed with ideas about how to wrap up this season with fashion panache. As usual, we showcase the considerable creative talent that the North-east continues to nurture - including jeweller to A-list stars, the charming Gerry Summers. Due to increasing demand from our valued advertisers, we’ve again boosted our page count, this time to a bumper 76 pages. That allows us to bring to you even more exciting competitions. . . Win a make-over at iconic Ishoka, a stay in the newly unveiled boutique hotel, Malmaison, a pampering session, or a Hollywood-style evening for six at Aberdeen’s new G casino, with drinks, dinner and your personal limo and croupier. Also, turn to page 41 to find out more about Trend’s very own 2009 awards ceremony, designed to salute Aberdeenshire’s lifestyle elite. Get your nomination in now! Until February, thanks for reading. Best wishes, niki tennant, editor

MOTORING 58 Porsche 911 SOCIETY 65 Take Me Take Me 70 Glamorous Gatherings 05


EDITOR’S ETCHINGS

PROFILE

Contents

I’ve recently returned from Cyprus, where my sister, Jill, tied the knot with long-term partner, Bill Lownie, to the applause of gathered guests from Aberdeen.

Aberdeen

trend

During the week of the nuptials, we had the pleasure of staying in luxury holiday accommodation that presides over breathtaking azure views of Pissouri Bay. I’m thrilled, therefore, to be able to offer Trend readers the chance to win a week in the lovely Zeta Villa. Find out more on page 50.

published by Trend Productions Ltd The Bank, 292 Rosemount Place Aberdeen, AB25 2YA Tel: +44 (0) 1224 631141 Fax: +44 (0) 1224 622280 info@trendmagazine.co.uk www.trendmagazine.co.uk directors Gill Buyers - gill@trendmagazine.co.uk Alison Wilson - alison@trendmagazine.co.uk editor Niki Tennant - niki@trendmagazine.co.uk Advertising & distribution Gill Buyers - gill@trendmagazine.co.uk FinAnce & AdministrAtion Alison Wilson - alison@trendmagazine.co.uk business development Sarah Wattie - sarah@trendmagazine.co.uk design & production EQ Design Limited

Cover Image - Jill Davidson Photograph by Ross Mitchell

14 FASHION 14 Coat Tales 22 Man About Town 23 Leather’n’Lace 54 Bright Young Things HEALTH AND BEAUTY 40 Win a Pampering Session at Preen FOOD AND DRINK 26 Eat My Words 28 Restaurant Reviews 30 21st Century Cocktailia 32 Say Cheese 44 Blinded by Delights of Sensory Dining HOMES AND INTERIORS 36 Tradition at Heart TRAVEL 31 Win a Stay in Malmaison Aberdeen 42 Something for the Weekend: Gleneagles Hotel & Spa 50 Win a Week in a Luxury Cypriot Holiday Home

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Editor’s welcome

64 SHOPPING 53 Dig This: Garden Centre Gifts FEATURES 09 You Said it 10 Celebrities’ Winter Wonderlands 34 My Big Break 41 Trend’s Life with Style Awards Update 45 Not so Private Benjamin 46 On a Par with Richie Ramsay 52 Meet the Stars’ Favourite Jeweller 63 Chasing the Dream 64 Win a Red Carpet Casino Experience 74 On the Sofa with Rachael Tennant ART AND CULTURE 49 Simply Read - Trend’s Look at Books 57 Sound Explosion: Katerwaul

Our homecoming to a somewhat nippy north saw me dusting off my winter wardrobe. As a devoted sun worshipper, I don’t make the transition into woollies easily, which is why this issue of Trend is packed with ideas about how to wrap up this season with fashion panache. As usual, we showcase the considerable creative talent that the North-east continues to nurture - including jeweller to A-list stars, the charming Gerry Summers. Due to increasing demand from our valued advertisers, we’ve again boosted our page count, this time to a bumper 76 pages. That allows us to bring to you even more exciting competitions. . . Win a make-over at iconic Ishoka, a stay in the newly unveiled boutique hotel, Malmaison, a pampering session, or a Hollywood-style evening for six at Aberdeen’s new G casino, with drinks, dinner and your personal limo and croupier. Also, turn to page 41 to find out more about Trend’s very own 2009 awards ceremony, designed to salute Aberdeenshire’s lifestyle elite. Get your nomination in now! Until February, thanks for reading. Best wishes, niki tennant, editor

MOTORING 58 Porsche 911 SOCIETY 65 Take Me Take Me 70 Glamorous Gatherings 05


Contributors 01

01 DaviD nicholson Dave Nicholson was the keyboard player for local band Driveblind. After five years in Los Angeles, he has returned to Aberdeen to be with his wonderful and extremely lucky girlfriend Laura (although secretly he knows he’s the lucky one). He is very good looking, clever and has a wonderful sense of humour - and didn’t write this himself. Honestly. Driveblind’s final release ‘The Future You Were Promised’ is now available on ITunes.

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02 DaviD GillanDers David is better known to us as former British Rally Champion 1987 and Scottish Rally Car Champion 1995. David’s wealth of experience in the motor industry gives him a unique insight and view of motoring.

03 alison Daniels Alison Daniels writes for many publications and is our ‘roving reporter’. She lives on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

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04 carol Brown Carol Brown has been tasting, talking, teaching and writing about wine

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in and around Aberdeen and Scotland, for more than 10 years.

05 nicola smith Nicola Smith is from Aberdeen, and is currently a second year student at the Robert Gordon University studying Publishing with Journalism.

06 sarah wattie Aberdeen-born Sarah has been Trend’s business development coordinater for almost a year, and is involved in developing the growth of the business, advertising and distribution. A keen traveller, Sarah enjoys experiencing new places, having spent a year living in Poland, and hopes to work in New York at some point.

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Her biggest accomplishment to date is cage diving with great white sharks. Her favourite past time is laughing, and her most annoying habit is her overuse of the word lovely!

...FOR THE PERFECT DAY

The Robert Gordon University. She has contributed to a number of regional newspapers and magazines. She loves films, shopping and going out.

08 Julia macrae Julia Macrae has been working in retail for the past two years and because of this has developed a strong interest in fashion. She now hopes to move to London to study Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion.

OUR WEDDING RECEPTION FACILITIES INCLUDE:

home to Aberdeen to pursue a career as a freelance writer, with the hope of combining her love of travel with her literary ambitions.

10 ross mitchell A cursory glance at the desolate settings of some of the photographs of Aberdeen-based photographer, Ross, would suggest that his interest lies in depicting emptiness. However, it is the trace of human presence that is frequently at the heart of his work. Ross Mitchell obtained Honours with First Class at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh College of Art in 2003, and was awarded first place and overall winner of the Fuji-Film Student Photographer of The Year Awards 2003 for his social documentary work. www.rossmitchell.com

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LOCATION...

Situated on the banks of the River Dee, The Milton Marquee offers a stunning location for your special day and provides the perfect backdrop for our exquisite menus and personalised service.

07 vicKY haraZim Vicky Harazim is currently in her first year of studying Media Studies at

09 JuDY marshall After several years teaching English in Finland, Judy has moved back

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perfect 5 THE

• Marquee Site for up to 200 • Restaurant Dining for up to 100 • Private Dining for up to 30 • An extensive Wine Cellar • Menus tailor-made to your requirements

WE CAN ALSO PROVIDE:

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GRAMPIAN CHEF OF THE YEAR

2007 & 2008

• Flowers • Wedding Ceremony

• Chauffeur Hire • Live Music/Ceilidhs • Entertainers • Pipers

• Fun Casinos • Event Organiser

T H E M I LTO N C R AT H E S , B A N C H O RY ABERDEENSHIRE AB31 5QH

www.themilton.co.uk

TEL: 01330 844 566 FA X : 0 1 3 3 0 8 4 4 3 5 3

• Master of Ceremonies • and much more...

11 Fiona smith Accomplished make-up artist Fiona Smith trained at the Chanel Make-up Academy in London. She has been working fully-trained for three and a half years nationally and internationally, including a spell working in Moscow.

2007

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR


Contributors 01

01 DaviD nicholson Dave Nicholson was the keyboard player for local band Driveblind. After five years in Los Angeles, he has returned to Aberdeen to be with his wonderful and extremely lucky girlfriend Laura (although secretly he knows he’s the lucky one). He is very good looking, clever and has a wonderful sense of humour - and didn’t write this himself. Honestly. Driveblind’s final release ‘The Future You Were Promised’ is now available on ITunes.

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02 DaviD GillanDers David is better known to us as former British Rally Champion 1987 and Scottish Rally Car Champion 1995. David’s wealth of experience in the motor industry gives him a unique insight and view of motoring.

03 alison Daniels Alison Daniels writes for many publications and is our ‘roving reporter’. She lives on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

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04 carol Brown Carol Brown has been tasting, talking, teaching and writing about wine

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in and around Aberdeen and Scotland, for more than 10 years.

05 nicola smith Nicola Smith is from Aberdeen, and is currently a second year student at the Robert Gordon University studying Publishing with Journalism.

06 sarah wattie Aberdeen-born Sarah has been Trend’s business development coordinater for almost a year, and is involved in developing the growth of the business, advertising and distribution. A keen traveller, Sarah enjoys experiencing new places, having spent a year living in Poland, and hopes to work in New York at some point.

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Her biggest accomplishment to date is cage diving with great white sharks. Her favourite past time is laughing, and her most annoying habit is her overuse of the word lovely!

...FOR THE PERFECT DAY

The Robert Gordon University. She has contributed to a number of regional newspapers and magazines. She loves films, shopping and going out.

08 Julia macrae Julia Macrae has been working in retail for the past two years and because of this has developed a strong interest in fashion. She now hopes to move to London to study Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion.

OUR WEDDING RECEPTION FACILITIES INCLUDE:

home to Aberdeen to pursue a career as a freelance writer, with the hope of combining her love of travel with her literary ambitions.

10 ross mitchell A cursory glance at the desolate settings of some of the photographs of Aberdeen-based photographer, Ross, would suggest that his interest lies in depicting emptiness. However, it is the trace of human presence that is frequently at the heart of his work. Ross Mitchell obtained Honours with First Class at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh College of Art in 2003, and was awarded first place and overall winner of the Fuji-Film Student Photographer of The Year Awards 2003 for his social documentary work. www.rossmitchell.com

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LOCATION...

Situated on the banks of the River Dee, The Milton Marquee offers a stunning location for your special day and provides the perfect backdrop for our exquisite menus and personalised service.

07 vicKY haraZim Vicky Harazim is currently in her first year of studying Media Studies at

09 JuDY marshall After several years teaching English in Finland, Judy has moved back

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perfect 5 THE

• Marquee Site for up to 200 • Restaurant Dining for up to 100 • Private Dining for up to 30 • An extensive Wine Cellar • Menus tailor-made to your requirements

WE CAN ALSO PROVIDE:

10

11

GRAMPIAN CHEF OF THE YEAR

2007 & 2008

• Flowers • Wedding Ceremony

• Chauffeur Hire • Live Music/Ceilidhs • Entertainers • Pipers

• Fun Casinos • Event Organiser

T H E M I LTO N C R AT H E S , B A N C H O RY ABERDEENSHIRE AB31 5QH

www.themilton.co.uk

TEL: 01330 844 566 FA X : 0 1 3 3 0 8 4 4 3 5 3

• Master of Ceremonies • and much more...

11 Fiona smith Accomplished make-up artist Fiona Smith trained at the Chanel Make-up Academy in London. She has been working fully-trained for three and a half years nationally and internationally, including a spell working in Moscow.

2007

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR


ADVERTORIAL

An Inverurie Gem Inverurie’s contemporary jeweller, Alan Cruse, has announced the expansion of his Inverurie store by introducing new lines to his collection of jewellery. Alan Cruse brings you an amazing collection of the very best contemporary jewellery. The stunning display of innovative but wearable jewellery, from designers such as Swatch, Alex Monroe, Babette Wasserman and Kiara, complement Alan’s own spectacular designs. Your Christmas shopping is a breeze when you visit the Inverurie store which offers beautiful jewellery for all budgets, whether it is a special piece of commissioned jewellery for a loved one or something more affordable for your best friend or sister. If you find yourself with an undesired piece of jewellery, something that has perhaps broken or requires re-modelling for you to fall in love with it again, Alan Cruse can remodel or repair the piece within the workshop instore. For more information, visit Alan Cruse Jewellery at 36 North Street, Inverurie.

Do you know where your food comes from? > WORDS BY SARAH MCINTOSH

David Dyce, 23, Plumber

Slowly but surely a new wave of independent food producer is appearing. Ruth Cowell is one such producer. A mother of two boys under five, she has been breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot and Berkshire Pigs at her small-holding for around 18 months. Customers love the taste of her pork, which ‘knocks spots off’ supermarket brands.

Mobiles that don’t work, definitely. I’ve been through 6 new mobile phones in the past year and they’ve all broken. They break too often and cost too much in the long run.

Ruth is slowly expanding her venture and has opened a farm shop selling directly to the public. It stocks not only Ruth’s produce but organic vegetables, hand-made bread, local honey and preserves. It’s a whole meal under one roof and all from within an acceptable radius. This is no glamorous or worthy endeavour; it is merely how things should be. Ruth’s Little Farm Shop is open on Saturdays, 9 am to 4pm, Kinnernie Cottage, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7EB On the Alford road A944 just past Dunecht Telephone – 01330 830078 www.ruthslittlefarm.co.uk

Jordan Drummond, 19, Marketing Manager It would have to be watches – they cause so much stress! And they don’t help at all when you’re running late!

Stephen Rodoligo, 20, Visitor

Cheryl Brydon, 20, Student

Richard Long, 25, Surveyor

It would have to be Political Correctness, just because the world shouldn’t be so stuffy and ‘tip-toey’; you can’t please everyone.

Undoubtedly burnt toast. And the reason? Because it’s burnt and can ruin a perfectly good (albeit hurried) morning.

The Credit Crunch would go into Room 101 because there’s not enough money, but also because it’s talked about too much – ‘just get on with it!

You said it...

WhAt Would you put in room 101 And Why?

> Interviews by Vicky Harazim

< Ryan Forbes, 25, Army Private Hmm, I think it would have to be the huge chunky boots, purely because they’re too chunky and not very admirable, and a pest when someone wearing them stands on your feet. > Debbie Parrott, 22, Trainee Teacher I would put fake tan into Room 101, as it makes people look odd if it’s not applied properly, and it’s really hard to apply properly anyway! I’m pale and proud!

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ADVERTORIAL

An Inverurie Gem Inverurie’s contemporary jeweller, Alan Cruse, has announced the expansion of his Inverurie store by introducing new lines to his collection of jewellery. Alan Cruse brings you an amazing collection of the very best contemporary jewellery. The stunning display of innovative but wearable jewellery, from designers such as Swatch, Alex Monroe, Babette Wasserman and Kiara, complement Alan’s own spectacular designs. Your Christmas shopping is a breeze when you visit the Inverurie store which offers beautiful jewellery for all budgets, whether it is a special piece of commissioned jewellery for a loved one or something more affordable for your best friend or sister. If you find yourself with an undesired piece of jewellery, something that has perhaps broken or requires re-modelling for you to fall in love with it again, Alan Cruse can remodel or repair the piece within the workshop instore. For more information, visit Alan Cruse Jewellery at 36 North Street, Inverurie.

Do you know where your food comes from? > WORDS BY SARAH MCINTOSH

David Dyce, 23, Plumber

Slowly but surely a new wave of independent food producer is appearing. Ruth Cowell is one such producer. A mother of two boys under five, she has been breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot and Berkshire Pigs at her small-holding for around 18 months. Customers love the taste of her pork, which ‘knocks spots off’ supermarket brands.

Mobiles that don’t work, definitely. I’ve been through 6 new mobile phones in the past year and they’ve all broken. They break too often and cost too much in the long run.

Ruth is slowly expanding her venture and has opened a farm shop selling directly to the public. It stocks not only Ruth’s produce but organic vegetables, hand-made bread, local honey and preserves. It’s a whole meal under one roof and all from within an acceptable radius. This is no glamorous or worthy endeavour; it is merely how things should be. Ruth’s Little Farm Shop is open on Saturdays, 9 am to 4pm, Kinnernie Cottage, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7EB On the Alford road A944 just past Dunecht Telephone – 01330 830078 www.ruthslittlefarm.co.uk

Jordan Drummond, 19, Marketing Manager It would have to be watches – they cause so much stress! And they don’t help at all when you’re running late!

Stephen Rodoligo, 20, Visitor

Cheryl Brydon, 20, Student

Richard Long, 25, Surveyor

It would have to be Political Correctness, just because the world shouldn’t be so stuffy and ‘tip-toey’; you can’t please everyone.

Undoubtedly burnt toast. And the reason? Because it’s burnt and can ruin a perfectly good (albeit hurried) morning.

The Credit Crunch would go into Room 101 because there’s not enough money, but also because it’s talked about too much – ‘just get on with it!

You said it...

WhAt Would you put in room 101 And Why?

> Interviews by Vicky Harazim

< Ryan Forbes, 25, Army Private Hmm, I think it would have to be the huge chunky boots, purely because they’re too chunky and not very admirable, and a pest when someone wearing them stands on your feet. > Debbie Parrott, 22, Trainee Teacher I would put fake tan into Room 101, as it makes people look odd if it’s not applied properly, and it’s really hard to apply properly anyway! I’m pale and proud!

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WINTER WONDERLANDS

ADVERTORIAL

Celebrity winter wonderlands

> WORDS BY ALISON DANIELS

New Year - New You > WORDS BY MICHÉLÉ LOMBARDI & STRUAN ROBERTSON

celebs share with trend their tips for a great party… Joan osbourne Singer Joan Osbourne: “I have a fireplace in my flat and find that it really draws people into the space and makes them feel relaxed. Throw some inexpensive IKEA sheepskins on the floor and you have a great conversation pit. I also place a pot of spiced cider or mulled wine on the stove on low - it fills the place with a lovely aroma.”

summer strallen West End actress Summer Strallen: “A good festive night out for me would include putting hot mulled wine in a flask and sipping it by the river, with my dog, Bam Bam. We’d then find a nice, cosy, dog-friendly pub with big sofas and a log fire, and have comfort winter food like bangers and mash!”

John Partridge Eastenders star John Partridge: “No festive season would be complete without a trip to the theatre, be that pantomime or the ballet. I'm quite traditional when it comes to this time of year. For me, it’s all about Christmas markets, ice skating and family. The festive season is best spent with the ones you love.”

mark heyes Tips for looking hot this winter from GMTV stylist, Mark Heyes: “The little red dress instead of the little black dress is a great way to wow the crowds at a Christmas party. It takes confidence to wear but it is so worth it! For boys, burgundy is a big colour this season. D&G's tartan trend also works well for both men and women. Girls, lingerie is a great way to do a quick fix on flab but also feel and look fabulous! If you’re conscious of your upper arms, opt for a one-button tux jacket to instantly update an existing dress - and it won't look as 'mumsy' as a shrug!” 10

With a balanced diet and regular exercise, you could not only avoid the holiday bulge but actually welcome 2009 as a lighter you. Weight Loss Tips: 1. To lose weight you must burn more calories through the day with activity than you actually put into your body.

though you were about to take a punch, squeeze your bum and lift until your body is horizontal from the ground. Hold for 2-4 seconds then release to floor. Complete 15 times then rest for 30 sec and repeat.

3. Combine this with these simple exercises to tighten your stomach and tone your arms…

Tone your upper arms with tricep dips: Sit on a bench or edge of a chair, have the heel of your hand on either side of your hips under the shoulders. Take your body weight on to the arms with your legs straight out in front. Dip down from your elbows to a 90-degree angle, and then squeeze through the triceps until your arms straighten and return to the starting position.

Tone your core with the plank: Lying on the ground face down, have your feet together with forearms on floor, tighten your stomach as

David Lloyd Leisure, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AY Tel: 01224 321333 www.davidlloyd.co.uk

2. Avoid the ‘fad’ diets. Your recommended daily intake should consist of approximately 50% carbohydrate, 30-35% fats and 15-20% protein. Keep portion sizes down.

BREAST CANCER

Reducing the risk for women In Grampian every year, approximately 450 women receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer. The number of detected cases is on the increase, partly due to the success of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which offers three-yearly mammograms to 50 to 70-year-old women. What can you do? • BREAST AWARENESS is the answer -START NOW! • Notice NEW changes not just lumps • Check the skin, nipple, veins, dimpling, changes in size or position • In the bath/shower use soap/lotion on your breasts and hands • Go round the ‘clock face’ gently checking with the flat of the hand

You are at greater risk if you: Smoke, drink (more than two units daily), have a diet high in fats, use hormone medication, have your first pregnancy later in life, are overweight. Family history Lifetime risk is 1 in 10 women. The incidence of truly genetically related breast cancer is less than 10%. Be vigilant about changes and report any concerns to your GP. Early diagnosis is the key to good outcome.

Reduce your risk Exercise three times per week, have your first pregnancy at a young age, breast feed, and achieve and maintain your ideal weight. Dr Jane Johnston Specialist in Women’s Health at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and privately at JJ HEALTH (contact -07834 763704). 11


WINTER WONDERLANDS

ADVERTORIAL

Celebrity winter wonderlands

> WORDS BY ALISON DANIELS

New Year - New You > WORDS BY MICHÉLÉ LOMBARDI & STRUAN ROBERTSON

celebs share with trend their tips for a great party… Joan osbourne Singer Joan Osbourne: “I have a fireplace in my flat and find that it really draws people into the space and makes them feel relaxed. Throw some inexpensive IKEA sheepskins on the floor and you have a great conversation pit. I also place a pot of spiced cider or mulled wine on the stove on low - it fills the place with a lovely aroma.”

summer strallen West End actress Summer Strallen: “A good festive night out for me would include putting hot mulled wine in a flask and sipping it by the river, with my dog, Bam Bam. We’d then find a nice, cosy, dog-friendly pub with big sofas and a log fire, and have comfort winter food like bangers and mash!”

John Partridge Eastenders star John Partridge: “No festive season would be complete without a trip to the theatre, be that pantomime or the ballet. I'm quite traditional when it comes to this time of year. For me, it’s all about Christmas markets, ice skating and family. The festive season is best spent with the ones you love.”

mark heyes Tips for looking hot this winter from GMTV stylist, Mark Heyes: “The little red dress instead of the little black dress is a great way to wow the crowds at a Christmas party. It takes confidence to wear but it is so worth it! For boys, burgundy is a big colour this season. D&G's tartan trend also works well for both men and women. Girls, lingerie is a great way to do a quick fix on flab but also feel and look fabulous! If you’re conscious of your upper arms, opt for a one-button tux jacket to instantly update an existing dress - and it won't look as 'mumsy' as a shrug!” 10

With a balanced diet and regular exercise, you could not only avoid the holiday bulge but actually welcome 2009 as a lighter you. Weight Loss Tips: 1. To lose weight you must burn more calories through the day with activity than you actually put into your body.

though you were about to take a punch, squeeze your bum and lift until your body is horizontal from the ground. Hold for 2-4 seconds then release to floor. Complete 15 times then rest for 30 sec and repeat.

3. Combine this with these simple exercises to tighten your stomach and tone your arms…

Tone your upper arms with tricep dips: Sit on a bench or edge of a chair, have the heel of your hand on either side of your hips under the shoulders. Take your body weight on to the arms with your legs straight out in front. Dip down from your elbows to a 90-degree angle, and then squeeze through the triceps until your arms straighten and return to the starting position.

Tone your core with the plank: Lying on the ground face down, have your feet together with forearms on floor, tighten your stomach as

David Lloyd Leisure, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AY Tel: 01224 321333 www.davidlloyd.co.uk

2. Avoid the ‘fad’ diets. Your recommended daily intake should consist of approximately 50% carbohydrate, 30-35% fats and 15-20% protein. Keep portion sizes down.

BREAST CANCER

Reducing the risk for women In Grampian every year, approximately 450 women receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer. The number of detected cases is on the increase, partly due to the success of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which offers three-yearly mammograms to 50 to 70-year-old women. What can you do? • BREAST AWARENESS is the answer -START NOW! • Notice NEW changes not just lumps • Check the skin, nipple, veins, dimpling, changes in size or position • In the bath/shower use soap/lotion on your breasts and hands • Go round the ‘clock face’ gently checking with the flat of the hand

You are at greater risk if you: Smoke, drink (more than two units daily), have a diet high in fats, use hormone medication, have your first pregnancy later in life, are overweight. Family history Lifetime risk is 1 in 10 women. The incidence of truly genetically related breast cancer is less than 10%. Be vigilant about changes and report any concerns to your GP. Early diagnosis is the key to good outcome.

Reduce your risk Exercise three times per week, have your first pregnancy at a young age, breast feed, and achieve and maintain your ideal weight. Dr Jane Johnston Specialist in Women’s Health at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and privately at JJ HEALTH (contact -07834 763704). 11


Giving the ADVERTORIAL

ADVERTORIAL

Gift of life When Inverness couple Marie and Gus MacRae fell in love and married, they both knew they would never realise their dream of having a child without the help of IVF with egg donation. > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

“When our first two attempts failed, we were devastated,” explained Marie, who attended the Fertility Centre at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital for treatment. “None of our friends or family knew what we were going through, apart from my mum. It was easier that way - we couldn’t have handled sympathy.”

The couple were elated when, after a third attempt, Marie became pregnant. “After an initial scare, everything went well and I finally gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Sophie. She is worth everything we have gone through in the last six years. I still can’t believe sometimes that she is here. I honestly did not think I would ever be a mum. We can never

repay the donor or the Fertility Centre for our precious little girl.” Because one in six couples experience fertility problems, as many as 40 people from across the north of Scotland are referred to the Fertility Centre for treatment using donated eggs or sperm each year. Treatment for cancer, early menopause, and genetic problems are some of the reasons couples to seek out the help of the unit as a last resort. But because only 10% of the prospective donors who contact the unit actually go ahead and donate sperm or eggs, the need for more donors couldn’t be more pressing. “We get potential donors coming forward who have experienced the joy of having their own children and want to share that,” explained donor co-ordinator, Lorraine Stewart. “By donating eggs or sperm, they allow couples like Gus and Marie to bring a child into the world within a loving family environment. To them, what the donor brings is the ultimate gift.” Aberdeen Fertility Centre, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB252ZL Tel: 01224 553612 email: donation@abdn.ac.uk

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@hamishmunro > WORDS BY SUSAN PATTERSON, DIRECTOR

With summer clothes now pushed to the back of the wardrobe, it’s time to get excited about the trends for winter. If you buy only one thing this season, I suggest you make it ankle Boots they’ll work with almost anything. For casual daywear, cowboy boots are great with jeans - or try the Chelsea boot, which has been revamped by shoe designers for a modern edge. Shoe boots and lace-up heels are big news and look fantastic with the sleek tailoring that’s around for this season. If you’re craving a new look, a satin blouse or a tweed-belted dress could give you a day-to-night fashion fix.

Give your style attitude this season with a soft egg-shaped coat. Keep the rest simple, with thick wool tights, platforms and a large handbag. To transform your look and give it that modern edge, add a scarf or a long necklace. The predominant colours for the winter season are plums, greys, black and navy and those will run through most footwear and clothing collections. With an extensive range of footwear, exciting accessories and contemporary clothing labels such as Sticky Fingers, Part two, Sandwich and Set, the friendly sales team @hamishmunro are well equipped to assist you in keeping up with all the latest trends. @hamishmunro, 19-25, Thistle St, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 01224 641388 Email: hamish.munro@tiscali.co.uk 13


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Gift of life When Inverness couple Marie and Gus MacRae fell in love and married, they both knew they would never realise their dream of having a child without the help of IVF with egg donation. > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

“When our first two attempts failed, we were devastated,” explained Marie, who attended the Fertility Centre at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital for treatment. “None of our friends or family knew what we were going through, apart from my mum. It was easier that way - we couldn’t have handled sympathy.”

The couple were elated when, after a third attempt, Marie became pregnant. “After an initial scare, everything went well and I finally gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Sophie. She is worth everything we have gone through in the last six years. I still can’t believe sometimes that she is here. I honestly did not think I would ever be a mum. We can never

repay the donor or the Fertility Centre for our precious little girl.” Because one in six couples experience fertility problems, as many as 40 people from across the north of Scotland are referred to the Fertility Centre for treatment using donated eggs or sperm each year. Treatment for cancer, early menopause, and genetic problems are some of the reasons couples to seek out the help of the unit as a last resort. But because only 10% of the prospective donors who contact the unit actually go ahead and donate sperm or eggs, the need for more donors couldn’t be more pressing. “We get potential donors coming forward who have experienced the joy of having their own children and want to share that,” explained donor co-ordinator, Lorraine Stewart. “By donating eggs or sperm, they allow couples like Gus and Marie to bring a child into the world within a loving family environment. To them, what the donor brings is the ultimate gift.” Aberdeen Fertility Centre, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB252ZL Tel: 01224 553612 email: donation@abdn.ac.uk

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@hamishmunro > WORDS BY SUSAN PATTERSON, DIRECTOR

With summer clothes now pushed to the back of the wardrobe, it’s time to get excited about the trends for winter. If you buy only one thing this season, I suggest you make it ankle Boots they’ll work with almost anything. For casual daywear, cowboy boots are great with jeans - or try the Chelsea boot, which has been revamped by shoe designers for a modern edge. Shoe boots and lace-up heels are big news and look fantastic with the sleek tailoring that’s around for this season. If you’re craving a new look, a satin blouse or a tweed-belted dress could give you a day-to-night fashion fix.

Give your style attitude this season with a soft egg-shaped coat. Keep the rest simple, with thick wool tights, platforms and a large handbag. To transform your look and give it that modern edge, add a scarf or a long necklace. The predominant colours for the winter season are plums, greys, black and navy and those will run through most footwear and clothing collections. With an extensive range of footwear, exciting accessories and contemporary clothing labels such as Sticky Fingers, Part two, Sandwich and Set, the friendly sales team @hamishmunro are well equipped to assist you in keeping up with all the latest trends. @hamishmunro, 19-25, Thistle St, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 01224 641388 Email: hamish.munro@tiscali.co.uk 13


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black sticky Fingers coat with purple lining (£259) available from Hamish Munro purple gucci Ankle boots (£585) • black gucci handbag with gold trim (£1180) available from Cruise black velvet scarf (£25) available from B’s Knees All tights and socks from Accessorise, new look and river island 14

black sticky Fingers short belted coat (£235) available from Hamish Munro black gucci Ankle boots (£475) • black gucci handbag with gold trim (£1180) available from Cruise Johnstons of elgin cashmere striped scarf (£59.99) available from B’s Knees 15


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Coat tales

black sticky Fingers coat with purple lining (£259) available from Hamish Munro purple gucci Ankle boots (£585) • black gucci handbag with gold trim (£1180) available from Cruise black velvet scarf (£25) available from B’s Knees All tights and socks from Accessorise, new look and river island 14

black sticky Fingers short belted coat (£235) available from Hamish Munro black gucci Ankle boots (£475) • black gucci handbag with gold trim (£1180) available from Cruise Johnstons of elgin cashmere striped scarf (£59.99) available from B’s Knees 15


red Aideen bodkin coat (£425) available from B’s Knees black gucci Ankle boots (£475) available from Cruise scarf Model’s own

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red Aideen bodkin coat (£425) available from B’s Knees black gucci Ankle boots (£475) available from Cruise scarf Model’s own

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grey Quinn & donnelly coat (£229) available from Esslemonts tights and socks from Accessorise, new look and river island shoes Model’s own

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cream and black Aideen bodkin coat (£335) available from B’s Knees black Knee high d&g boots (£435) available from Cruise

purple libra coat (£250) available from B’s Knees purple gucci Ankle boots (£585) black marc Jacobs tote (£430) available from Cruise

Thanks to: Our model Jill Davidson, Aberdeen Football Club. Styling and make-up by Fiona Smith. Hairstyling by Max at Toni & Guy.

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cream and black Aideen bodkin coat (£335) available from B’s Knees black Knee high d&g boots (£435) available from Cruise

purple libra coat (£250) available from B’s Knees purple gucci Ankle boots (£585) black marc Jacobs tote (£430) available from Cruise

Thanks to: Our model Jill Davidson, Aberdeen Football Club. Styling and make-up by Fiona Smith. Hairstyling by Max at Toni & Guy.

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Evident throughout is the love of golf shared by proprietor, Alastair Hutcheson and wife, Katy. There’s golf memorabilia in the lounge bar, and each tastefully decorated and recently refurbished bedroom is named after a famous Scottish golf course. The hotel’s function facilities cater for up to 120 guests, and it’s an increasingly popular venue for weddings and family celebrations. The Cults Hotel 328 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SE Tel: 01224 867632 Fax: 01224 867699 Email: info@thecultshotel.co.uk

Gorgeous Catwalk Trends You could be forgiven for thinking the London catwalk without the associated price tags - had come to Aberdeen with a recent fashion show hosted by new women’s fashion boutique, Parade in Alford. Staff at Parade kindly volunteered their time and helped raise over £2500 for the Special Nursery at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Parade’s new shop in Alford’s Main Street has taken over the premises which previously housed the company’s furniture and gift collection, now located around the corner. Said proprietor, Angela McCardle: “We were really excited about the fashion show. With more than 250 guests and a free glass of wine, it was a perfect excuse for a night out with the girls. Thank you to everyone who supported this highly successful evening.” 20

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PARADE

Your friendly hotel in the village The Cults Hotel Aberdeen is probably one of the finest privately-owned hotels in the city. Situated three miles west of Aberdeen, some of the finest accommodation in the North-east awaits you at the Cults Hotel. With the warmth and charm of a small country house, the emphasis is on fine food and relaxing surroundings. A firm favourite with locals, the lounge bar and dining room offer exciting and varied menus featuring everything from hearty mince and tatties, to duck Dunnottar, finished with orange and cranberry gravy.

Evident throughout is the love of golf shared by proprietor, Alastair Hutcheson and wife, Katy. There’s golf memorabilia in the lounge bar, and each tastefully decorated and recently refurbished bedroom is named after a famous Scottish golf course. The hotel’s function facilities cater for up to 120 guests, and it’s an increasingly popular venue for weddings and family celebrations. The Cults Hotel 328 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SE Tel: 01224 867632 Fax: 01224 867699 Email: info@thecultshotel.co.uk

Gorgeous Catwalk Trends You could be forgiven for thinking the London catwalk without the associated price tags - had come to Aberdeen with a recent fashion show hosted by new women’s fashion boutique, Parade in Alford. Staff at Parade kindly volunteered their time and helped raise over £2500 for the Special Nursery at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Parade’s new shop in Alford’s Main Street has taken over the premises which previously housed the company’s furniture and gift collection, now located around the corner. Said proprietor, Angela McCardle: “We were really excited about the fashion show. With more than 250 guests and a free glass of wine, it was a perfect excuse for a night out with the girls. Thank you to everyone who supported this highly successful evening.” 20

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CHEF FOCUS

CHEF FOCUS

Eat my words

> INTERVIEW BY SARAH WATTIE

Roland Grassick, sous chef at Dizzy’s Bar and Diner on Carden Place, Aberdeen. Who are your fantasy dinner party guests? David Gilmore from Pink Floyd. He is a musical genius and I have admired him for as long as I can remember. I’d also want Barak Obama there. What are your top three desert island ingredients? Tea, rowies and Canadian Club whiskey not exactly ingredients, but I could survive on that. What is your food heaven and your food hell? I love Aberdeen Angus beef but absolutely hate sweet breads, which is sheep intestines: the smell gets me every time.

Spiced monkfish with crushed new potatoes, roasted red peppers and olives Ingredients • 4 -170g skinned monk tails • 1tblsp. five spice powder • 1tbsp. salt • 4 tblesp. olive oil • Handful flat chopped parsley • 75g pitted black olives

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• 800g new potatoes, scraped clean with sea salt and black pepper • 200g roasted peppers in oil • Basil leaves • Lemon wedges to serve

Which dish says ‘home’ to you? Haggis, neaps and tatties.

Method: What’s always in your fridge at home? The essentials: milk, butter, cheese and eggs. Go on… Share with us your secret junk food indulgence. White pudding supper Who has been your biggest inspiration? Gordon Ramsay – after watching him on Boiling Point 10 years ago, you got to see the struggle he went through to getting to where he is today and he proved that the best food doesn’t just come from France. What three words would your kitchen colleagues use to describe you? Swears too much! 26

1. Heat the oven to 200C/Gas mark 6. Add the potatoes to a pan of well salted boiling water and cook for 12-15 minutes. 2. Prepare a plate with the five-spice, paprika and salt and roll the fish until completely coated. 3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and sear the monkfish for 1 ½ to 2 minutes each side until golden. 4. Transfer the fish to a hot roasting tray and bake for 8 minutes.

5. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Lightly crush them with a fork, add the olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning. Stir in the chopped peppers, olives and basil. 6. Cut the monkfish into thick slices. Spoon the crushed potatoes onto a large serving plate and arrange the fish on top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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CHEF FOCUS

CHEF FOCUS

Eat my words

> INTERVIEW BY SARAH WATTIE

Roland Grassick, sous chef at Dizzy’s Bar and Diner on Carden Place, Aberdeen. Who are your fantasy dinner party guests? David Gilmore from Pink Floyd. He is a musical genius and I have admired him for as long as I can remember. I’d also want Barak Obama there. What are your top three desert island ingredients? Tea, rowies and Canadian Club whiskey not exactly ingredients, but I could survive on that. What is your food heaven and your food hell? I love Aberdeen Angus beef but absolutely hate sweet breads, which is sheep intestines: the smell gets me every time.

Spiced monkfish with crushed new potatoes, roasted red peppers and olives Ingredients • 4 -170g skinned monk tails • 1tblsp. five spice powder • 1tbsp. salt • 4 tblesp. olive oil • Handful flat chopped parsley • 75g pitted black olives

d CZ Diamon Nevada d e h c n Just lau K in the U r store e to ou Exclusiv erdeen b A in

• 800g new potatoes, scraped clean with sea salt and black pepper • 200g roasted peppers in oil • Basil leaves • Lemon wedges to serve

Which dish says ‘home’ to you? Haggis, neaps and tatties.

Method: What’s always in your fridge at home? The essentials: milk, butter, cheese and eggs. Go on… Share with us your secret junk food indulgence. White pudding supper Who has been your biggest inspiration? Gordon Ramsay – after watching him on Boiling Point 10 years ago, you got to see the struggle he went through to getting to where he is today and he proved that the best food doesn’t just come from France. What three words would your kitchen colleagues use to describe you? Swears too much! 26

1. Heat the oven to 200C/Gas mark 6. Add the potatoes to a pan of well salted boiling water and cook for 12-15 minutes. 2. Prepare a plate with the five-spice, paprika and salt and roll the fish until completely coated. 3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and sear the monkfish for 1 ½ to 2 minutes each side until golden. 4. Transfer the fish to a hot roasting tray and bake for 8 minutes.

5. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Lightly crush them with a fork, add the olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning. Stir in the chopped peppers, olives and basil. 6. Cut the monkfish into thick slices. Spoon the crushed potatoes onto a large serving plate and arrange the fish on top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Restaurant REVIEWS > WORDS BY CAROL BROWN

Dinner Review: Cock & Bull I visited the Cock and Bull close to Balmedie at the onset of a blustery autumn, so it was good to get inside the low-beamed inn. The lounge was full, so we went straight to our table in the bright, modern conservatory. There is also a separate, cosy, wood-panelled restaurant area.

Luigi’s Lunch Review: Luigi’s Restaurant Luigi’s Restaurant, within the Holiday Inn at Westhill, has recently opened its doors to diners at lunchtime on weekdays. By 1pm, a number of tables were taken a mix of ladies (that’s me) doing lunch and business people, all being looked after by the friendly and efficient staff. The design of the restaurant creates a sense of privacy and the use of dark wood and comfortable leather chairs gives a modern, yet cosy atmosphere. An ‘espresso’ lunch menu is offered £14.95 for two courses or £17.95 for three with a choice of six starters, six main 28

courses and three desserts. The menu includes Italian staples such as minestrone soup, lasagne and pizza margarita. Being lunchtime, I polished my halo and declined wine. The well constructed list covered many of the classic Italian regions from north to south, as well as a few guest appearances from other countries. My friend’s tasty rustic pate was chunky, laced through with pistachios and served with a very good chutney. My antipasto contained one of my favourite combinations- Parma ham and fresh figs. There was also buffalo mozzarella, tomato and watermelon.

After toying with the idea of grilled sardines (I love them but they are so fiddly…), I opted for grilled chicken breast with a classic cream, mushroom and tomato sauce. The chicken was moist and served with potatoes and roasted veggies. Across the table, my friend enjoyed a creamy, generously proportioned fettuccini carbonara. It finally defeated her, although she still found space to help me with my pear and almond flan. Luigi’s Restaurant Holiday Inn, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire. AB326TT Tel:01224 270300. Luigi’s is also open in the evening.

The all-day menu shows classics such as deep-fried locally landed haddock and Aberdeen Angus burgers. Ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible. competition. The Cock and Bull is kindly offering one hungry Trend reader the opportunity to win dinner for 2 and a complimentary bottle of house champagne, valid for 6 months. For a chance to win this great prize, answer the following question: For how long is the prize valid? Email your answer with “Cock and Bull” in the subject box, along with your name, address and telephone number, and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to: info@trendmagazine.co.uk Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.

My hubby is a bit of a pastry fan so went for a goat’s cheese, red onion marmalade puff pastry tartlet, a good contrast of sweet and savoury flavours lifted by a tomato and basil dressing: £4.95. I enjoyed a confit of Gressingham duck leg with a wholesome wild mushroom, puy lentil and grain mustard stew: £5.50 The wine list carries a mix of old and new world classic styles, with a number being available by the glass. We enjoyed a rather zingy, minerally bottle of Leasingham Riesling 2005 from the Clare Valley in Australia: £19.95.

For my main course, I had two perfectly seared fillets of sea bass on top of a creamy lobster risotto. The creaminess was cut with the sharpness of the accompanying lemon braised fennel: £17.50. Hubby’s seared loin of venison was tender and accompanied by a parsnip puree, roast carrots and a beetroot and thyme jus: £16.95 A glass of forward, dark berry-driven Merlot Tannat, from Uruguay, complemented it well. We finished with very good rhubarb and ginger bread and butter pudding, with real vanilla custard: £5.25 and a selection of Celtic cheeses: £6.95. We managed to secure a comfy sofa in the homely lounge for coffee. It’s a complete contrast to the conservatory, adorned floor to ceiling with quirky finds. The Cock and Bull provides an out of town location of contrasts with good food and friendly service. The Cock and Bull, Ellon Road, Blairton, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. Tel 01358743249 www.thecockandbull.co.uk 29


RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Restaurant REVIEWS > WORDS BY CAROL BROWN

Dinner Review: Cock & Bull I visited the Cock and Bull close to Balmedie at the onset of a blustery autumn, so it was good to get inside the low-beamed inn. The lounge was full, so we went straight to our table in the bright, modern conservatory. There is also a separate, cosy, wood-panelled restaurant area.

Luigi’s Lunch Review: Luigi’s Restaurant Luigi’s Restaurant, within the Holiday Inn at Westhill, has recently opened its doors to diners at lunchtime on weekdays. By 1pm, a number of tables were taken a mix of ladies (that’s me) doing lunch and business people, all being looked after by the friendly and efficient staff. The design of the restaurant creates a sense of privacy and the use of dark wood and comfortable leather chairs gives a modern, yet cosy atmosphere. An ‘espresso’ lunch menu is offered £14.95 for two courses or £17.95 for three with a choice of six starters, six main 28

courses and three desserts. The menu includes Italian staples such as minestrone soup, lasagne and pizza margarita. Being lunchtime, I polished my halo and declined wine. The well constructed list covered many of the classic Italian regions from north to south, as well as a few guest appearances from other countries. My friend’s tasty rustic pate was chunky, laced through with pistachios and served with a very good chutney. My antipasto contained one of my favourite combinations- Parma ham and fresh figs. There was also buffalo mozzarella, tomato and watermelon.

After toying with the idea of grilled sardines (I love them but they are so fiddly…), I opted for grilled chicken breast with a classic cream, mushroom and tomato sauce. The chicken was moist and served with potatoes and roasted veggies. Across the table, my friend enjoyed a creamy, generously proportioned fettuccini carbonara. It finally defeated her, although she still found space to help me with my pear and almond flan. Luigi’s Restaurant Holiday Inn, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire. AB326TT Tel:01224 270300. Luigi’s is also open in the evening.

The all-day menu shows classics such as deep-fried locally landed haddock and Aberdeen Angus burgers. Ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible. competition. The Cock and Bull is kindly offering one hungry Trend reader the opportunity to win dinner for 2 and a complimentary bottle of house champagne, valid for 6 months. For a chance to win this great prize, answer the following question: For how long is the prize valid? Email your answer with “Cock and Bull” in the subject box, along with your name, address and telephone number, and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to: info@trendmagazine.co.uk Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.

My hubby is a bit of a pastry fan so went for a goat’s cheese, red onion marmalade puff pastry tartlet, a good contrast of sweet and savoury flavours lifted by a tomato and basil dressing: £4.95. I enjoyed a confit of Gressingham duck leg with a wholesome wild mushroom, puy lentil and grain mustard stew: £5.50 The wine list carries a mix of old and new world classic styles, with a number being available by the glass. We enjoyed a rather zingy, minerally bottle of Leasingham Riesling 2005 from the Clare Valley in Australia: £19.95.

For my main course, I had two perfectly seared fillets of sea bass on top of a creamy lobster risotto. The creaminess was cut with the sharpness of the accompanying lemon braised fennel: £17.50. Hubby’s seared loin of venison was tender and accompanied by a parsnip puree, roast carrots and a beetroot and thyme jus: £16.95 A glass of forward, dark berry-driven Merlot Tannat, from Uruguay, complemented it well. We finished with very good rhubarb and ginger bread and butter pudding, with real vanilla custard: £5.25 and a selection of Celtic cheeses: £6.95. We managed to secure a comfy sofa in the homely lounge for coffee. It’s a complete contrast to the conservatory, adorned floor to ceiling with quirky finds. The Cock and Bull provides an out of town location of contrasts with good food and friendly service. The Cock and Bull, Ellon Road, Blairton, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. Tel 01358743249 www.thecockandbull.co.uk 29


COCKTAIL

MALMAISON

21st Century

Cocktailia… The following Eggnog recipe should help stave off possible pneumonia ater the cold snap- although I’m no doctor, so that advice should not be taken seriously…

Wine: Sweet Temptations > WORDS BY CAROL BROWN

Hennessy Fine de Cognac with its fragrances of orange blossom, cinnamon and honey, followed by brioche and grilled almond on the palate, seems an ideal choice as the base spirit here.

Eggnog 67.5ml 12.5ml 12.5ml 1 50ml

Hennessy Fine de Cognac Monin Vanilla Syrup Double Cream Fresh Egg Milk

Method: Add ingredients to a pan and warm - do not boil. Pour into a heatproof glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. That’s it, simple.

I make no secret of my love of sweet wines and with so many styles out there, there is one to suit every occasion; you don’t have to confine their enjoyment to pudding time. the society’s exhibition sauternes, 2006, Bordeaux, France On a recent eye-opening trip to Sauternes, I enjoyed the elegance of the style with everything from the classic accompaniments of foie gras and Roquefort cheese, to oriental sausage stir-fry and lobster with a mango dressing! This is a beautifully elegant example, with the grapefruit-like freshness of acidity providing a balance to the tropical fruit and raisin sweetness. £14.95 The Wine Society.www.thewinesociety.com De soto Pedro Ximenez sherry, spain You can call him PX for short. Forget any preconceptions about sherry and open your mind to the dark lusciousness of this intense sherry. The PX grapes are sun-dried to concentrate the fruit. The resulting sweetness has gentle nutty undertones with a dried fig-like intensity. The acidity meanders in to lift the wine. Drink alongside a chocolate and almond tart, Christmas cake or pour a little over some good vanilla ice cream. Contact Forth Wines for closest supplier.01577866015

Adrian Gomes, General Manager, Snafu www.clubsnafu.com 30

Malmaison Aberdeen, the 12th addition to the Malmaison boutique hotel chain, has opened its doors. Formerly the Queen’s Hotel, the building has been transformed into a stunning luxury hotel with the usual Malmaison style and flair for design. It boasts 80 luxurious bedrooms and suites, some with private terraces.

Quady elysium Black muscat, california 2005

For nights out (or in!) head to the bar, complete with its own whisky snug and walk-in whisky pantry or why not sample the delights of the brasserie, while watching the chefs at work on the open grill. For intimate parties of up to 12, the private dining room in the brasserie is perfect for special occasions and celebrations.

Fragrantly floral with intense aromas of squishy ripe raspberry and bramble, this is sweet and mouth coating and reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. Tried and tested alongside a dark chocolate mousse with a raspberry compote! Wine Raks, Aberdeen £8.50 37.5cl

The Spa will be your ideal retreat from daily life, offering a range of treatments, steam room, drench showers, relaxation room, nail bar, spray tanning and a fully-equipped gym.

In the heart of Aberdeen’s West End, for business or pleasure, Malmaison Aberdeen has it all! To celebrate its opening, Malmaison Aberdeen is offering one lucky Trend reader Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, including a bottle of wine, for a night in one of their Superior Rooms. The stay is for two people, valid until the end of April and can be taken on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, subject to availability. To enter please answer this question: with the arrival of malmaison aberdeen, how many hotels are now in the malmaison chain? Email you answer with ‘Malmaison’ in the subject box, together with your name, address, telephone number and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to: info@trendmagazine.co.uk Malmaison Aberdeen 49-53 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP Tel: 01224 327370 www.malmaison.com 31


COCKTAIL

MALMAISON

21st Century

Cocktailia… The following Eggnog recipe should help stave off possible pneumonia ater the cold snap- although I’m no doctor, so that advice should not be taken seriously…

Wine: Sweet Temptations > WORDS BY CAROL BROWN

Hennessy Fine de Cognac with its fragrances of orange blossom, cinnamon and honey, followed by brioche and grilled almond on the palate, seems an ideal choice as the base spirit here.

Eggnog 67.5ml 12.5ml 12.5ml 1 50ml

Hennessy Fine de Cognac Monin Vanilla Syrup Double Cream Fresh Egg Milk

Method: Add ingredients to a pan and warm - do not boil. Pour into a heatproof glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. That’s it, simple.

I make no secret of my love of sweet wines and with so many styles out there, there is one to suit every occasion; you don’t have to confine their enjoyment to pudding time. the society’s exhibition sauternes, 2006, Bordeaux, France On a recent eye-opening trip to Sauternes, I enjoyed the elegance of the style with everything from the classic accompaniments of foie gras and Roquefort cheese, to oriental sausage stir-fry and lobster with a mango dressing! This is a beautifully elegant example, with the grapefruit-like freshness of acidity providing a balance to the tropical fruit and raisin sweetness. £14.95 The Wine Society.www.thewinesociety.com De soto Pedro Ximenez sherry, spain You can call him PX for short. Forget any preconceptions about sherry and open your mind to the dark lusciousness of this intense sherry. The PX grapes are sun-dried to concentrate the fruit. The resulting sweetness has gentle nutty undertones with a dried fig-like intensity. The acidity meanders in to lift the wine. Drink alongside a chocolate and almond tart, Christmas cake or pour a little over some good vanilla ice cream. Contact Forth Wines for closest supplier.01577866015

Adrian Gomes, General Manager, Snafu www.clubsnafu.com 30

Malmaison Aberdeen, the 12th addition to the Malmaison boutique hotel chain, has opened its doors. Formerly the Queen’s Hotel, the building has been transformed into a stunning luxury hotel with the usual Malmaison style and flair for design. It boasts 80 luxurious bedrooms and suites, some with private terraces.

Quady elysium Black muscat, california 2005

For nights out (or in!) head to the bar, complete with its own whisky snug and walk-in whisky pantry or why not sample the delights of the brasserie, while watching the chefs at work on the open grill. For intimate parties of up to 12, the private dining room in the brasserie is perfect for special occasions and celebrations.

Fragrantly floral with intense aromas of squishy ripe raspberry and bramble, this is sweet and mouth coating and reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. Tried and tested alongside a dark chocolate mousse with a raspberry compote! Wine Raks, Aberdeen £8.50 37.5cl

The Spa will be your ideal retreat from daily life, offering a range of treatments, steam room, drench showers, relaxation room, nail bar, spray tanning and a fully-equipped gym.

In the heart of Aberdeen’s West End, for business or pleasure, Malmaison Aberdeen has it all! To celebrate its opening, Malmaison Aberdeen is offering one lucky Trend reader Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, including a bottle of wine, for a night in one of their Superior Rooms. The stay is for two people, valid until the end of April and can be taken on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, subject to availability. To enter please answer this question: with the arrival of malmaison aberdeen, how many hotels are now in the malmaison chain? Email you answer with ‘Malmaison’ in the subject box, together with your name, address, telephone number and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to: info@trendmagazine.co.uk Malmaison Aberdeen 49-53 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP Tel: 01224 327370 www.malmaison.com 31


RESTAURANT REVIEW

Say Cheese > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

Serving up a generous slice of individuality is The Raspberry Cheesecake – one of the newest and most exciting additions to Aberdeen’s food and shopping scene.

Opened recently by Jacquie Ashcroft – proprietor of The Deli at Cults – The Raspberry Cheesecake introduces to Bridge of Don an indulgent experience that combines everyone’s two greatest loves – shopping and dining. The Raspberry Cheesecake is both a gift shop showcasing quirky, individual designs, and a café dishing up wholesome, hearty, home-cooked food. Jacquie is a discerning buyer, ordering stock from small companies and refusing to buy in bulk. The shop’s cabinets 32

feature Jersey pottery, Countryhome candles, Tiger Tiger statues, Darlington crystal and organic baby gifts. It has a dedicated food corner, boasting condiments, teas and coffees, oils and vinegars and Belgian chocolates. As well as offering a gift wrapping service, the gift shop will soon introduce fresh flowers and a wedding service, offering everything from stationery to favours and cakes.

are on the menu that day are available to buy and heat in the oven at home,” explained Jacquie, who does much of the cooking and is soon to introduce outside catering. “I don’t believe in food that leaves a factory, bound for a warehouse and eventually to the shelves of a supermarket. What you get here is good, plain, home-cooked food.”

Managed by Jacquie’s daughter, Sarah Walker, The Raspberry Cheesecake is decorated throughout in warm and vibrant bright colours.

Drop into The Raspberry Cheesecake mid-week for breakfast and enjoy hot, filled softies or a piping hot bowl of porridge. Alternatively, spend a relaxing Saturday or Sunday morning by browsing the gift shop before enjoying a full Scottish breakfast.

The café on the mezzanine floor serves delicous, old-fashioned dishes, including sausage and mash, hearty soups, baked potatoes, paninis and home-baked cakes. “The specials that

The Raspberry Cheesecake Unit 2, Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don Aberdeen AB13 0EE Tel: 01224 826061 www.theraspberrycheesecake.com 33


RESTAURANT REVIEW

Say Cheese > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

Serving up a generous slice of individuality is The Raspberry Cheesecake – one of the newest and most exciting additions to Aberdeen’s food and shopping scene.

Opened recently by Jacquie Ashcroft – proprietor of The Deli at Cults – The Raspberry Cheesecake introduces to Bridge of Don an indulgent experience that combines everyone’s two greatest loves – shopping and dining. The Raspberry Cheesecake is both a gift shop showcasing quirky, individual designs, and a café dishing up wholesome, hearty, home-cooked food. Jacquie is a discerning buyer, ordering stock from small companies and refusing to buy in bulk. The shop’s cabinets 32

feature Jersey pottery, Countryhome candles, Tiger Tiger statues, Darlington crystal and organic baby gifts. It has a dedicated food corner, boasting condiments, teas and coffees, oils and vinegars and Belgian chocolates. As well as offering a gift wrapping service, the gift shop will soon introduce fresh flowers and a wedding service, offering everything from stationery to favours and cakes.

are on the menu that day are available to buy and heat in the oven at home,” explained Jacquie, who does much of the cooking and is soon to introduce outside catering. “I don’t believe in food that leaves a factory, bound for a warehouse and eventually to the shelves of a supermarket. What you get here is good, plain, home-cooked food.”

Managed by Jacquie’s daughter, Sarah Walker, The Raspberry Cheesecake is decorated throughout in warm and vibrant bright colours.

Drop into The Raspberry Cheesecake mid-week for breakfast and enjoy hot, filled softies or a piping hot bowl of porridge. Alternatively, spend a relaxing Saturday or Sunday morning by browsing the gift shop before enjoying a full Scottish breakfast.

The café on the mezzanine floor serves delicous, old-fashioned dishes, including sausage and mash, hearty soups, baked potatoes, paninis and home-baked cakes. “The specials that

The Raspberry Cheesecake Unit 2, Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don Aberdeen AB13 0EE Tel: 01224 826061 www.theraspberrycheesecake.com 33


ADVERTORIAL

Inflation and Investments

My BigBreak

“My big break came in 1997 when I received the backing of the Chess Group Board to devote my attentions to building Space Solutions.” 34

style tips from Aberdeen Appointments Agency in association with dressyourWay style consultancy. First impressions count – it’s a fact. So when you have a limited time to make a first impression in a job interview, ensure that what you wear does not let you down.

Essentially, inflation is the rate of increase in the price of goods and services, which affects the purchasing value of money. Currently, consumers’ perceptions of inflation are the worst they have been in nine years, as rising food and energy prices bite hard and the value of the pound falls.

For most interviews, you will be expected to dress smartly but that does not mean you need to stifle individuality; it depends on the organisation you wish to join. An advertising agency will be looking for evidence of creativity, whereas a traditional accountancy firm is likely to want its workforce to be more formal.

Space Solutions has an impressive portfolio of public and private sector clients in the energy, financial and facilities management sectors. Its 140 strong workforce is responsible for developing commercial property concepts to installing and delivering the client in situ in what is a turnkey service.

Any money you invest has to grow by at least the rate of inflation (currently 5%) to stop its purchasing power falling.

A key trend for women this winter is the trouser suit. This season’s version has evolved from a masculine look, to a softer, feminine version. Try deep plum shades if you are bored with black. Marks and Spencer have some well-cut suits in both their Autograph Essentials and Per Una ranges at prices that won’t break the bank, as do Principles and Warehouse. For those willing to spend a little more, head to Aberdeen’s West End to try Quinn & Donnelly at Esslemont 2 and Sandwich and Sticky Fingers at Hamish Munro.

2003 to 2006 was a period of rapid growth for Space Solutions, which saw the unveiling of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Livingston.

Responsible for the continued development and day-to-day management of this ambitious business, Steve now has his sights set on a Space Solutions presence in the North-east of England in the second half of 2009.

A key consideration for the investor is to diversify investments as widely as possible, spreading capital between different types of investment.

In July 2007, Steve led a management buy-out with fellow directors Kenny, Mark Wilson and Derek Binnie and early this year, the firm opened its first base south of the border in Peterborough.

Space Solutions, Bishop House, 50, Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UP Tel: 01224 218500

It doesn’t take James Dyson to point out that the key to leveraging early business success is in recognising a gap in the market and going all out to exploit it.

“I recognised an opportunity to establish a business which would provide architectural and design services in the commercial property marketplace,” explained Aberdeen University science graduate, Steve (40).

Lauren Webster of AAA.

inflation is insidious. before you know it, it creeps up and can inflict lasting damage to your wealth.

> WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

After two years in a general management role with Aberdeen-based property development and investment specialists, the Chess Group, Steve Judge did just that.

Dress for success

For the first three months, Steve ran the business single-handed, with the support of sub-contractors. He then lured chartered architect, Kenny Cope, to the firm.

When investing, it is the medium to longer term, which should always be the guiding principle. Short-term volatility has always been a feature of stock markets, but it should not detract from being able to take the long-term view. Historically, equities have always had the ability to deliver inflation-beating returns.

Most people do not have the time or knowledge to understand the most tax-efficient ways of managing future investments, which is why it is vital to follow the financial advice of a professional advisor with access to the products and fund managers best suited to handle your wealth and future prosperity. To find out more please contact Gary Walker on 01224 202400 gary.walker@sjpp.co.uk

Men cannot go wrong with a sharp suit. This season’s contemporary looks include the Montague Burton Heritage Collection, which takes its inspiration from traditional tailoring brought up to date with a modern fit. Transform your chances of success by visiting www.aaajobs.co.uk for your chance to win a style makeover with www.dressyourway.com AAA Ltd., 461 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB Tel: 01224 211211 www.aaajobs.co.uk 35


ADVERTORIAL

Inflation and Investments

My BigBreak

“My big break came in 1997 when I received the backing of the Chess Group Board to devote my attentions to building Space Solutions.” 34

style tips from Aberdeen Appointments Agency in association with dressyourWay style consultancy. First impressions count – it’s a fact. So when you have a limited time to make a first impression in a job interview, ensure that what you wear does not let you down.

Essentially, inflation is the rate of increase in the price of goods and services, which affects the purchasing value of money. Currently, consumers’ perceptions of inflation are the worst they have been in nine years, as rising food and energy prices bite hard and the value of the pound falls.

For most interviews, you will be expected to dress smartly but that does not mean you need to stifle individuality; it depends on the organisation you wish to join. An advertising agency will be looking for evidence of creativity, whereas a traditional accountancy firm is likely to want its workforce to be more formal.

Space Solutions has an impressive portfolio of public and private sector clients in the energy, financial and facilities management sectors. Its 140 strong workforce is responsible for developing commercial property concepts to installing and delivering the client in situ in what is a turnkey service.

Any money you invest has to grow by at least the rate of inflation (currently 5%) to stop its purchasing power falling.

A key trend for women this winter is the trouser suit. This season’s version has evolved from a masculine look, to a softer, feminine version. Try deep plum shades if you are bored with black. Marks and Spencer have some well-cut suits in both their Autograph Essentials and Per Una ranges at prices that won’t break the bank, as do Principles and Warehouse. For those willing to spend a little more, head to Aberdeen’s West End to try Quinn & Donnelly at Esslemont 2 and Sandwich and Sticky Fingers at Hamish Munro.

2003 to 2006 was a period of rapid growth for Space Solutions, which saw the unveiling of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Livingston.

Responsible for the continued development and day-to-day management of this ambitious business, Steve now has his sights set on a Space Solutions presence in the North-east of England in the second half of 2009.

A key consideration for the investor is to diversify investments as widely as possible, spreading capital between different types of investment.

In July 2007, Steve led a management buy-out with fellow directors Kenny, Mark Wilson and Derek Binnie and early this year, the firm opened its first base south of the border in Peterborough.

Space Solutions, Bishop House, 50, Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UP Tel: 01224 218500

It doesn’t take James Dyson to point out that the key to leveraging early business success is in recognising a gap in the market and going all out to exploit it.

“I recognised an opportunity to establish a business which would provide architectural and design services in the commercial property marketplace,” explained Aberdeen University science graduate, Steve (40).

Lauren Webster of AAA.

inflation is insidious. before you know it, it creeps up and can inflict lasting damage to your wealth.

> WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

After two years in a general management role with Aberdeen-based property development and investment specialists, the Chess Group, Steve Judge did just that.

Dress for success

For the first three months, Steve ran the business single-handed, with the support of sub-contractors. He then lured chartered architect, Kenny Cope, to the firm.

When investing, it is the medium to longer term, which should always be the guiding principle. Short-term volatility has always been a feature of stock markets, but it should not detract from being able to take the long-term view. Historically, equities have always had the ability to deliver inflation-beating returns.

Most people do not have the time or knowledge to understand the most tax-efficient ways of managing future investments, which is why it is vital to follow the financial advice of a professional advisor with access to the products and fund managers best suited to handle your wealth and future prosperity. To find out more please contact Gary Walker on 01224 202400 gary.walker@sjpp.co.uk

Men cannot go wrong with a sharp suit. This season’s contemporary looks include the Montague Burton Heritage Collection, which takes its inspiration from traditional tailoring brought up to date with a modern fit. Transform your chances of success by visiting www.aaajobs.co.uk for your chance to win a style makeover with www.dressyourway.com AAA Ltd., 461 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB Tel: 01224 211211 www.aaajobs.co.uk 35


ADVERTORIAL

ADVERTORIAL

Modern day home with tradition at heart > WORDS BY TOMMY MCCARTHY ‘trAditionAl development’ with a modern out look, in the heart of the city.

Enjoy a 21st century lifestyle, in a stylish detached 5 bedroom home. Very few traditional homes can boast of such an extensive upgrade, this property has been thoughtfully extended to bring a modern feel to what was a traditional granite property in the desirable west end of the City.

The many improvements include what is now regarded as a 'must have' in any modern family home - an extremely spacious and modern kitchen/family room complete with underfloor heating and full height bifold doors opening out onto the patio and rear garden. This development by Leathan Property.Com Ltd was carried out on behalf of S & S Properties Ltd and is one of three ongoing major developments for the company. S & S Properties feel that despite the current financial climate there is still a need for good quality properties in sought after locations. If you have a project in mind but are unsure where to start, consulting someone with practical experience

....despite the current financial climate there is still a need for good quality properties in sought after locations.

ranging from everyday property developments to commercial management may be the right option for you. Call us today! To view this project from start to finish please visit www.leathanproperty.com

Leathan Property.Com Ltd 8, Balmoral Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 6HH Tel: 0706 100 1199 E-mail: info@leathanproperty.com www.leathanproperty.com 37

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ADVERTORIAL

ADVERTORIAL

Modern day home with tradition at heart > WORDS BY TOMMY MCCARTHY ‘trAditionAl development’ with a modern out look, in the heart of the city.

Enjoy a 21st century lifestyle, in a stylish detached 5 bedroom home. Very few traditional homes can boast of such an extensive upgrade, this property has been thoughtfully extended to bring a modern feel to what was a traditional granite property in the desirable west end of the City.

The many improvements include what is now regarded as a 'must have' in any modern family home - an extremely spacious and modern kitchen/family room complete with underfloor heating and full height bifold doors opening out onto the patio and rear garden. This development by Leathan Property.Com Ltd was carried out on behalf of S & S Properties Ltd and is one of three ongoing major developments for the company. S & S Properties feel that despite the current financial climate there is still a need for good quality properties in sought after locations. If you have a project in mind but are unsure where to start, consulting someone with practical experience

....despite the current financial climate there is still a need for good quality properties in sought after locations.

ranging from everyday property developments to commercial management may be the right option for you. Call us today! To view this project from start to finish please visit www.leathanproperty.com

Leathan Property.Com Ltd 8, Balmoral Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 6HH Tel: 0706 100 1199 E-mail: info@leathanproperty.com www.leathanproperty.com 37

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TESTIMONIALS

Worldwide travellers expect and demand world class service: Understandably, Apex Mansions is their natural choice. To experience the ultimate in Serviced Accommodation, contact our Operations Manager, Debbie Morrison on 07796 175 698, or visit our website and book online. APEX MANSIONS Apex House, York Street Aberdeen AB11 5DD Tel: 01224 212022 Web: www.apexmansions.com 38


ADVERTISEMENTS

TESTIMONIALS

Worldwide travellers expect and demand world class service: Understandably, Apex Mansions is their natural choice. To experience the ultimate in Serviced Accommodation, contact our Operations Manager, Debbie Morrison on 07796 175 698, or visit our website and book online. APEX MANSIONS Apex House, York Street Aberdeen AB11 5DD Tel: 01224 212022 Web: www.apexmansions.com 38


style Awards

COMPETITION

TREND AWARDS

Claim your crown in the Trend life with

> WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

News of Trend’s glamorous new awards initiative designed to showcase the exeptional talent that contributes to all that’s exciting in life in the North-east has sparked considerable excitement.

The 10 gongs up for grabs in the Trend Life with Style Awards ceremony: Preen Beauty is a New York inspired salon that offers a wide range of decadent treatments, including luxury spa pedicures and the highly popular Nouveau extensions.

*FASHION RETAILER OF THE YEAR *INTERIORS ELITE IN *HOTEL STAR *EXCELLENCE BEAUTY PROVISION *CREATIVE MINDS HEALTH AND *ALL-ROUND FITNESS DESTINATION *SLANJ (DRINKS DESTINATIONS) *IRRESISTIBLE RESTAURANT CONTRIBUTION *OUTSTANDING TO THE NORTH-EAST’S LIFESTYLE SCENE HAIR DESIGNER CROWN * High Street or Independent

Independent or department store

Independent or chain

Preen Beauty is delighted to offer the celebrities’ favourite NEOM luxury organic products, including holistic treatment candles preferred by Kylie, Kate Moss and by Cheryl Cole, who scented her wedding with ‘Real Luxury’, a beautiful range of body products and home mists. These 100% Organic products are available exclusively at Preen Beauty in Aberdeen. Preen Beauty is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a luxury manicure, luxury spa pedicure and express eyelash extensions. To be in with the chance of winning this pampering prize, tell us which city inspired this salon? Email your answer with ‘Preen’ in the subject box, along with your name, address and telephone number and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to info@trendmagazine.co.uk. Terms and conditions apply, visit www.trendmagazine.co.uk for details. Preen Beauty, 275 Holburn Street, Aberdeen Tel: 01224 594066 40

Open to spas, beauty salons, nail parlours

Open to businesses or individuals who can demonstrate design flair in their specialist area

Open to fitness clubs, gyms, hotels, public and private sector workplaces

Open to independent bars, nightclubs, restaurant/hotel/bistro bars

Open to independents or chains, including hotel and workplace restaurants

The judging panel will be headed up by Simone Barnett, head of communication and development at AVC Media Enterprises. Nomination forms and more information about each of the categories can be found on our website: www.trendmagazine.co.uk. The awards will culminate in a glittering dinner to be held on Thursday, June 11, at The Marcliffe Hotel, Spa and Restaurant. Charity Inspire – which aims to offer opportunities for an excellent quality of life for people with learning disabilities in the North-east – is our chosen beneficiary. Trend director, Gill Buyers, said: “The considerable early interest in the Trend Life with Style Awards has been quite overwhelming and vindicates our bold decision to launch them. We’ve attracted prominent judges from the North-east’s business and lifestyle scene whose involvement demonstrates the prestige with which these awards are being received.” For details of table sales and sponsorship opportunities, contact Trend Events co-ordinator Lynn Batham: Lynn@trendmagazine.co.uk.

Independent or chain

Look out for more information in the February/March issue of Trend.


style Awards

COMPETITION

TREND AWARDS

Claim your crown in the Trend life with

> WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

News of Trend’s glamorous new awards initiative designed to showcase the exeptional talent that contributes to all that’s exciting in life in the North-east has sparked considerable excitement.

The 10 gongs up for grabs in the Trend Life with Style Awards ceremony: Preen Beauty is a New York inspired salon that offers a wide range of decadent treatments, including luxury spa pedicures and the highly popular Nouveau extensions.

*FASHION RETAILER OF THE YEAR *INTERIORS ELITE IN *HOTEL STAR *EXCELLENCE BEAUTY PROVISION *CREATIVE MINDS HEALTH AND *ALL-ROUND FITNESS DESTINATION *SLANJ (DRINKS DESTINATIONS) *IRRESISTIBLE RESTAURANT CONTRIBUTION *OUTSTANDING TO THE NORTH-EAST’S LIFESTYLE SCENE HAIR DESIGNER CROWN * High Street or Independent

Independent or department store

Independent or chain

Preen Beauty is delighted to offer the celebrities’ favourite NEOM luxury organic products, including holistic treatment candles preferred by Kylie, Kate Moss and by Cheryl Cole, who scented her wedding with ‘Real Luxury’, a beautiful range of body products and home mists. These 100% Organic products are available exclusively at Preen Beauty in Aberdeen. Preen Beauty is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a luxury manicure, luxury spa pedicure and express eyelash extensions. To be in with the chance of winning this pampering prize, tell us which city inspired this salon? Email your answer with ‘Preen’ in the subject box, along with your name, address and telephone number and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to info@trendmagazine.co.uk. Terms and conditions apply, visit www.trendmagazine.co.uk for details. Preen Beauty, 275 Holburn Street, Aberdeen Tel: 01224 594066 40

Open to spas, beauty salons, nail parlours

Open to businesses or individuals who can demonstrate design flair in their specialist area

Open to fitness clubs, gyms, hotels, public and private sector workplaces

Open to independent bars, nightclubs, restaurant/hotel/bistro bars

Open to independents or chains, including hotel and workplace restaurants

The judging panel will be headed up by Simone Barnett, head of communication and development at AVC Media Enterprises. Nomination forms and more information about each of the categories can be found on our website: www.trendmagazine.co.uk. The awards will culminate in a glittering dinner to be held on Thursday, June 11, at The Marcliffe Hotel, Spa and Restaurant. Charity Inspire – which aims to offer opportunities for an excellent quality of life for people with learning disabilities in the North-east – is our chosen beneficiary. Trend director, Gill Buyers, said: “The considerable early interest in the Trend Life with Style Awards has been quite overwhelming and vindicates our bold decision to launch them. We’ve attracted prominent judges from the North-east’s business and lifestyle scene whose involvement demonstrates the prestige with which these awards are being received.” For details of table sales and sponsorship opportunities, contact Trend Events co-ordinator Lynn Batham: Lynn@trendmagazine.co.uk.

Independent or chain

Look out for more information in the February/March issue of Trend.


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surroundings promote a sense of calm and tranquillity. Even the tiger’s eye bracelet bearing my locker number contained restorative properties. Following advice, I arrived an hour early to explore the delights of the various heat experiences, from the crystal steam room to the hot sauna cabinet. There’s also the option to cool off with a refreshing ice rub or an Artic mist shower before returning to another therapeutic warm experience. The pressures of my week floated away in the vitality pool with its contoured airbed on which air and water streams massage the entire body.

Soar at Gleneagles > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

Mounted against a lush backdrop of tumbling Scottish countryside, turning into the sweeping entrance to the grand 850 acre Gleneagles estate is enough to make any visitor from home or away drop to his knees and pray. Met mid-driveway and relieved of my bags by the kilted concierge, I was warmly greeted at reception and accompanied to the recently refurbished fourth floor. The unobtrusive custodian of my luggage waited at the end of the corridor while I familiarised myself with the splendour of one of the nine new Spirit Suites. The decadent 122.5 sq.m. John Browne Suite had all the touches of home and 42

more: fresh flowers, Wi-Fi access, LCD televisions, a Sony Playstation, DVD players and a coffee maker with an extensive selection of ground beans. While I appreciated a glass of the Chardonnay on ice on my dining table (it would have been churlish not to), Patrick – who is charged with the responsibility of attending to the suites’ guests’ every whim – arrived with a jug of fresh cold milk. Feeling like Julia Roberts in Gere’s suite in Pretty Woman, only my appointment at the spa could tempt me away. The award-winning Spa at Gleneagles by Espa is a soothing haven whose elegant

Therapist Kirsty led me to one of 20 treatment rooms, invited me to select oils for my treatment, and treated me to a welcome foot massage. After an invigorating body exfoliation, shower and mini-facial, I relaxed into the Purva Karma four-handed massage – a caressing and attentive treatment that made me forget myself. At no time was I conscious of the other therapist entering of leaving the room during what must be the ultimate indulgence. The after-glow was spent in the calming relaxation room on a reclining bed with a reading lamp and choice of six music channels.

at the table. We savoured some of Scotland’s finest cheeses over coffee and a chat with Michelin-starred chef, Andrew Fairlie. On driving out of the resort the next morning, I concluded that it’s little wonder that some of the world’s most passionate golfers make it their life’s ambition to make the pilgrimage to the Mecca that is Gleneagles. Nibbling on the salty, crumbly shortbread reception had given me to send me on my journey, I reflected that I, for one, would happily carry their clubs… TREND READER OFFER: Quote ‘Trend magazine’ at time of booking an overnight stay and qualify for a free room upgrade (subject to availability). The Gleaneagles Hotel and Spa Auchterarder, Perthshie PH3 1NF Tel: 01764 662231 www.gleneagles.com

On my return to the John Browne Suite, Frenchman Patrick was on hand with a platter of delicious pre-dinner canapés and, with infectious enthusiasm, guided me through the process of concocting the perfect margarita, which I sipped while dressing for dinner. It was served in the grand Strathearn dining room by waiter/sommelier Matthew, who brought an entertaining touch to the dining experience. I devoured a starter of succulent scallops and shared with my companion the perfectly pink chateaubriand, carved 43


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surroundings promote a sense of calm and tranquillity. Even the tiger’s eye bracelet bearing my locker number contained restorative properties. Following advice, I arrived an hour early to explore the delights of the various heat experiences, from the crystal steam room to the hot sauna cabinet. There’s also the option to cool off with a refreshing ice rub or an Artic mist shower before returning to another therapeutic warm experience. The pressures of my week floated away in the vitality pool with its contoured airbed on which air and water streams massage the entire body.

Soar at Gleneagles > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

Mounted against a lush backdrop of tumbling Scottish countryside, turning into the sweeping entrance to the grand 850 acre Gleneagles estate is enough to make any visitor from home or away drop to his knees and pray. Met mid-driveway and relieved of my bags by the kilted concierge, I was warmly greeted at reception and accompanied to the recently refurbished fourth floor. The unobtrusive custodian of my luggage waited at the end of the corridor while I familiarised myself with the splendour of one of the nine new Spirit Suites. The decadent 122.5 sq.m. John Browne Suite had all the touches of home and 42

more: fresh flowers, Wi-Fi access, LCD televisions, a Sony Playstation, DVD players and a coffee maker with an extensive selection of ground beans. While I appreciated a glass of the Chardonnay on ice on my dining table (it would have been churlish not to), Patrick – who is charged with the responsibility of attending to the suites’ guests’ every whim – arrived with a jug of fresh cold milk. Feeling like Julia Roberts in Gere’s suite in Pretty Woman, only my appointment at the spa could tempt me away. The award-winning Spa at Gleneagles by Espa is a soothing haven whose elegant

Therapist Kirsty led me to one of 20 treatment rooms, invited me to select oils for my treatment, and treated me to a welcome foot massage. After an invigorating body exfoliation, shower and mini-facial, I relaxed into the Purva Karma four-handed massage – a caressing and attentive treatment that made me forget myself. At no time was I conscious of the other therapist entering of leaving the room during what must be the ultimate indulgence. The after-glow was spent in the calming relaxation room on a reclining bed with a reading lamp and choice of six music channels.

at the table. We savoured some of Scotland’s finest cheeses over coffee and a chat with Michelin-starred chef, Andrew Fairlie. On driving out of the resort the next morning, I concluded that it’s little wonder that some of the world’s most passionate golfers make it their life’s ambition to make the pilgrimage to the Mecca that is Gleneagles. Nibbling on the salty, crumbly shortbread reception had given me to send me on my journey, I reflected that I, for one, would happily carry their clubs… TREND READER OFFER: Quote ‘Trend magazine’ at time of booking an overnight stay and qualify for a free room upgrade (subject to availability). The Gleaneagles Hotel and Spa Auchterarder, Perthshie PH3 1NF Tel: 01764 662231 www.gleneagles.com

On my return to the John Browne Suite, Frenchman Patrick was on hand with a platter of delicious pre-dinner canapés and, with infectious enthusiasm, guided me through the process of concocting the perfect margarita, which I sipped while dressing for dinner. It was served in the grand Strathearn dining room by waiter/sommelier Matthew, who brought an entertaining touch to the dining experience. I devoured a starter of succulent scallops and shared with my companion the perfectly pink chateaubriand, carved 43


SENSORY DINING

PRIVATE BENJAMIN

Private Benjamin

Blinded by delights > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

As someone who likes to think of herself as a bit of a foodie, I arrived at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, to sample a new dining concept with a certain amount of ill-judged complacency.

I pronounced the next flavour to be predominantly venison, until our host informed us it was peppercorn spiced carpaccio of ostrich. And the sorbet turned out to be laced with Irn Bru.

By blindfolding diners who sample dishes and beverages of which they’ve no prior knowledge, the sensory dining experience promises to challenge the palate and heighten awareness of the food’s flavours, smells and textures by allowing non-visual senses to take over.

Langoustine and roe deer – which I was convinced was monk fish and salt beef - truly opened my blindfolded eyes to the extent to which we call on sight when experiencing good food.

The first of five courses had me flummoxed. I detected the beetroot, but would never have guessed its smoked eel, apple and horseradish accompaniments.

I despise desserts, but this one had me polishing the plate – because, as I later discovered, it was olive and chocolate sponge with asparagus ice cream and carrot jelly.

> WORDS BY ALISON DANIELS

At £60 per person, including drinks and a donation to the Scottish Guide Dogs for the Blind, it’s probably the one blind date I’d be happy to repeat. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festive Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR Email: grandedinburgh.sheraton@sheraton.com www.sheraton.com/grandedinburgh Sensory Dining can be experienced on Friday 6th February and Friday 6th March 2009.

It’s too early on a bitterly cold Saturday morning to be skulking in hedgerows, but I’m in Duthie Park to try one of the British Military Fitness classes. Today’s instructors are Jokim, an Australian ex-commando and Stephen, who used to be a paratrooper.

photographer is having a very amusing time, exhorting me to smile when I want to lie down and die. Jokim is great at keeping everyone going and after what feels like several hours of torture, we head down the hill again for a stretching cool-down.

The beginners group warms up, then yomps uphill where the serious exercise begins. I have the aerobic capacity of a dead gnat, and it begins to show quite quickly once we start doing star jumps, tuck jumps, running, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and something called a burpee, which I’m pretty sure contravenes the Human Rights Convention. Worse, a toblerone isn’t a chocolate break, but involves sticking your bottom in the air and your head on the ground. I have mud on my knees and now know what Duthie Park tastes like.

Over three quarters of the people who take the free trial class join up. I suspect the others will be found under a pile of leaves come spring.

The class attracts people from 16 upwards and there’s a lady in her 70s in our group. She’s better at press-ups than I am, since I keep checking for dog poo. Trend’s

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At £29 per month, with extra classes thrown in for the more advanced, it’s better value than the gym, though it does have drawbacks like mud, rain, bemused passers-by and a lack of showers. Jokim tells me it’s a much more intense workout where beginners will burn off 500 calories, much more than at the gym. It’s certainly effective - I was sore from the ears down ‘til Tuesday! British Military Fitness hold seven classes a week in Duthie Park. www.britmilfit.com

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SENSORY DINING

PRIVATE BENJAMIN

Private Benjamin

Blinded by delights > WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

As someone who likes to think of herself as a bit of a foodie, I arrived at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, to sample a new dining concept with a certain amount of ill-judged complacency.

I pronounced the next flavour to be predominantly venison, until our host informed us it was peppercorn spiced carpaccio of ostrich. And the sorbet turned out to be laced with Irn Bru.

By blindfolding diners who sample dishes and beverages of which they’ve no prior knowledge, the sensory dining experience promises to challenge the palate and heighten awareness of the food’s flavours, smells and textures by allowing non-visual senses to take over.

Langoustine and roe deer – which I was convinced was monk fish and salt beef - truly opened my blindfolded eyes to the extent to which we call on sight when experiencing good food.

The first of five courses had me flummoxed. I detected the beetroot, but would never have guessed its smoked eel, apple and horseradish accompaniments.

I despise desserts, but this one had me polishing the plate – because, as I later discovered, it was olive and chocolate sponge with asparagus ice cream and carrot jelly.

> WORDS BY ALISON DANIELS

At £60 per person, including drinks and a donation to the Scottish Guide Dogs for the Blind, it’s probably the one blind date I’d be happy to repeat. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festive Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR Email: grandedinburgh.sheraton@sheraton.com www.sheraton.com/grandedinburgh Sensory Dining can be experienced on Friday 6th February and Friday 6th March 2009.

It’s too early on a bitterly cold Saturday morning to be skulking in hedgerows, but I’m in Duthie Park to try one of the British Military Fitness classes. Today’s instructors are Jokim, an Australian ex-commando and Stephen, who used to be a paratrooper.

photographer is having a very amusing time, exhorting me to smile when I want to lie down and die. Jokim is great at keeping everyone going and after what feels like several hours of torture, we head down the hill again for a stretching cool-down.

The beginners group warms up, then yomps uphill where the serious exercise begins. I have the aerobic capacity of a dead gnat, and it begins to show quite quickly once we start doing star jumps, tuck jumps, running, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and something called a burpee, which I’m pretty sure contravenes the Human Rights Convention. Worse, a toblerone isn’t a chocolate break, but involves sticking your bottom in the air and your head on the ground. I have mud on my knees and now know what Duthie Park tastes like.

Over three quarters of the people who take the free trial class join up. I suspect the others will be found under a pile of leaves come spring.

The class attracts people from 16 upwards and there’s a lady in her 70s in our group. She’s better at press-ups than I am, since I keep checking for dog poo. Trend’s

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At £29 per month, with extra classes thrown in for the more advanced, it’s better value than the gym, though it does have drawbacks like mud, rain, bemused passers-by and a lack of showers. Jokim tells me it’s a much more intense workout where beginners will burn off 500 calories, much more than at the gym. It’s certainly effective - I was sore from the ears down ‘til Tuesday! British Military Fitness hold seven classes a week in Duthie Park. www.britmilfit.com

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Inspired by his grandfather, Richie Ramsay has had the golf bug since the age of three. As a typical Aberdeen schoolboy, Richie tried most sports throughout his childhood. It wasn’t long, however, before he realised golf was his forte. Richie was 13 when he started taking his ‘hobby’ seriously, and, as well as being a member of Hazlehead Golf Club, also accepted an opportunity to join Royal Aberdeen. Two years later he was taking part in his first national tournament in West Kilbride. He went on to forge a successful amateur career that featured several national titles, a regular

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slot in the Scottish national team and a place in the Great Britain & Ireland 2005 Walker Cup side. It reached a memorable, and historic, peak in 2006 when he won the US Amateur Championship, the first Scot to do so in over a century. Richie turned professional in July 2007, playing on the Challenge Tour and securing victories in Germany and France during his first full year on the circuit. These triumphs, and consistently high performances in other events during 2008, secured him 6th place overall on the tour and a card for next season’s European Tour. Competing has already taken Richie around the world, and his travels in the near future will feature the Far East, Australia and South Africa as he embarks

on the 2008/09 European Tour to compete among the continent’s elite golfers. During this time Richie hopes to play on his favourite course, Loch Lomond, as he takes part in the Scottish Open. A modest Richie professes he wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of his supporters and sponsors. Aberdeen’s Craig Group has been sponsoring him since July 2008. He says: “They are an integral part of my success.” Richie is every bit the professional golfer a cool, level-headed young man. He is extremely focused and shows great determination for the coming year. When asked if he has any advice for young aspiring golfers he replies: “I’d tell them to work hard, practice their short game and, above all, believe in themselves.” Sound advice from a guy who has clearly followed his own example.


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ANDY GORDON @

J. BARBER & SON BUTCHERS Est.1963

Passionate about good quality produce and the best customer service. • Locally sourced & supplied beef, lamb, pork & game • Fresh locally supplied fish • Organic vegetables • Free range chicken & turkey • Delicious pie selection

Open Daily - Monday to Saturday 35-37 Chattan Place, Aberdeen AB10 6RB

Telephone: 01224 587553

www.jbarberandsonbutchers.co.uk

On par with Richie Ramsay... > INTERVIEW BY NICOLA SMITH

After turning professional in July 2007, Richie Ramsay is teeing up new challenges in the year ahead …

Inspired by his grandfather, Richie Ramsay has had the golf bug since the age of three. As a typical Aberdeen schoolboy, Richie tried most sports throughout his childhood. It wasn’t long, however, before he realised golf was his forte. Richie was 13 when he started taking his ‘hobby’ seriously, and, as well as being a member of Hazlehead Golf Club, also accepted an opportunity to join Royal Aberdeen. Two years later he was taking part in his first national tournament in West Kilbride. He went on to forge a successful amateur career that featured several national titles, a regular

This page has been sponsored by:

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slot in the Scottish national team and a place in the Great Britain & Ireland 2005 Walker Cup side. It reached a memorable, and historic, peak in 2006 when he won the US Amateur Championship, the first Scot to do so in over a century. Richie turned professional in July 2007, playing on the Challenge Tour and securing victories in Germany and France during his first full year on the circuit. These triumphs, and consistently high performances in other events during 2008, secured him 6th place overall on the tour and a card for next season’s European Tour. Competing has already taken Richie around the world, and his travels in the near future will feature the Far East, Australia and South Africa as he embarks

on the 2008/09 European Tour to compete among the continent’s elite golfers. During this time Richie hopes to play on his favourite course, Loch Lomond, as he takes part in the Scottish Open. A modest Richie professes he wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of his supporters and sponsors. Aberdeen’s Craig Group has been sponsoring him since July 2008. He says: “They are an integral part of my success.” Richie is every bit the professional golfer a cool, level-headed young man. He is extremely focused and shows great determination for the coming year. When asked if he has any advice for young aspiring golfers he replies: “I’d tell them to work hard, practice their short game and, above all, believe in themselves.” Sound advice from a guy who has clearly followed his own example.


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A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif Jonathan Cape, RRP £12.99 (Hardback) Shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award 2008, the intriguingly-titled A Case of Exploding Mangoes by debut novelist, Mohammed Hanif, is a mystery woven around the unexplained 1988 plane crash of General Zia ul Haq, military dictator of Pakistan.

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Narrated by Junior Under Officer, Ali Shigri and told in flashback, the author weaves a tale of the events leading up to this incident and the theories of how it happened, including curses, mechanical failure and the mango season! A colourful and funny thriller, Hanif’s first novel proves an entertaining read.

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: and 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions by Mick O’Hare Profile Books RRP £7.99 (Paperback) Following on from New Scientist magazine’s previous collections from their ‘Last Word’ column, Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is the ideal present for those who like their facts on the quirky side. Answering such queries as is it possible to drive a car into the back of a moving truck à la the minis in The Italian Job or which parts of the body are the most nutritious to eat if you had to, this book takes the sometimes bizarre wonderings of the New Scientist’s readers and gives thoughtful responses to their questions. An endlessly fascinating read, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is a wonderful book to dip in and out of as the mood takes you.

> WORDS BY JUDY MARSHALL Thanks to Waterstones

Dear Fatty by Dawn French Century, RRP £18.99 (Hardback) One of Britain’s best-loved comedians, Dawn French has written, in a series of letters to family and friends, her memoirs, dedicated to her father, who died when she was 19 and missed seeing her subsequent success as a performer, both individually and with her comedy partner and friend, Jennifer Saunders. Whether reminiscing with her brother about the family dog, Hunni, or memorable kisses with a wide array of characters, including the afore-mentioned dog, George Clooney and, of course, Lenny Henry, Dawn’s trademark humour shines through, letting the reader into her important relationships, the highs and lows of her life, and giving insight into her comedic influences. A warm and occasionally poignant read.

Enid Blyton: The Famous Five’s Survival Guide Hodder RRP £15.99 (Hardback) Dedicated to Timmy the dog, this guide to how to be a member of The Famous Five will appeal to both children and those of us who have fond memories of adults being outwitted by the team, followed by sandwiches and ginger beer! Written in the spirit of all their old adventures, you even get an unsolved mystery to get your teeth into, whilst learning how to survive a shipwreck, basic first aid, how to track wildlife and advice on interrogation techniques and spotting a liar. An altogether jolly thrilling book!

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Book Reviews

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif Jonathan Cape, RRP £12.99 (Hardback) Shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award 2008, the intriguingly-titled A Case of Exploding Mangoes by debut novelist, Mohammed Hanif, is a mystery woven around the unexplained 1988 plane crash of General Zia ul Haq, military dictator of Pakistan.

COCKTAIL GLASSES THAT SHAKE AND STIR!

18-24 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SP 01224 641270 Open 7 days

www.novagifts.co.uk 48

Narrated by Junior Under Officer, Ali Shigri and told in flashback, the author weaves a tale of the events leading up to this incident and the theories of how it happened, including curses, mechanical failure and the mango season! A colourful and funny thriller, Hanif’s first novel proves an entertaining read.

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: and 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions by Mick O’Hare Profile Books RRP £7.99 (Paperback) Following on from New Scientist magazine’s previous collections from their ‘Last Word’ column, Does Anything Eat Wasps? and Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is the ideal present for those who like their facts on the quirky side. Answering such queries as is it possible to drive a car into the back of a moving truck à la the minis in The Italian Job or which parts of the body are the most nutritious to eat if you had to, this book takes the sometimes bizarre wonderings of the New Scientist’s readers and gives thoughtful responses to their questions. An endlessly fascinating read, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is a wonderful book to dip in and out of as the mood takes you.

> WORDS BY JUDY MARSHALL Thanks to Waterstones

Dear Fatty by Dawn French Century, RRP £18.99 (Hardback) One of Britain’s best-loved comedians, Dawn French has written, in a series of letters to family and friends, her memoirs, dedicated to her father, who died when she was 19 and missed seeing her subsequent success as a performer, both individually and with her comedy partner and friend, Jennifer Saunders. Whether reminiscing with her brother about the family dog, Hunni, or memorable kisses with a wide array of characters, including the afore-mentioned dog, George Clooney and, of course, Lenny Henry, Dawn’s trademark humour shines through, letting the reader into her important relationships, the highs and lows of her life, and giving insight into her comedic influences. A warm and occasionally poignant read.

Enid Blyton: The Famous Five’s Survival Guide Hodder RRP £15.99 (Hardback) Dedicated to Timmy the dog, this guide to how to be a member of The Famous Five will appeal to both children and those of us who have fond memories of adults being outwitted by the team, followed by sandwiches and ginger beer! Written in the spirit of all their old adventures, you even get an unsolved mystery to get your teeth into, whilst learning how to survive a shipwreck, basic first aid, how to track wildlife and advice on interrogation techniques and spotting a liar. An altogether jolly thrilling book!

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welcome to Pissouri, the real cyprus… Trend is delighted to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a week for four people in the luxurious two-bedroom Zeta Villa in Pissouri Village, to be taken the last week in February 2009 (may be subject to change at the owners’ discretion).

The freshly decorated, contemporary accommodation offers a twin room and master double bedroom, which has a terrace where you can enjoy morning coffee al fresco. The generous open plan living space leads out onto an extremely large terrace which benefits from panoramic views to both Pissouri Bay and Mount Olympia. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and a communal swimming pool is

situated adjacent to the apartment. For your chance to win, email your answer the following question: In which village is Zeta Villa situated? Email your answer with “Cyprus” in the subject box, along with your name, address and telephone number, and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to: info@trendmagazine.co.uk Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.

Jerome Jerome, tucked in a quiet corner of Golden Square, is a restaurant with a difference. Using mainly organic and/or locally grown produce, with vegetarian dishes a speciality, Jerome Jerome’s offers healthy and mouth-watering seasonal meals at a reasonable price, either for a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner. In the evenings, why not try the basement bar with its organic beers, teas and coffees, and tempting tapas? Or, if

you’re looking for an intimate venue for a special occasion, you could contact owner Jerry Patel and his friendly staff about booking the upstairs function room. If good food with a conscience appeals, Jerome Jerome is the place to be. Jerome Jerome 8 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RB Tel: 01224 648525 Email: website@jerome-jerome.co.uk www.jerome-jerome.co.uk

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Jewellery designer to the stars, Gerry Summers, draws his inspiration from the art of ancient cultures. The subtle signatures of the Egyptians, Incas, Greeks and Romans creep into most of his designs, which have been adorned by supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Diana Ross, Amanda Holden and Natalie Cole. Raised in Kintore, Gerry moved to London in 1977 to claim his place at the Central St Martin’s School of Art. “My best friend was studying interior design in London, and told me there were only two ways in which to live there: be rich, or be a student, but one way or the other, he said, I had to be a part of it,” recalls Gerry. “My dad was a blacksmith and the way I looked at it, a career in jewellery design was the same, but on a smaller scale.” After graduating in 1980, he spent two years honing his jewellery skills as a craftsman with a number of top jewellers, before launching Gerry Summers Jewellery Design in 1983. 52

After many years in Soho, he moved his business to Richmond, where he lives with his opera and ballet costume designer wife, Suzanne Parkinson, and their 10-year-old son, Ruaridh. Gerry’s jewellery designs, some of which sell for £100,000s, are predominantly in 18+ carat gold or platinum and frequently feature very precious colourful stones such as tanzanite, aqua marine, emerald, ruby and sapphire.

Gerry – who has won a clutch of awards - sells to private clients, but his collections can also be purchased in stores in New York and California. Tel: 0208 748 4700 Email: GerrySummers@mac.com www.gerrythejeweller.com

The garden centre is full of unique little gifts and gadgets to put a smile on all your loved ones’ faces. From jewellery to teddy bears, and kitchen utensils to photo frames, you’re sure to find something that suits.

notebook £3.99

My dad was a blacksmith and the way I looked at it, a career in jewellery design was the same, but on a smaller scale.

His lifestyle is as dazzling as his jewels. He exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 on board a yacht now owned by Brad Pitt, and dined at the LA home of Ozzy Osbourne as a guest at Elton John’s Oscars party.

much need to hit the garden centre…..well, you’re wrong! Get digging to see what you can find.

Giant teacup and saucer Planter £19.99 terramuni money Pot £18 each scented candles £8.00 each

Gerry Summers

cushions £15.00 each

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> WORDS BY JULIA MACRAE

GARDEN CENTRE GIFTS

GARDEN CENTRE GIFTS Gone are the days when garden centres were merely for picking up those outdoor necessities. Now they possess their very own gift shops, which are full of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. So your garden is all prepped and pruned for winter, and you don’t have

Jewellery designer to the stars, Gerry Summers, draws his inspiration from the art of ancient cultures. The subtle signatures of the Egyptians, Incas, Greeks and Romans creep into most of his designs, which have been adorned by supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Diana Ross, Amanda Holden and Natalie Cole. Raised in Kintore, Gerry moved to London in 1977 to claim his place at the Central St Martin’s School of Art. “My best friend was studying interior design in London, and told me there were only two ways in which to live there: be rich, or be a student, but one way or the other, he said, I had to be a part of it,” recalls Gerry. “My dad was a blacksmith and the way I looked at it, a career in jewellery design was the same, but on a smaller scale.” After graduating in 1980, he spent two years honing his jewellery skills as a craftsman with a number of top jewellers, before launching Gerry Summers Jewellery Design in 1983. 52

After many years in Soho, he moved his business to Richmond, where he lives with his opera and ballet costume designer wife, Suzanne Parkinson, and their 10-year-old son, Ruaridh. Gerry’s jewellery designs, some of which sell for £100,000s, are predominantly in 18+ carat gold or platinum and frequently feature very precious colourful stones such as tanzanite, aqua marine, emerald, ruby and sapphire.

Gerry – who has won a clutch of awards - sells to private clients, but his collections can also be purchased in stores in New York and California. Tel: 0208 748 4700 Email: GerrySummers@mac.com www.gerrythejeweller.com

The garden centre is full of unique little gifts and gadgets to put a smile on all your loved ones’ faces. From jewellery to teddy bears, and kitchen utensils to photo frames, you’re sure to find something that suits.

notebook £3.99

My dad was a blacksmith and the way I looked at it, a career in jewellery design was the same, but on a smaller scale.

His lifestyle is as dazzling as his jewels. He exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 on board a yacht now owned by Brad Pitt, and dined at the LA home of Ozzy Osbourne as a guest at Elton John’s Oscars party.

much need to hit the garden centre…..well, you’re wrong! Get digging to see what you can find.

Giant teacup and saucer Planter £19.99 terramuni money Pot £18 each scented candles £8.00 each

Gerry Summers

cushions £15.00 each

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Bright Young Things DESIGNER FEATURE

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It takes imagination and considerable creative talent to produce a head-turning outfit from a mere £15. Yet, that’s what three 2nd year Aberdeen College students achieved, using no more than a bag of headscarves. HND textile students Rebecca Astill, Fiona McCrae and Katie Sharp, made up one of the eight teams who came head to head in a ‘style-off’ challenge as part of a recent fashion show in aid of Children 1st. The project challenged the students to design an outfit from garments purchased on the limited budget from a Children 1st charity shop. Trend’s business development co-ordinator, Sarah Wattie, was among the six judges to declare Fiona of Fraserburgh, Katie of Hatton, and Ballater’s Rebecca as the winners. “Rather than buying items of clothing and simply updating them, the girls managed from scratch to create a colourful bodice and skirt from simple scarves, which really impressed the judges,” said Sarah. “The resulting outfit, modelled by Katie, had distinctive Victorian appeal and demonstrated real flair and confidence.” The girls were awarded with a certificate to add to their portfolio. Said Rebecca (19): “Taking part in the project was great fun and it was really exciting to see how each of the teams responded. We knew it was a risk to take such a radical approach in our design, but I’m thrilled it paid off.” 54

All photographs copyright of: Scott Clark • scottclark1407@hotmail.co.uk and Simone Brodie • simonebrodie28@hotmail.com

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> WORDS BY NIKI TENNANT

It takes imagination and considerable creative talent to produce a head-turning outfit from a mere £15. Yet, that’s what three 2nd year Aberdeen College students achieved, using no more than a bag of headscarves. HND textile students Rebecca Astill, Fiona McCrae and Katie Sharp, made up one of the eight teams who came head to head in a ‘style-off’ challenge as part of a recent fashion show in aid of Children 1st. The project challenged the students to design an outfit from garments purchased on the limited budget from a Children 1st charity shop. Trend’s business development co-ordinator, Sarah Wattie, was among the six judges to declare Fiona of Fraserburgh, Katie of Hatton, and Ballater’s Rebecca as the winners. “Rather than buying items of clothing and simply updating them, the girls managed from scratch to create a colourful bodice and skirt from simple scarves, which really impressed the judges,” said Sarah. “The resulting outfit, modelled by Katie, had distinctive Victorian appeal and demonstrated real flair and confidence.” The girls were awarded with a certificate to add to their portfolio. Said Rebecca (19): “Taking part in the project was great fun and it was really exciting to see how each of the teams responded. We knew it was a risk to take such a radical approach in our design, but I’m thrilled it paid off.” 54

All photographs copyright of: Scott Clark • scottclark1407@hotmail.co.uk and Simone Brodie • simonebrodie28@hotmail.com

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Aberdeen born Brett Jackson, Managing Director of Granite PR

At Granite PR we are passionate about media and promoting North East business. We develop innovative and cutting edge creative strategies for your business to be seen in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian.

Granite PR offers solid, reliable, prestigious public relations in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian at affordable prices. At Granite PR we have a strong focus on client service and relationships and we understand that every one of our clients requires a unique PR solution. The Granite PR team is passionate about Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian PR and brings years of media experience to its clients.

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> WORDS BY DAVID NICHOLSON Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky... if these names mean anything to you then down tools immediately and head straight to www.myspace.com/katerwaul because you may have just found your new favourite local band. It’s Saturday night in the Tunnels and before Katerwaul take the stage, I overhear a group of girls enthusiastically gushing about that night’s episode of X-Factor. I can’t help but smile; I’m fairly sure they’re in the wrong room. Katerwaul don’t really ‘do’ songs..not in the traditional sense anyway. Despite claims that this may change in the future (a piano led piece on their myspace may be a nod to this) it’s clear that Katerwaul circa 2008

are interested in lengthy, largely instrumental movements rather than neatly packaged pop songs. In 35 minutes, they’re lucky to squeeze in six of them. Live, Katerwaul are impassioned, unpredictable and at times absorbing. They understand arrangements instinctively and swing from periods of loose and delicately interwoven delayed guitar arpeggios and gentle falsetto, to moments of crashing, distorted bass-and-drum driven chaos. And back again. At times frenzied, at others fragile; Katerwaul know when they should and –crucially- should not live up to their name. Tim Courtney may be the closest thing Katerwaul has to a frontman - yet this idea clearly makes him feel uncomfortable. “I try

He balks at being described as the band leader:“We all have the same input in the band, the same say when we’re writing. If Nick doesn’t like a guitar line, we scrap it and try to figure out something else.” Back at The Tunnels, 35minutes-and-6movements-later the girls are still there, slightly stunned but still listening intently to a band that is probably not holding out for a spot on X Factor. Credit is due to both parties. Katerwaul’s new EP, ‘Here There Is No Why..’ is due for release in Feb’09. For more information, upcoming gigs and selected songs, check: www.myspace.com/katerwaulmusic Tim Courtney: Vocals/Guitar Sam Coleman: 2nd Guitar Graham Chalmers: Bass Nick Morrice: Drums

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to use my voice as the fifth instrument in the band,” he says. Yet there’s no denying his talent as a singer and his charisma on stage. You can tell he really believes in what he’s singing.

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Aberdeen born Brett Jackson, Managing Director of Granite PR

At Granite PR we are passionate about media and promoting North East business. We develop innovative and cutting edge creative strategies for your business to be seen in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian.

Granite PR offers solid, reliable, prestigious public relations in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian at affordable prices. At Granite PR we have a strong focus on client service and relationships and we understand that every one of our clients requires a unique PR solution. The Granite PR team is passionate about Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian PR and brings years of media experience to its clients.

If you are interested in PR in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Grampian, contact us for a free no obligation quote:

Tel: 01224 576070 Email: info@granitepr.co.uk 56

> WORDS BY DAVID NICHOLSON Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky... if these names mean anything to you then down tools immediately and head straight to www.myspace.com/katerwaul because you may have just found your new favourite local band. It’s Saturday night in the Tunnels and before Katerwaul take the stage, I overhear a group of girls enthusiastically gushing about that night’s episode of X-Factor. I can’t help but smile; I’m fairly sure they’re in the wrong room. Katerwaul don’t really ‘do’ songs..not in the traditional sense anyway. Despite claims that this may change in the future (a piano led piece on their myspace may be a nod to this) it’s clear that Katerwaul circa 2008

are interested in lengthy, largely instrumental movements rather than neatly packaged pop songs. In 35 minutes, they’re lucky to squeeze in six of them. Live, Katerwaul are impassioned, unpredictable and at times absorbing. They understand arrangements instinctively and swing from periods of loose and delicately interwoven delayed guitar arpeggios and gentle falsetto, to moments of crashing, distorted bass-and-drum driven chaos. And back again. At times frenzied, at others fragile; Katerwaul know when they should and –crucially- should not live up to their name. Tim Courtney may be the closest thing Katerwaul has to a frontman - yet this idea clearly makes him feel uncomfortable. “I try

He balks at being described as the band leader:“We all have the same input in the band, the same say when we’re writing. If Nick doesn’t like a guitar line, we scrap it and try to figure out something else.” Back at The Tunnels, 35minutes-and-6movements-later the girls are still there, slightly stunned but still listening intently to a band that is probably not holding out for a spot on X Factor. Credit is due to both parties. Katerwaul’s new EP, ‘Here There Is No Why..’ is due for release in Feb’09. For more information, upcoming gigs and selected songs, check: www.myspace.com/katerwaulmusic Tim Courtney: Vocals/Guitar Sam Coleman: 2nd Guitar Graham Chalmers: Bass Nick Morrice: Drums

© Copyright Topher Henderson • www.flickr.com/photos/topherhenderson

seen in Aberdeen

to use my voice as the fifth instrument in the band,” he says. Yet there’s no denying his talent as a singer and his charisma on stage. You can tell he really believes in what he’s singing.

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Porsche 911 Carrera S > WORDS BY DAVID GILLANDERS

Sensational! From the moment I sat in the Porsche 911 Carrera S – I just knew I would love it.This is a car designed by professionals for professionals

and back for the up change. Porsche in their infinite wisdom have designed their gear change to work in the opposite manner. I found the speed and execution of the gearbox phenomenal; this has to be the future.

From the excellent driving position and race developed dashboard, to the foot brace, everything fits and feels right. The rear engine is a 3.8 litre developing 385 hp with 420 nms of torque, coupled to what Porsche have called a PDK (PorscheDoppelkupplungsgetriebe) transmission; basically a manual and an automatic married together with launch control.

What about the launch control? Press the launch control button, left foot on the brake, right foot on the accelerator, hold maximum revs, launch control now active appears on the instrument cluster, release brake – the car will rocket to an outstanding 0 – 62 in 4.2 seconds going to 188 mph!

It is amazing to think that Porsche designed the PDK as far back as 1983 when it was used in their 956 race car. So when we read about Ferrari with the Cambio Corsa, followed by BMW’s SMG and then Volkswagen’s DSG and Mitsubishi’s TC-SST, all these trick 58

transmissions were developed after the Porsche PDK. Porsche now believe that the time is right for a fully developed and refined gear box, to operate as smoothly and gently as the torque converter-based tiptronic it replaces in the 911. The PDK box is as smooth as a conventional automatic, and in manual mode it can shift much more quickly and faster than the standard manual gearbox. Personally, the only minor irritation for me is that in most competition cars I have driven the gear change is forward for down changing

I asked myself, ‘is there a benefit to launch control and would I have it?’ Definitely! You can’t help but smile when using it. The price for the car on test is £81,000 and worth every penny.

Kindly supplied by Porsche Centre, Aberdeen


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Porsche 911 Carrera S > WORDS BY DAVID GILLANDERS

Sensational! From the moment I sat in the Porsche 911 Carrera S – I just knew I would love it.This is a car designed by professionals for professionals

and back for the up change. Porsche in their infinite wisdom have designed their gear change to work in the opposite manner. I found the speed and execution of the gearbox phenomenal; this has to be the future.

From the excellent driving position and race developed dashboard, to the foot brace, everything fits and feels right. The rear engine is a 3.8 litre developing 385 hp with 420 nms of torque, coupled to what Porsche have called a PDK (PorscheDoppelkupplungsgetriebe) transmission; basically a manual and an automatic married together with launch control.

What about the launch control? Press the launch control button, left foot on the brake, right foot on the accelerator, hold maximum revs, launch control now active appears on the instrument cluster, release brake – the car will rocket to an outstanding 0 – 62 in 4.2 seconds going to 188 mph!

It is amazing to think that Porsche designed the PDK as far back as 1983 when it was used in their 956 race car. So when we read about Ferrari with the Cambio Corsa, followed by BMW’s SMG and then Volkswagen’s DSG and Mitsubishi’s TC-SST, all these trick 58

transmissions were developed after the Porsche PDK. Porsche now believe that the time is right for a fully developed and refined gear box, to operate as smoothly and gently as the torque converter-based tiptronic it replaces in the 911. The PDK box is as smooth as a conventional automatic, and in manual mode it can shift much more quickly and faster than the standard manual gearbox. Personally, the only minor irritation for me is that in most competition cars I have driven the gear change is forward for down changing

I asked myself, ‘is there a benefit to launch control and would I have it?’ Definitely! You can’t help but smile when using it. The price for the car on test is £81,000 and worth every penny.

Kindly supplied by Porsche Centre, Aberdeen


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Sunnyside Consulting Leading city IT specialists, Sunnyside Consulting unveil the top three must-have gadgets in 2009! Alien Tech LCD Video Projector - Bring the big screen home Price around £150 • Turn any wall into a big screen • Superb quality • 6 foot diagonal projection • Suitable for use with DVD Players, TVs, PCs, Nintendo, Playstation, X-Box, iPods and digital cameras • Built-in speaker and amplifier • Vertical stand for projecting onto ceilings My Monopoly - Be a property tycoon in the middle of the recession Price around £80 • Customise your own monopoly • Feature spaces, places and icons of your own choice • Themed boards to choose from • Custom-made at the Monopoly factory Flip Digital Video Camera - time to tell Beadle you’re about! Price around £100 - £120 • Fantastically easy-to-use video camera • Several colours • 2GB memory • Automatic focusing • USB plug

Contempo, based in Queen’s Gardens in Aberdeen’s West End, is a boutique letting agent. Judith explains: “We are a small and flexible letting agent, where every client is an individual with different needs. We are property matchmakers.” Judith has many contacts in the business world and, together with leadership roles in Business Network International and Junior Chamber, also finds time to be a part of the Rotary. So whether you are an employer looking for a company property, a landlord looking for a tenant, or a tenant looking for your dream let, contact Aberdeen’s Letting angel, Judith Munro. Contempo Lettings 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 01224 619 360 Fax: 01224 626 227 www.contempolettings.co.uk

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The aim of our Media Mix night was to demonstrate to organisations that often, the best strategy is to adopt a combination of marketing mediums to raise an organisation’s profile, obtain the desired exposure and importantly, to get the most out of an investment during our current, tough economic climate. Spencer Buchan, Director for AVC Media Enterprises

AVC Brand Advertising welcomed over 50 local marketing and communications professionals to its ‘Media Mix’ event recently. Held at the new Altens-based AVC Business Centre, the event aimed to demonstrate the benefits of combining various communication mediums to gain maximum return on investment. Following a champagne reception, guests enjoyed seven presentations from local and national media representatives including STV, Northsound Radio, Trend Magazine, Original 106FM, Vox Magazine, CBS Outdoor and AVC Media Enterprises.

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Contempo Lettings Aberdeen’s Boutique letting agent A recent survey showed the granite city’s letting market is booming! Judith Munro, Founding Director of Contempo Lettings Aberdeen, which is celebrating its first anniversary, says she has never been busier.

Sunnyside Consulting Leading city IT specialists, Sunnyside Consulting unveil the top three must-have gadgets in 2009! Alien Tech LCD Video Projector - Bring the big screen home Price around £150 • Turn any wall into a big screen • Superb quality • 6 foot diagonal projection • Suitable for use with DVD Players, TVs, PCs, Nintendo, Playstation, X-Box, iPods and digital cameras • Built-in speaker and amplifier • Vertical stand for projecting onto ceilings My Monopoly - Be a property tycoon in the middle of the recession Price around £80 • Customise your own monopoly • Feature spaces, places and icons of your own choice • Themed boards to choose from • Custom-made at the Monopoly factory Flip Digital Video Camera - time to tell Beadle you’re about! Price around £100 - £120 • Fantastically easy-to-use video camera • Several colours • 2GB memory • Automatic focusing • USB plug

Contempo, based in Queen’s Gardens in Aberdeen’s West End, is a boutique letting agent. Judith explains: “We are a small and flexible letting agent, where every client is an individual with different needs. We are property matchmakers.” Judith has many contacts in the business world and, together with leadership roles in Business Network International and Junior Chamber, also finds time to be a part of the Rotary. So whether you are an employer looking for a company property, a landlord looking for a tenant, or a tenant looking for your dream let, contact Aberdeen’s Letting angel, Judith Munro. Contempo Lettings 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 01224 619 360 Fax: 01224 626 227 www.contempolettings.co.uk

Media Mix Event

The aim of our Media Mix night was to demonstrate to organisations that often, the best strategy is to adopt a combination of marketing mediums to raise an organisation’s profile, obtain the desired exposure and importantly, to get the most out of an investment during our current, tough economic climate. Spencer Buchan, Director for AVC Media Enterprises

AVC Brand Advertising welcomed over 50 local marketing and communications professionals to its ‘Media Mix’ event recently. Held at the new Altens-based AVC Business Centre, the event aimed to demonstrate the benefits of combining various communication mediums to gain maximum return on investment. Following a champagne reception, guests enjoyed seven presentations from local and national media representatives including STV, Northsound Radio, Trend Magazine, Original 106FM, Vox Magazine, CBS Outdoor and AVC Media Enterprises.

To find out more about Sunnyside Consulting, visit www.sunnyside-consulting.co.uk 60

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From left: David Gray, Gary Walker, David Lawrie, Harry Bowman, Jim Mitchell, Charlie Bain

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This September, six North-east businessmen recently successfully completed the Berlin Marathon in aid of their chosen charity, Dreams Come True. In doing so, and with the support of those who attended the Burlesque themed ball earlier in the month, a tremendous £35,000 was raised to help local children. For the second year, the runners chose to support Dreams Come True, a charity which helps to lift the spirits of children who have terminal or serious illness by fulfilling their most treasured dreams. The charity receives no government funding and relies on voluntary donations. Dreams children are aged 2-21 and suffer from a variety of illnesses,

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Gemma, aged 14 years, suffered from kidney failure and had a kidney transplant in 2006. Her dream was to take her first trip abroad to visit Disney Land, Paris. Gemma and her parents were also able to join us on a visit to No.10 Downing Street in June 2008 to meet the PM and his wife, and to celebrate 20 years of Dreams Come True.

including different forms of cancer, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and other severe life-limiting conditions. DCT aims to begin working on a dream within three months of receiving the request, and there are currently over 300 children who are waiting to have their dream come true. Some of the dreams fulfilled in the Aberdeen area recently include:

A dream come true can provide a positive focus for the children and their families, and we are always looking for more local children to help. To refer a child, please visit the DCT website,www.dctc.org.uk, or call 01730 815000.

Ashlyn, who is four years old and suffers from a rare paraplegic paralysis; she is oxygen dependent for 24 hours a day. Ashyln’s dream is to visit Walt Disney World in Florida and she is going with her brother, mum and dad in November.

Peter Newman, CEO of Dreams Come true charity, said: “The Aberdeen Dream Team have combined the commitment and courage of marathon running with an imagination and flair for fundraising that is truly breathtaking”.

Every dream is unique and DCT always does its best to fulfill each and every one.

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From left: David Gray, Gary Walker, David Lawrie, Harry Bowman, Jim Mitchell, Charlie Bain

Chasing the dream

This September, six North-east businessmen recently successfully completed the Berlin Marathon in aid of their chosen charity, Dreams Come True. In doing so, and with the support of those who attended the Burlesque themed ball earlier in the month, a tremendous £35,000 was raised to help local children. For the second year, the runners chose to support Dreams Come True, a charity which helps to lift the spirits of children who have terminal or serious illness by fulfilling their most treasured dreams. The charity receives no government funding and relies on voluntary donations. Dreams children are aged 2-21 and suffer from a variety of illnesses,

This page has been sponsored by:

Gemma, aged 14 years, suffered from kidney failure and had a kidney transplant in 2006. Her dream was to take her first trip abroad to visit Disney Land, Paris. Gemma and her parents were also able to join us on a visit to No.10 Downing Street in June 2008 to meet the PM and his wife, and to celebrate 20 years of Dreams Come True.

including different forms of cancer, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and other severe life-limiting conditions. DCT aims to begin working on a dream within three months of receiving the request, and there are currently over 300 children who are waiting to have their dream come true. Some of the dreams fulfilled in the Aberdeen area recently include:

A dream come true can provide a positive focus for the children and their families, and we are always looking for more local children to help. To refer a child, please visit the DCT website,www.dctc.org.uk, or call 01730 815000.

Ashlyn, who is four years old and suffers from a rare paraplegic paralysis; she is oxygen dependent for 24 hours a day. Ashyln’s dream is to visit Walt Disney World in Florida and she is going with her brother, mum and dad in November.

Peter Newman, CEO of Dreams Come true charity, said: “The Aberdeen Dream Team have combined the commitment and courage of marathon running with an imagination and flair for fundraising that is truly breathtaking”.

Every dream is unique and DCT always does its best to fulfill each and every one.

Win a ‘V.I.G’ style glamourous party at G Casino is one amazing venue, one great night out! Ever dreamt of a glamorous, celebrity style party for you and your friends? The hottest new venue in town, G Casino Aberdeen, is offering you the chance to win just that!

G Casino Aberdeen is offering one lucky winner, plus five friends, the chance to celebrate the festive season in style with a V.I.G (Very Important Guest) party - on the date of your choice. The glamorous evening will include a Limousine ride which will pick you up from your front door and take you home at the end of the evening, drinks on arrival, a three course meal with wine and a private ‘how to play’ session with one of the Casino Croupiers. G Casino Aberdeen is the place to go for the ‘new night out’ and offers V.I.G.s a fantastic leisure experience with great food, a late night bar and live entertainment all under one roof - it really

To win this fantastic prize, simply answer the following question: what was the name of Daniel craig’s first Bond film? A. Casino Bond B. Casino Royale C. Casino Solace Email your answer with “Casino” in the subject box, along with your name, address and telephone number, and state where you picked up your copy of Trend to: info@trendmagazine.co.uk G Casino Aberdeen 5 Exchequer Row, City Wharf Development, Aberdeen, AB11 5BW

terms and conditions: • Entrants must be over 18 years of age. • Entrants must become members of the casino in order to receive their prize. • The winner can choose the date of their party over the Christmas and New Year period, subject to availability (prize must be taken by 31st January 2009). • Winners and their nominated guests must bring photo ID with them on the evening. • The prize is for a maximum of six people. • Closing date for this competition is 7th January 2009.

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Take me, Take me WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST COPY OF TREND.... ART GALLERIES Bridgeview 1 North Esplanade West, Aberdeen AB11 5QF Tel: 592719 Butterworth Gallery (The) Ballogie, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5DP Tel: 01339 886104 CrossArt 50 Cotton Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EE Tel: 213248 Gallery Heinzel Thistle Hse, 24/26 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 625629 Gallery i 2b, Garioch Shopping Centre, Constitution Street, Inverurie AB51 4SQ Tel: 01467 625780 Junction Art and Gifts 282 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6DD Tel: 593653 Rendezvous Gallery (The) 100 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen AB15 4TL Tel: 323247

BARS AND RESTAURANTS Aberdeen Foyer 18 Marywell Street, Aberdeen AB11 6FS Tel: 224250 Albyn Bar and Restaurant (The) 11a Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YE Tel: 211666 Bieldside Pub (The) 37 North Deeside Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen AB15 9DB Tel: 867891 Broadstraik Inn (The) Elrick, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6TL Tel: 743217 Café 52 52 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE Tel: 590094 Café Montmartre 58-60 Justic Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EP Tel: 584599 Cinnamon 476 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TS Tel: 633328 Cock & Bull Ellon Road, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8XY Tel: 01358 743249 Dizzy’s Bar and Diner 70 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UL Tel: 625577 Eat on the Green Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7RS Tel: 01651 842337 Enigma The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 637373 Fennel Restaurant 10 Burn Lane, Inverurie AB51 4UZ Tel: 01467 670065 Fusion Bar & Bistro 10 North Silver Street, Aberdeen AB10 1RL Tel: 652959 G Casino 5 Exchequer Row, City Wharf Development AB11 5BN Tel: 0800 064 6000 Howies Restaurant 50 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SN Tel: 639500 International Casino 47 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5PZ Tel: 593400 La Bonne Baguette 19 Correction Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1HP Tel: 644445 La Stella 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen AB11 5BL Tel: 211414 Mains of Scotstown Inn 1 Jesmond Square East, Aberdeen AB22 8WT Tel: 825222 Milton Restaurant (The) Crathes, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH Tel: 01330 844566

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Mim 13 Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6HW Tel: 583866 Moonfish Café (The) 9 Correction Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1HP Tel: 644166 Musa 33 Exchange Street, Aberdeen AB11 6PH Tel: 571771 Music Club (The) 52-54 Langstane Place, Aberdeen AB11 6EN Tel: 676000 Ninety-Nine Bar & Kitchen1 Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1NN Tel: 658087 No.10 Tavern Ltd. 10 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL Tel: 631928 Number 1 Bar Brasserie 1 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL Tel: 611909 Olive Tree (The) 34 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YF Tel: 208877 Paramount Bar 1-25 Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6EA Tel: 590500 Snafu 1 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BU Tel: 596111 Spice Mill (The) Grandholm Crescent, Granholm Village, Aberdeen AB22 8AA Tel: 821700 Via Roma Restaurant 55-57 Market Place, Inverurie. AB51 3PY Tel: 01467 621378

CAR DEALERSHIPS Aberdeen Audi Abbotswell Road, West Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AD Tel: 400500 Adrian Smith Saab Bridge of Don Ind. Est, Aberdeen AB23 8EZ Tel:826000 John Clark BMW Wellington Road, Aberdeen AB12 3EW Tel:335577 John Clark Mini Wellington Road, Aberdeen AB12 3EW Tel:335555 JR Weir 31 Craigshaw Drive, Aberdeen AB12 3BE Tel: 634211 Porsche Centre Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AX Tel: 877778 Specialist Cars SEAT Craigshaw Road, Aberdeen AB12 4AH Tel: 402960 Specialist Cars Skoda Craigshaw Place, Aberdeen AB12 3AW Tel: 402900 Specialist Cars Volkswagen Craigshaw Crescent, Aberdeen AB12 3AW Tel: 384000 Stratstone Jaguar Aberdeen Langstracht Motoring Complex, Mastrick, Aberdeen AB16 6LA Tel: 666411 Town & County Land Rover Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AX Tel: 871219 Town & County Subaru & Isuzu Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AX Tel: 874333

COFFEE SHOPS AND DELIS At the Arches 33 South College Street, Aberdeen AB11 6LE Tel: 594999 Breadmaker (The) 50-52 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NT Tel: 641520

Browns Café 279 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2YB Tel: 637730 Café Coast Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5HP Tel: 280005 Costa at Waterstones 3-7 Union Bridge, Trinity Centre, Aberdeen AB11 6BG Tel: 592440 Cults Café Unit 12, The Courtyard, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SD Tel: 862690 D´éjà Vu 55d Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UB Tel: 624488 Foodstory (The) 22 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UA Tel: 622293 Francesca’s Unit 2, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 743172 Hammerton Store 336 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6LX Tel: 324449 John Lewis Espresso Bar George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1BW Tel: 625000 Marlin’s Coffee Shop The Galleria, Bon-Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6FB Tel: 590620 Mediterrano 40 St. Andrew Street, Aberdeen AB25 1JA Tel: 639799 Rocksalt & Snails 40 St Swithin Street, Aberdeen AB10 6XJ Tel: 200012 Starbucks Coffee Company Ltd. 208 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1DW Tel: 622260

FLORISTS Eden Creative 2 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen AB15 4TG Tel: 589051 Dolce Vita 39 Summerhill Drive, Aberdeen AB15 6EQ Tel: 200042 Flower Design 22-24 Evan Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BJ Tel: 01569 765489 Flower By Lesley 9 Barclay Street, Stonehaven AB39 2EQ Tel: 01569 765007 Nicky Walker Florist 89-61 St Swithin Street, Aberdeen AB10 6XL Tel: 323254

GOLF CENTRES Aspire Golf Centre South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YN Tel: 865750 Craibstone Golf Club Parkhead, Bucksburn Aberdeen AB12 5GL Tel: 716777 Golfscape 181 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BB Tel: 676263 Inchmarlo Resort and Golf Centre Inchmarlo, Banchory, Royal Deeside AB31 4BQ Tel: 01330 826424 Kings Links Golf Centre Golf Road, Aberdeen AB24 1RZ Tel: 641577 Meldrum House Golf Club Old Meldrum, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie AB51 0AE Tel: 01651 873553 Peterculter Golf Club Oldtown, Burnside Road, Peterculter AB14 0LN Tel: 735245

HAIR AND BEAUTY Ace of Blades 104 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BY Tel: 211608 Bajolo Beauty Spa 123 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ Tel: 01467 624420

Beauty at the Bridge 63 Elmbank Terrace, Aberdeen AB24 3NL Tel: 274477 Beauty Fountain (The) 51 Holburn Road, Aberdeen AB10 6EY Tel: 212888 Beauty Uncovered 381 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB15 9SX Tel: 869882 Biyoni 44 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NP Tel: 626602 Chocolate Monkeys 35 Allardice Street, Stonehaven AB39 2AB Tel: 01569 763822 Cinnamon Fringe 3-5 Union Lane, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9DS Tel: 01358 729995 Edge Hairdressing (The) 45 West High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QQ Tel: 01467 624873 Findlays 12 Albyn Grove, Aberdeen AB10 6SQ Tel: 574657 Findlays 365 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7FQ Tel: 593431 First Nails Plus Beauty 1 South Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 7RQ Tel: 593232 Hair Shop (The) 42 Balmoral Place, Aberdeen AB10 6HP Tel: 212192 House (The) 34 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PY Tel: 586699 Ishoka 11 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YP Tel: 641900 Ishoka 33 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NQ Tel: 624449 Kirkwood Fyfe 12 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 643999 Meka Hair Design 99 North Deeside Road, Peterculter AB14 0RR Tel: 732192 Mens Room (The) 6 Waverley Place, Aberdeen AB10 1XH Tel: 643737 Odyssey Hair Design 68 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QE Tel: 641941 Orkid 85 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB15 9DS Tel: 864444 Oxygen for Hairdressing 180 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2XQ Tel: 561561 Pamper Zone The Old Mart, Market Road, Laurencekirk AB30 1DG Tel: 01561 340550 Preen Beauty 275 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7FL Tel: 594066 Saks Hair and Beauty David Lloyd Leisure, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AY Tel: 200306 Saks Hair and Beauty 409 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DA Tel: 212020 Salon 70 Unisex Hairdressers 70 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PY Tel: 573727 Spa, The Shop 2, Falconer Court, North Street, Inverurie AB51 4RT Tel: 01467 672222 Sun Spot,The 133 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen AB10 6JQ Tel: 200123 Thon Po 29 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 638832 Toni and Guy 373 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BT Tel: 593939 Tonic Beauty 158 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1PE Tel: 645767 West End Hair and Beauty 72 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YJ Tel: 322474

West with Style Unit 6, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 744927

HEALTH AND FITNESS Aberdeen Petroleum Club Kippie Lodge, Milltimber, Aberdeen AB13 0AB Tel: 732677 Cannons Health Club 39 Justice Mill Lane Aberdeen AB11 6EP Tel: 588789 Curves Unit 9, The Galleria, Langstane Place, Aberdeen AB11 6FB Tel: 596720 Curves 17a North Street, Inverurie AB41 4RJ Tel: 01467 621199 Curves Unit 3, Muirend Road, Portlethen, Aberdeen AB12 4XP Tel: 780777 Curves Unit 5, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 740063 David Lloyd Leisure Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AY Tel: 321333 ExEL Farburn Ind. Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7PB Tel: 833170 Garioch Sports Centre Strathburn Park, Burghmuir Drive, Inverurie AB51 4GY Tel: 01467 626141 LivingWell Health Club 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AQ Tel: 209867 RGU Sport Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 5GE Tel: 263769 Warehouse Health Club (The) 20 Mearns Street, Aberdeen AB11 5AT Tel: 571457

HEALTHCARE Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic 331 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6NW Tel: 585456 Aberdeen Physiotherapy 99 Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2SG Tel: 626266 Albyn Dental Practice (The) 22 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YT Tel: 582814 Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RW Tel: 595993 Orthodontic Clinic (The) 9 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RB Tel: 611633 Orthoworld 24-26 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 638404 Queen’s Cross Dental Practice 80 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UL Tel: 638889 Rosemount Centre 1 Mount Street, Aberdeen AB25 2RA Tel: 636378 Rubislaw Aesthetics Clinic 20 Rublislaw Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1WE Tel: 647977 Sk:n Clinic 261 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BR Tel: 0800 028 7222

HOTELS Aberdeen Thistle Caledonian Hotel 10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1WE Tel: 640233 Atholl Hotel 54 Kings Gate, Aberdeen AB15 4YN Tel: 323505 Brentwood Hotel (The) 101 Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6HH Tel: 595440 Carmelite Hotel Stirling Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JU Tel: 589101

Copthorne Hotel (The) 122 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SU Tel: 630404 Craighaar Hotel Waterton Road, Bankhead, Aberdeen AB21 9HS Tel: 712275 Cults Hotel (The) North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SE Tel: 867632 Dunrovin Guest House 168 Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6TX Tel: 586081 Dutch Mill (The) 7 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4NR Tel: 322555 Express by Holiday Inn 29-43 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SU Tel: 623500 Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AQ Tel: 313377 Holiday Inn Aberdeen West Westhill, Aberdeen AB32 6TT Tel: 270300 Kintore Arms Hotel 83 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ Tel: 01467 621367 Marcliffe at Pitfodels (The) North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA Tel: 861000 Mariner Hotel (The) 349 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6NW Tel: 588901 Mercure Ardoe House Hotel & Spa South Deeside Road, Blairs, Aberdeen AB12 5YP Tel: 860600 Norwood Hall Hotel Garthdee Road, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9FX Tel: 868951 Palm Court Hotel 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YX Tel: 310351 Patio Hotel Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5EF Tel: 633339 Raemoir House Hotel Raemoir, Banchory, Kincardineshire AB31 4ED Tel: 01330 824884 Simpson’s Hotel 59 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP Tel: 327777 Soprano St. Magnus Court Hotel 20 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NF Tel: 589411

JEWELLERS Aly Bali Jewellery Gallery 35 Barclay Street, Stonehaven AB39 2AX Tel: 01569 760999 Finnies The Jewellers 219 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1ED Tel: 636632 John Park (Jeweller) Ltd. 17 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TX Tel: 646599 Menzies Designer Jewellers The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 641031 Sinclair’s Jewellers 63 Market Place, Inverurie AB51 3PY Tel: 01467 620275

MISCELLANEOUS A Alterations & Tailoring 8 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UA Tel: 648277 Academy Street Dance Studio 12 Academy Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DZ Tel: 211017 Autospa North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA Tel: 863444 Belmont Bridal First Floor Carlton House, 32-36 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR Tel: 01330 820822 Coach House Aberdeen 4x4 Number One Wellheads Place, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7GB Tel: 724474

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Take me, Take me WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST COPY OF TREND.... ART GALLERIES Bridgeview 1 North Esplanade West, Aberdeen AB11 5QF Tel: 592719 Butterworth Gallery (The) Ballogie, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5DP Tel: 01339 886104 CrossArt 50 Cotton Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EE Tel: 213248 Gallery Heinzel Thistle Hse, 24/26 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 625629 Gallery i 2b, Garioch Shopping Centre, Constitution Street, Inverurie AB51 4SQ Tel: 01467 625780 Junction Art and Gifts 282 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6DD Tel: 593653 Rendezvous Gallery (The) 100 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen AB15 4TL Tel: 323247

BARS AND RESTAURANTS Aberdeen Foyer 18 Marywell Street, Aberdeen AB11 6FS Tel: 224250 Albyn Bar and Restaurant (The) 11a Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YE Tel: 211666 Bieldside Pub (The) 37 North Deeside Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen AB15 9DB Tel: 867891 Broadstraik Inn (The) Elrick, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6TL Tel: 743217 Café 52 52 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE Tel: 590094 Café Montmartre 58-60 Justic Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EP Tel: 584599 Cinnamon 476 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TS Tel: 633328 Cock & Bull Ellon Road, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8XY Tel: 01358 743249 Dizzy’s Bar and Diner 70 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UL Tel: 625577 Eat on the Green Udny Green, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7RS Tel: 01651 842337 Enigma The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 637373 Fennel Restaurant 10 Burn Lane, Inverurie AB51 4UZ Tel: 01467 670065 Fusion Bar & Bistro 10 North Silver Street, Aberdeen AB10 1RL Tel: 652959 G Casino 5 Exchequer Row, City Wharf Development AB11 5BN Tel: 0800 064 6000 Howies Restaurant 50 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SN Tel: 639500 International Casino 47 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5PZ Tel: 593400 La Bonne Baguette 19 Correction Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1HP Tel: 644445 La Stella 28 Adelphi, Aberdeen AB11 5BL Tel: 211414 Mains of Scotstown Inn 1 Jesmond Square East, Aberdeen AB22 8WT Tel: 825222 Milton Restaurant (The) Crathes, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH Tel: 01330 844566

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Mim 13 Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6HW Tel: 583866 Moonfish Café (The) 9 Correction Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1HP Tel: 644166 Musa 33 Exchange Street, Aberdeen AB11 6PH Tel: 571771 Music Club (The) 52-54 Langstane Place, Aberdeen AB11 6EN Tel: 676000 Ninety-Nine Bar & Kitchen1 Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1NN Tel: 658087 No.10 Tavern Ltd. 10 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL Tel: 631928 Number 1 Bar Brasserie 1 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XL Tel: 611909 Olive Tree (The) 34 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YF Tel: 208877 Paramount Bar 1-25 Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6EA Tel: 590500 Snafu 1 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BU Tel: 596111 Spice Mill (The) Grandholm Crescent, Granholm Village, Aberdeen AB22 8AA Tel: 821700 Via Roma Restaurant 55-57 Market Place, Inverurie. AB51 3PY Tel: 01467 621378

CAR DEALERSHIPS Aberdeen Audi Abbotswell Road, West Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AD Tel: 400500 Adrian Smith Saab Bridge of Don Ind. Est, Aberdeen AB23 8EZ Tel:826000 John Clark BMW Wellington Road, Aberdeen AB12 3EW Tel:335577 John Clark Mini Wellington Road, Aberdeen AB12 3EW Tel:335555 JR Weir 31 Craigshaw Drive, Aberdeen AB12 3BE Tel: 634211 Porsche Centre Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AX Tel: 877778 Specialist Cars SEAT Craigshaw Road, Aberdeen AB12 4AH Tel: 402960 Specialist Cars Skoda Craigshaw Place, Aberdeen AB12 3AW Tel: 402900 Specialist Cars Volkswagen Craigshaw Crescent, Aberdeen AB12 3AW Tel: 384000 Stratstone Jaguar Aberdeen Langstracht Motoring Complex, Mastrick, Aberdeen AB16 6LA Tel: 666411 Town & County Land Rover Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AX Tel: 871219 Town & County Subaru & Isuzu Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AX Tel: 874333

COFFEE SHOPS AND DELIS At the Arches 33 South College Street, Aberdeen AB11 6LE Tel: 594999 Breadmaker (The) 50-52 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NT Tel: 641520

Browns Café 279 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2YB Tel: 637730 Café Coast Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5HP Tel: 280005 Costa at Waterstones 3-7 Union Bridge, Trinity Centre, Aberdeen AB11 6BG Tel: 592440 Cults Café Unit 12, The Courtyard, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SD Tel: 862690 D´éjà Vu 55d Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UB Tel: 624488 Foodstory (The) 22 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UA Tel: 622293 Francesca’s Unit 2, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 743172 Hammerton Store 336 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6LX Tel: 324449 John Lewis Espresso Bar George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1BW Tel: 625000 Marlin’s Coffee Shop The Galleria, Bon-Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6FB Tel: 590620 Mediterrano 40 St. Andrew Street, Aberdeen AB25 1JA Tel: 639799 Rocksalt & Snails 40 St Swithin Street, Aberdeen AB10 6XJ Tel: 200012 Starbucks Coffee Company Ltd. 208 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1DW Tel: 622260

FLORISTS Eden Creative 2 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen AB15 4TG Tel: 589051 Dolce Vita 39 Summerhill Drive, Aberdeen AB15 6EQ Tel: 200042 Flower Design 22-24 Evan Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BJ Tel: 01569 765489 Flower By Lesley 9 Barclay Street, Stonehaven AB39 2EQ Tel: 01569 765007 Nicky Walker Florist 89-61 St Swithin Street, Aberdeen AB10 6XL Tel: 323254

GOLF CENTRES Aspire Golf Centre South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YN Tel: 865750 Craibstone Golf Club Parkhead, Bucksburn Aberdeen AB12 5GL Tel: 716777 Golfscape 181 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BB Tel: 676263 Inchmarlo Resort and Golf Centre Inchmarlo, Banchory, Royal Deeside AB31 4BQ Tel: 01330 826424 Kings Links Golf Centre Golf Road, Aberdeen AB24 1RZ Tel: 641577 Meldrum House Golf Club Old Meldrum, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie AB51 0AE Tel: 01651 873553 Peterculter Golf Club Oldtown, Burnside Road, Peterculter AB14 0LN Tel: 735245

HAIR AND BEAUTY Ace of Blades 104 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BY Tel: 211608 Bajolo Beauty Spa 123 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ Tel: 01467 624420

Beauty at the Bridge 63 Elmbank Terrace, Aberdeen AB24 3NL Tel: 274477 Beauty Fountain (The) 51 Holburn Road, Aberdeen AB10 6EY Tel: 212888 Beauty Uncovered 381 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB15 9SX Tel: 869882 Biyoni 44 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NP Tel: 626602 Chocolate Monkeys 35 Allardice Street, Stonehaven AB39 2AB Tel: 01569 763822 Cinnamon Fringe 3-5 Union Lane, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9DS Tel: 01358 729995 Edge Hairdressing (The) 45 West High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QQ Tel: 01467 624873 Findlays 12 Albyn Grove, Aberdeen AB10 6SQ Tel: 574657 Findlays 365 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7FQ Tel: 593431 First Nails Plus Beauty 1 South Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 7RQ Tel: 593232 Hair Shop (The) 42 Balmoral Place, Aberdeen AB10 6HP Tel: 212192 House (The) 34 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PY Tel: 586699 Ishoka 11 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YP Tel: 641900 Ishoka 33 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NQ Tel: 624449 Kirkwood Fyfe 12 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 643999 Meka Hair Design 99 North Deeside Road, Peterculter AB14 0RR Tel: 732192 Mens Room (The) 6 Waverley Place, Aberdeen AB10 1XH Tel: 643737 Odyssey Hair Design 68 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QE Tel: 641941 Orkid 85 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB15 9DS Tel: 864444 Oxygen for Hairdressing 180 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2XQ Tel: 561561 Pamper Zone The Old Mart, Market Road, Laurencekirk AB30 1DG Tel: 01561 340550 Preen Beauty 275 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7FL Tel: 594066 Saks Hair and Beauty David Lloyd Leisure, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AY Tel: 200306 Saks Hair and Beauty 409 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DA Tel: 212020 Salon 70 Unisex Hairdressers 70 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PY Tel: 573727 Spa, The Shop 2, Falconer Court, North Street, Inverurie AB51 4RT Tel: 01467 672222 Sun Spot,The 133 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen AB10 6JQ Tel: 200123 Thon Po 29 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 638832 Toni and Guy 373 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BT Tel: 593939 Tonic Beauty 158 Skene Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1PE Tel: 645767 West End Hair and Beauty 72 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YJ Tel: 322474

West with Style Unit 6, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 744927

HEALTH AND FITNESS Aberdeen Petroleum Club Kippie Lodge, Milltimber, Aberdeen AB13 0AB Tel: 732677 Cannons Health Club 39 Justice Mill Lane Aberdeen AB11 6EP Tel: 588789 Curves Unit 9, The Galleria, Langstane Place, Aberdeen AB11 6FB Tel: 596720 Curves 17a North Street, Inverurie AB41 4RJ Tel: 01467 621199 Curves Unit 3, Muirend Road, Portlethen, Aberdeen AB12 4XP Tel: 780777 Curves Unit 5, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 740063 David Lloyd Leisure Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AY Tel: 321333 ExEL Farburn Ind. Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7PB Tel: 833170 Garioch Sports Centre Strathburn Park, Burghmuir Drive, Inverurie AB51 4GY Tel: 01467 626141 LivingWell Health Club 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AQ Tel: 209867 RGU Sport Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 5GE Tel: 263769 Warehouse Health Club (The) 20 Mearns Street, Aberdeen AB11 5AT Tel: 571457

HEALTHCARE Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic 331 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6NW Tel: 585456 Aberdeen Physiotherapy 99 Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2SG Tel: 626266 Albyn Dental Practice (The) 22 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YT Tel: 582814 Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RW Tel: 595993 Orthodontic Clinic (The) 9 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RB Tel: 611633 Orthoworld 24-26 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 638404 Queen’s Cross Dental Practice 80 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UL Tel: 638889 Rosemount Centre 1 Mount Street, Aberdeen AB25 2RA Tel: 636378 Rubislaw Aesthetics Clinic 20 Rublislaw Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1WE Tel: 647977 Sk:n Clinic 261 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BR Tel: 0800 028 7222

HOTELS Aberdeen Thistle Caledonian Hotel 10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1WE Tel: 640233 Atholl Hotel 54 Kings Gate, Aberdeen AB15 4YN Tel: 323505 Brentwood Hotel (The) 101 Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6HH Tel: 595440 Carmelite Hotel Stirling Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JU Tel: 589101

Copthorne Hotel (The) 122 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SU Tel: 630404 Craighaar Hotel Waterton Road, Bankhead, Aberdeen AB21 9HS Tel: 712275 Cults Hotel (The) North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SE Tel: 867632 Dunrovin Guest House 168 Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6TX Tel: 586081 Dutch Mill (The) 7 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4NR Tel: 322555 Express by Holiday Inn 29-43 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SU Tel: 623500 Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AQ Tel: 313377 Holiday Inn Aberdeen West Westhill, Aberdeen AB32 6TT Tel: 270300 Kintore Arms Hotel 83 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ Tel: 01467 621367 Marcliffe at Pitfodels (The) North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA Tel: 861000 Mariner Hotel (The) 349 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6NW Tel: 588901 Mercure Ardoe House Hotel & Spa South Deeside Road, Blairs, Aberdeen AB12 5YP Tel: 860600 Norwood Hall Hotel Garthdee Road, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9FX Tel: 868951 Palm Court Hotel 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YX Tel: 310351 Patio Hotel Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5EF Tel: 633339 Raemoir House Hotel Raemoir, Banchory, Kincardineshire AB31 4ED Tel: 01330 824884 Simpson’s Hotel 59 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YP Tel: 327777 Soprano St. Magnus Court Hotel 20 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NF Tel: 589411

JEWELLERS Aly Bali Jewellery Gallery 35 Barclay Street, Stonehaven AB39 2AX Tel: 01569 760999 Finnies The Jewellers 219 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1ED Tel: 636632 John Park (Jeweller) Ltd. 17 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TX Tel: 646599 Menzies Designer Jewellers The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 641031 Sinclair’s Jewellers 63 Market Place, Inverurie AB51 3PY Tel: 01467 620275

MISCELLANEOUS A Alterations & Tailoring 8 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UA Tel: 648277 Academy Street Dance Studio 12 Academy Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DZ Tel: 211017 Autospa North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA Tel: 863444 Belmont Bridal First Floor Carlton House, 32-36 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR Tel: 01330 820822 Coach House Aberdeen 4x4 Number One Wellheads Place, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7GB Tel: 724474

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Cowie Interiors The Workshop Amy Row Cowie, Stonehaven AB39 2RG Tel: 01569 767600 Danscentre 89 Hutcheon Street, Aberdeen AB25 3RS Tel: 647341 Hire a Hat 187 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7RA Tel: 318511 Inverurie Garden & Machinery Centre Oldmeldrum Road, Inverurie AB51 0TP Tel: 01467 621402 Purdies 33-35 Market Square, Stonehaven AB39 2BA Tel: 01569 760002 Sparkles Cleaning Services Ltd Suite 345, 73 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6DN Tel: 488283 Thank Evans (Child Care Services) 30 West High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QR Tel: 01467 629000 Unique Gifts 7 Evans Street, Stonehaven AB39 2EQ Tel: 01569 762244 Washbay (The) 54 Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 6QH Tel: 213119

OFFICES Aberdeen Appointments Agency Alford House, 1 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YB Tel: 259418 Aberdeen Appointments Agency 461 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB Tel: 211211 Aberdeen Football Club Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen AB24 5QH Tel: 650400 Aberdein Considine & Co 8 & 9 Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen AB11 6DN Tel: 337428 Aberdein Considine & Co Justice House, 4 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ Tel: 337447 Aberdeen International Youth Festival 35 Regent Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5BE Tel: 213800 Aberdeen Property Leasing Rosemount House, 138 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2YU Tel: 635355 AM and PM 441 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DA Tel: 595555 Anderson Bain & Co 10 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 626244 Atholl Scott Victoria House, Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 640227 AVC Brand Advertising Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 217300 BBKS North Deeside Road, Banchory AB31 5YR Tel: 01330 825207 Big Partnership (The) 11 Thistle Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UZ Tel: 615000 Business Gateway Riverview Bus. Centre, Centurion Court, North Esplanade West, Aberdeen AB11 5QH Tel: 289700 Canyon Helix House, Kirkton Drive, Pitmedden Road Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0BG Tel: 351800 Charles Edmond Accountants 23 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UQ Tel: 628240 Charlie Innes Associates 8 Albert Place, Aberdeen AB25 1RG Tel: 261313 C.I.S. 7/17 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XX Tel: 656656 Claremont Office Interiors (A&H) Ltd Unit 6, Tyseal Base, Craigshaw Crescent, West Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AW Tel: 245400 Clydesdale Bank plc 56 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UP Tel: 657900

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Compass Group 13 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UR Tel: 623607 Contempo Lettings & Property Management 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 619360 Covey McCormick Bon Accord Hse, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen AB11 7SL Tel: 581700 Craig Group Ltd. 207 Albert Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5FS Tel: 592206 Davies Wood Summers 8, Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YP Tel: 622101 Driver Hire & DH Recruitment Deemouth Business Centre, South Esplanade East, Aberdeen AB11 9PB Tel: 899449 EQ Design The Bank, 292 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2YA Tel: 622277 Fifth Ring St. Mary’s Ct., 47-49 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TH Tel: 626288 First Group plc. 395 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5RP Tel: 650000 Fisher Offshore North Meadows, Old Meldrum, AB51 0GQ Tel: 01651 871492 Fyfe Moir & Associates Accountants & Tax Advisers, 58 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 208729 G5 Technologies 15-17 Commerce Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EU Tel: 0845 1144477 Global SantaFe Langlands House, Huntley Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SH Tel: 654400 Granite PR Ltd 54 Craigieburn Park, Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7SG Tel: 576070 Harper and Company 22 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UQ Tel: 635632 Imajica 11a Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen AB116DE Tel: 592333 Karen MacRae Resources Ltd. 9 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 646530 K.W.A.D. 1 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XX Tel: 656330 Law Practice (The) 2 Rubislaw Place, Aberdeen AB10 1XN Tel: 562870 Ledingham Chalmers 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1HA Tel: 408419 Lime Creative Solutions 62 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 810160 Max Marketing 18 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XQ Tel: 649494 McGrigors LLP Johnstone House, 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1HD Tel: 347100 McIntosh McTaggart 52-54 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XS Tel: 593100 McLeod & Aitken Queens Gate, 30 Queens Gate, Aberdeen AB15 4YF Tel: 313900 Mearns and Gill 7 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1PP Tel: 646311 Meston Reid & Co 12 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UR Tel: 625554 Morna Petrano Property Leasing 2D Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 645757 Munro’s Travel Group 267 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BR Tel: 261850 Northsound Radio 2 Abbotswell Road, Aberdeen AB12 3AJ Tel: 337000

Patience and Buchan Family Lawyers 10 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RB Tel: 648222 Performance Improvements Ltd. 6 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YP Tel: 647770 PI Recruitment Ltd. Bishop House, 48 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1HP Tel: 639350 Francesca’s Unit 2, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 743172 Raeburn Group Ltd Ruby House, Ruby Place, Aberdeen AB10 1QZ Tel: 625050 Rowson & Associates Ltd 96 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BY Tel: 581771 Royal Bank of Scotland (The) Queen’s Cross Branch, 40 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YN Tel: 321212 St. Jame’s Place Wealth Management 3 Queen’s Gate, Aberdeen AB15 5YL Tel: 202400 Simpson Forsyth 52 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 321133 Simpson & Marwick 4 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD Tel: 622622 Simpson & Marwick 4 Carden Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1US Tel: 624924 SOS Marketing Ltd. 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 619388 Source Relocation 80 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2XN Tel: 631555 Space Solutions Bishop House, 50 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UP Tel: 218500 Sterling Relocation 7 Queen’s Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 619231 Storie Cruden & Simpson 2 Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen AB11 DH Tel: 587261 Storie Cruden & Simpson Unit 22, Westhill Shopping Centre, Aberdeenshire AB32 6RL Tel: 740718 Stronachs 34 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1FW Tel: 845845 Taggart Neil Mathers 20 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen AB11 6DJ Tel: 588020 Talisman Energy UK Ltd Talisman House, 163 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BZ Tel: 352500 Think PR 13 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XE Tel: 562825 Total Business Furniture Balmano House, Ruthrieston Road, Aberdeen AB10 7JR Tel: 313260 Tricker PR 9 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 646491 Venture Office Solutions Arnhall Business Park, Endeavour Drive, Westhill, Aberdeen AB32 6UF Tel: 744667 WeberShandwick 58 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 806600

OPTICIANS Corry & Christie 185 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XH Tel: 631633 Douglas Dickie 477 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6N Tel: 311001 Duncan and Todd Unit 12 Dyce Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB21 7LW Tel: 771144

Duncan and Todd Unit 10, Westhill Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB32 6RL Tel: 745888 Duncan and Todd 4 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JE Tel: 644927 Duncan and Todd 1 Market Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BT Tel: 01569 762765 Duncan and Todd 37 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QA Tel: 01467 620078 Duncan and Todd Head Office 14 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE Tel: 211911 Frame Up Trinity Centre, Aberdeen AB11 6BE Tel: 572368 Jenson and Ledingham 23 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS Tel: 643557 Kirkwood Fyfe 12 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 643999 Straine Opticians 33-35 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 624103

RETAIL @hamishmunro 19-25 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 641388 AB1 Collectables Limited Unit 9, The Mall Aberdeen, Union Street, AB11 6BE Tel: 211151 AB10 Unit 18, The Trinity Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB11 6BE Tel: 592070 Academy (The) Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 633009 Alexanders 207-213 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2XS Tel: 636241 Altro Designerwear Shop 1, Falconer Court, North Street, Inverurie AB51 4RJ Tel: 01467 622886 Attic The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 640066 Avril Oenone Milliner 64 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NT Tel: 626578 Bang & Olufsen of Aberdeen 53 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS Tel: 620120 B‘s Knees 2 Urquhart Road, Oldmeldrum AB51 0EX Tel: 01651 873270 B‘s Knees Too 68 Market Place, Inverurie AB51 3XN Tel: 01467 629400 Bellino 17 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 648130 Boss Store 245 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TN Tel: 587487 C’Arla du Nord 31 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YU Tel: 625070 Coast Unit 16, Bon-Accord Shopping Centre, George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ Tel: 647193 Coco Violet 70 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE Tel: 587423 Concept Clothing The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 635268 Cruise 245 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TN Tel: 588573 Dress Agency (The) 129 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BP Tel: 582257 Encore Dress Agency Main Street, Fettercairn AB30 1XW Tel: 01561 340550 Esslemonts 2 30 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 645564

Esslemonts Menswear 20 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 630606 Exquisite Design 49 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UB Tel: 636985 Fenner And Coburn 47 Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen AB10 1AU Tel: 622170 Frasers of Ellon Ythan Terrace, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9LL Tel: 01358 720363 Frou-Frou 36a Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 630015 Frox 28 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 622692 High and Mighty 339 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BS Tel: 594701 Hire a Hat 187 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7RA Tel: 318511 Image Fashion 42 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 646380 Indigo 15 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SQ Tel: 646642 Isabelle Randall 14 Erskine Street, Aberdeen AB24 3NQ J Barber & Son 35-37 Chattan Place, Aberdeen AB10 6RB Tel: 587553 Kafka 5 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD Tel: 626002 Laings Bathroom & Kitchen Centre Oldmeldrum Road, Inverurie AB51 0ZJ Tel: 01467 620311 Langstane Press 1 Links Place, Aberdeen AB11 5DY Tel: 212212 Millsom & Main The Galleria, Bon-Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6FB Tel: 580507 Nicky Walker Home 80 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TD Tel: 636263 Nova 18-24 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SP Tel: 641270 Perfect Bridal Rooms 265-267 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7FL Tel: 574141 Pure 411 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 6DA Tel: 594004 Signature 349 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BT Tel: 210050 Signature 2 256 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TP Tel: 646982 Tree House Interiors 3 Whitehall Road, Aberdeen AB25 2PP Tel: 647744 Verdict 13 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 644558 Wrights of Inverurie 35 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QA Tel: 01467 620108 Zoomp 2 Jopps Lane, Aberdeen AB25 1BR Tel: 642152

Skene House Rosemount 96 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NX Tel: 645971 Skene House Whitehall 2 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen AB25 2NX Tel: 646600 Spires (The) 531 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PE Tel: 08452 700090

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Cowie Interiors The Workshop Amy Row Cowie, Stonehaven AB39 2RG Tel: 01569 767600 Danscentre 89 Hutcheon Street, Aberdeen AB25 3RS Tel: 647341 Hire a Hat 187 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7RA Tel: 318511 Inverurie Garden & Machinery Centre Oldmeldrum Road, Inverurie AB51 0TP Tel: 01467 621402 Purdies 33-35 Market Square, Stonehaven AB39 2BA Tel: 01569 760002 Sparkles Cleaning Services Ltd Suite 345, 73 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6DN Tel: 488283 Thank Evans (Child Care Services) 30 West High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QR Tel: 01467 629000 Unique Gifts 7 Evans Street, Stonehaven AB39 2EQ Tel: 01569 762244 Washbay (The) 54 Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 6QH Tel: 213119

OFFICES Aberdeen Appointments Agency Alford House, 1 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YB Tel: 259418 Aberdeen Appointments Agency 461 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB Tel: 211211 Aberdeen Football Club Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen AB24 5QH Tel: 650400 Aberdein Considine & Co 8 & 9 Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen AB11 6DN Tel: 337428 Aberdein Considine & Co Justice House, 4 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ Tel: 337447 Aberdeen International Youth Festival 35 Regent Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5BE Tel: 213800 Aberdeen Property Leasing Rosemount House, 138 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2YU Tel: 635355 AM and PM 441 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DA Tel: 595555 Anderson Bain & Co 10 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 626244 Atholl Scott Victoria House, Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 640227 AVC Brand Advertising Wellington Circle, Altens, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 217300 BBKS North Deeside Road, Banchory AB31 5YR Tel: 01330 825207 Big Partnership (The) 11 Thistle Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UZ Tel: 615000 Business Gateway Riverview Bus. Centre, Centurion Court, North Esplanade West, Aberdeen AB11 5QH Tel: 289700 Canyon Helix House, Kirkton Drive, Pitmedden Road Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0BG Tel: 351800 Charles Edmond Accountants 23 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UQ Tel: 628240 Charlie Innes Associates 8 Albert Place, Aberdeen AB25 1RG Tel: 261313 C.I.S. 7/17 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XX Tel: 656656 Claremont Office Interiors (A&H) Ltd Unit 6, Tyseal Base, Craigshaw Crescent, West Tullos, Aberdeen AB12 3AW Tel: 245400 Clydesdale Bank plc 56 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UP Tel: 657900

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Compass Group 13 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UR Tel: 623607 Contempo Lettings & Property Management 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 619360 Covey McCormick Bon Accord Hse, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen AB11 7SL Tel: 581700 Craig Group Ltd. 207 Albert Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5FS Tel: 592206 Davies Wood Summers 8, Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YP Tel: 622101 Driver Hire & DH Recruitment Deemouth Business Centre, South Esplanade East, Aberdeen AB11 9PB Tel: 899449 EQ Design The Bank, 292 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2YA Tel: 622277 Fifth Ring St. Mary’s Ct., 47-49 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TH Tel: 626288 First Group plc. 395 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5RP Tel: 650000 Fisher Offshore North Meadows, Old Meldrum, AB51 0GQ Tel: 01651 871492 Fyfe Moir & Associates Accountants & Tax Advisers, 58 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 208729 G5 Technologies 15-17 Commerce Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EU Tel: 0845 1144477 Global SantaFe Langlands House, Huntley Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SH Tel: 654400 Granite PR Ltd 54 Craigieburn Park, Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7SG Tel: 576070 Harper and Company 22 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UQ Tel: 635632 Imajica 11a Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen AB116DE Tel: 592333 Karen MacRae Resources Ltd. 9 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 646530 K.W.A.D. 1 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XX Tel: 656330 Law Practice (The) 2 Rubislaw Place, Aberdeen AB10 1XN Tel: 562870 Ledingham Chalmers 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1HA Tel: 408419 Lime Creative Solutions 62 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 810160 Max Marketing 18 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XQ Tel: 649494 McGrigors LLP Johnstone House, 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1HD Tel: 347100 McIntosh McTaggart 52-54 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XS Tel: 593100 McLeod & Aitken Queens Gate, 30 Queens Gate, Aberdeen AB15 4YF Tel: 313900 Mearns and Gill 7 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1PP Tel: 646311 Meston Reid & Co 12 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UR Tel: 625554 Morna Petrano Property Leasing 2D Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 645757 Munro’s Travel Group 267 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BR Tel: 261850 Northsound Radio 2 Abbotswell Road, Aberdeen AB12 3AJ Tel: 337000

Patience and Buchan Family Lawyers 10 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RB Tel: 648222 Performance Improvements Ltd. 6 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1YP Tel: 647770 PI Recruitment Ltd. Bishop House, 48 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1HP Tel: 639350 Francesca’s Unit 2, Ashdale Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6LP Tel: 743172 Raeburn Group Ltd Ruby House, Ruby Place, Aberdeen AB10 1QZ Tel: 625050 Rowson & Associates Ltd 96 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BY Tel: 581771 Royal Bank of Scotland (The) Queen’s Cross Branch, 40 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YN Tel: 321212 St. Jame’s Place Wealth Management 3 Queen’s Gate, Aberdeen AB15 5YL Tel: 202400 Simpson Forsyth 52 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 321133 Simpson & Marwick 4 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD Tel: 622622 Simpson & Marwick 4 Carden Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1US Tel: 624924 SOS Marketing Ltd. 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 619388 Source Relocation 80 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2XN Tel: 631555 Space Solutions Bishop House, 50 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UP Tel: 218500 Sterling Relocation 7 Queen’s Gardens, Aberdeen AB15 4YD Tel: 619231 Storie Cruden & Simpson 2 Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen AB11 DH Tel: 587261 Storie Cruden & Simpson Unit 22, Westhill Shopping Centre, Aberdeenshire AB32 6RL Tel: 740718 Stronachs 34 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1FW Tel: 845845 Taggart Neil Mathers 20 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen AB11 6DJ Tel: 588020 Talisman Energy UK Ltd Talisman House, 163 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BZ Tel: 352500 Think PR 13 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1XE Tel: 562825 Total Business Furniture Balmano House, Ruthrieston Road, Aberdeen AB10 7JR Tel: 313260 Tricker PR 9 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 646491 Venture Office Solutions Arnhall Business Park, Endeavour Drive, Westhill, Aberdeen AB32 6UF Tel: 744667 WeberShandwick 58 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE Tel: 806600

OPTICIANS Corry & Christie 185 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XH Tel: 631633 Douglas Dickie 477 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6N Tel: 311001 Duncan and Todd Unit 12 Dyce Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB21 7LW Tel: 771144

Duncan and Todd Unit 10, Westhill Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB32 6RL Tel: 745888 Duncan and Todd 4 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JE Tel: 644927 Duncan and Todd 1 Market Street, Stonehaven AB39 2BT Tel: 01569 762765 Duncan and Todd 37 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QA Tel: 01467 620078 Duncan and Todd Head Office 14 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE Tel: 211911 Frame Up Trinity Centre, Aberdeen AB11 6BE Tel: 572368 Jenson and Ledingham 23 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS Tel: 643557 Kirkwood Fyfe 12 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XB Tel: 643999 Straine Opticians 33-35 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 624103

RETAIL @hamishmunro 19-25 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY Tel: 641388 AB1 Collectables Limited Unit 9, The Mall Aberdeen, Union Street, AB11 6BE Tel: 211151 AB10 Unit 18, The Trinity Shopping Centre, Aberdeen AB11 6BE Tel: 592070 Academy (The) Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 633009 Alexanders 207-213 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen AB25 2XS Tel: 636241 Altro Designerwear Shop 1, Falconer Court, North Street, Inverurie AB51 4RJ Tel: 01467 622886 Attic The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 640066 Avril Oenone Milliner 64 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NT Tel: 626578 Bang & Olufsen of Aberdeen 53 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS Tel: 620120 B‘s Knees 2 Urquhart Road, Oldmeldrum AB51 0EX Tel: 01651 873270 B‘s Knees Too 68 Market Place, Inverurie AB51 3XN Tel: 01467 629400 Bellino 17 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 648130 Boss Store 245 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TN Tel: 587487 C’Arla du Nord 31 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YU Tel: 625070 Coast Unit 16, Bon-Accord Shopping Centre, George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ Tel: 647193 Coco Violet 70 The Green, Aberdeen AB11 6PE Tel: 587423 Concept Clothing The Academy, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB Tel: 635268 Cruise 245 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TN Tel: 588573 Dress Agency (The) 129 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BP Tel: 582257 Encore Dress Agency Main Street, Fettercairn AB30 1XW Tel: 01561 340550 Esslemonts 2 30 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 645564

Esslemonts Menswear 20 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 630606 Exquisite Design 49 Rose Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UB Tel: 636985 Fenner And Coburn 47 Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen AB10 1AU Tel: 622170 Frasers of Ellon Ythan Terrace, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9LL Tel: 01358 720363 Frou-Frou 36a Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 630015 Frox 28 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 622692 High and Mighty 339 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BS Tel: 594701 Hire a Hat 187 Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7RA Tel: 318511 Image Fashion 42 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XD Tel: 646380 Indigo 15 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SQ Tel: 646642 Isabelle Randall 14 Erskine Street, Aberdeen AB24 3NQ J Barber & Son 35-37 Chattan Place, Aberdeen AB10 6RB Tel: 587553 Kafka 5 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD Tel: 626002 Laings Bathroom & Kitchen Centre Oldmeldrum Road, Inverurie AB51 0ZJ Tel: 01467 620311 Langstane Press 1 Links Place, Aberdeen AB11 5DY Tel: 212212 Millsom & Main The Galleria, Bon-Accord Street, Aberdeen AB11 6FB Tel: 580507 Nicky Walker Home 80 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TD Tel: 636263 Nova 18-24 Chapel Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SP Tel: 641270 Perfect Bridal Rooms 265-267 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7FL Tel: 574141 Pure 411 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 6DA Tel: 594004 Signature 349 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BT Tel: 210050 Signature 2 256 Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1TP Tel: 646982 Tree House Interiors 3 Whitehall Road, Aberdeen AB25 2PP Tel: 647744 Verdict 13 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1XZ Tel: 644558 Wrights of Inverurie 35 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QA Tel: 01467 620108 Zoomp 2 Jopps Lane, Aberdeen AB25 1BR Tel: 642152

Skene House Rosemount 96 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1NX Tel: 645971 Skene House Whitehall 2 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen AB25 2NX Tel: 646600 Spires (The) 531 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PE Tel: 08452 700090

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01 ‘HOLLYWOOD’ FUNDRAISING EVENING Supporters of Ben Kilner's bid to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics held a ' Hollywood ' evening to help raise funds for the young half-pipe snowboarder. The fund raiser was held at the Milton Marquee at Crathes. It was a fabulous glitzy evening, where guests had an amazing time and contributed generously during the event. 01. Emma Spence, Chris Telford 02. Joyce Smart, Mary Munro, Gillian Wilkie, Karen Foreman 03. Hazel Butler, Alan Dickensom, Debbie Dickenson 04. Rachel Spence, Ben Kilner, Emma Merchant 05. Chris Stephen, Garry Watt, John Moir 06. Susan Shelbourne, Johnathan Shelbourne 07. Q Milne, Lee-Anne Aitken, Will Aitken 08. Vernon Mackie, Irene Mackie 09. John Grainger, Caroline Pitman 10. Pamela Anderson, Laurence Lambon

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Pupils at Aberdeen’s Kirkhill Nursery/Primary School held a masked dinner and dance at the Beach Ballroom to raise funds for their school and to help other children around the North-east. With support from oil services company Petrotechnics , through the Business Education Partners Scheme, the children organised the event themselves and also made masks which they sold for £1 a time. A total of £3,000 was raised which will go towards buying new learning aids and funding the vital Breakfast Club run by the 274-pupil school to try to make sure children start each day with a healthy breakfast. Northsound’s Cash for Kids will also benefit.

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01 ‘HOLLYWOOD’ FUNDRAISING EVENING Supporters of Ben Kilner's bid to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics held a ' Hollywood ' evening to help raise funds for the young half-pipe snowboarder. The fund raiser was held at the Milton Marquee at Crathes. It was a fabulous glitzy evening, where guests had an amazing time and contributed generously during the event. 01. Emma Spence, Chris Telford 02. Joyce Smart, Mary Munro, Gillian Wilkie, Karen Foreman 03. Hazel Butler, Alan Dickensom, Debbie Dickenson 04. Rachel Spence, Ben Kilner, Emma Merchant 05. Chris Stephen, Garry Watt, John Moir 06. Susan Shelbourne, Johnathan Shelbourne 07. Q Milne, Lee-Anne Aitken, Will Aitken 08. Vernon Mackie, Irene Mackie 09. John Grainger, Caroline Pitman 10. Pamela Anderson, Laurence Lambon

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Pupils at Aberdeen’s Kirkhill Nursery/Primary School held a masked dinner and dance at the Beach Ballroom to raise funds for their school and to help other children around the North-east. With support from oil services company Petrotechnics , through the Business Education Partners Scheme, the children organised the event themselves and also made masks which they sold for £1 a time. A total of £3,000 was raised which will go towards buying new learning aids and funding the vital Breakfast Club run by the 274-pupil school to try to make sure children start each day with a healthy breakfast. Northsound’s Cash for Kids will also benefit.

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Debs & Derek Ironside Kirsty MacGregor, Kris Gilmartin Anita Hastie, Susan Reid

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The Media Ball held at The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa raised more than £3,000 for charities NUJ Extra and Aberdeen’s Reading Bus. Over 200 of the North-east’s media, PR and marketing professionals attended and BBC broadcaster Mark Stephen delivered a hugely entertaining after dinner speech.

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Grant Simpson, Charlotte Thomson

05 The B’s Knees of Inverurie and Old Meldrum and Sirs Dress Hire held a Fashion Show at Sinclairs of Inverurie. The evening was a great success and the event raised over £2000 for CLAN.

Cheryl Paul, Nicola Barron

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Annabel Sall, Donna Gatley

Louise MacDonald, Iain Morrice

Daniel Chaplin, Shannon Tubby

The Media Ball held at The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa raised more than £3,000 for charities NUJ Extra and Aberdeen’s Reading Bus. Over 200 of the North-east’s media, PR and marketing professionals attended and BBC broadcaster Mark Stephen delivered a hugely entertaining after dinner speech.

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Reigning Miss Great Britain, Rachael Tennent (21), grew up in Milltimber. She reached the final of the Miss Scotland pageant in 2006, and beat off competition from 49 other contestants to claim the Miss GB beauty crown last year. The win saw her moving to London almost overnight for glamorous fashion shoots and personal appearances. She has been signed by two modelling agencies in London, and one in Manchester. What makes Rachael Tennent tick? Going home to family and friends in Aberdeen whenever I can. I love being around happy people. What do you most like about Aberdeen? It will always be my home. It’s small, close-knit, very beautiful, and surrounded by countryside. A night out or a night in? Both! While I love a night out with the girls, nothing beats getting into my p’js and snuggling up in front of a good dvd. What’s your secret to looking so fabulous? I don’t really have one. Since I’ve been working more, I do treat myself to some nice face cream. I’m fortunate to have my mum’s metabolism and so don’t go to the gym. I enjoy my fruit and veg, I drink lots of water and take vitamins, but I’m also partial to a Chinese and - I admit it even an occasional McDonald’s! 74

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ON THE SOFA WITH...

Rachael Tennent

COMPETITION WINNERS

On the sofa with. . . .

Reigning Miss Great Britain, Rachael Tennent (21), grew up in Milltimber. She reached the final of the Miss Scotland pageant in 2006, and beat off competition from 49 other contestants to claim the Miss GB beauty crown last year. The win saw her moving to London almost overnight for glamorous fashion shoots and personal appearances. She has been signed by two modelling agencies in London, and one in Manchester. What makes Rachael Tennent tick? Going home to family and friends in Aberdeen whenever I can. I love being around happy people. What do you most like about Aberdeen? It will always be my home. It’s small, close-knit, very beautiful, and surrounded by countryside. A night out or a night in? Both! While I love a night out with the girls, nothing beats getting into my p’js and snuggling up in front of a good dvd. What’s your secret to looking so fabulous? I don’t really have one. Since I’ve been working more, I do treat myself to some nice face cream. I’m fortunate to have my mum’s metabolism and so don’t go to the gym. I enjoy my fruit and veg, I drink lots of water and take vitamins, but I’m also partial to a Chinese and - I admit it even an occasional McDonald’s! 74

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