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August 2012 / Issue 02



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Hello and welcome to Issue 2! We can’t believe how quickly time has passed since issue 1 and want to thank everyone for the feedback and lovely comments that we received.


In this issue:

As July comes to a close and Scottish Week ends for another year, the fun continues with plenty of events for all during August.

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Live Music with Indian Red Lopez and the MacDonald brothers, a new exhibition at the Arbuthnot Museum Gallery, an amazing line up of 10 movies in the Film Festival including Disney/Pixar’s latest release Brave also a live pianist during The General.

Groups & Clubs Buchan Beaders Summer Reading Delish Fish Recipe Peterhead Cinema

Don’t forget about the car boot sales, markets and charity fairs. Out & About features the annual Pipe Band competition at Aden Country Park, open weekend at the Maud Railway Museum and events at Haddo House and Loch of Strathbeg. Simply too many to list here, so don’t delay and head to our What’s On pages! We hope that you continue to enjoy the magazine and as always we welcome your comments and feedback.


Remember you can you always keep up to date with new events and other news on our website or look for YourTownCentre on Facebook and Twitter. Until Issue 3, enjoy your August!

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Theatre Modo Running Festival Competitions What’s On Peterhead Today Useful Numbers

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Clubs & Groups From dance to archery, and photography to flowers, here’s all you need to know to get involved 1st Peterhead Beaver Scout Colony Beaver Scouts for ages 6-8 Thursday 6pm Middleton Scout Hut 1st Peterhead Cub Scout Pack Cub Scouts for ages 8 to 10+ Monday 6:30pm Middleton Scout Hut 1st Peterhead Scout Group From the ages of 10 years Friday 7pm Middleton Scout Hut Anne Buchan School of Dance From Ages 2+ Contact Anne on 07787 840778 Bloo Toon Ramblers Ages 50years and upwards Every 2nd Wednesday at 9am Community Centre

Doric Bowmen – Archery Club All Ages Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm & Sunday 1pm - 4pm Contact Tracy McGarry on Peterhead & District Round Table Monday 7:30pm 2nd & 4th Mondays of the Month, September to June The Albert Hotel Peterhead & District Floral Art Club 16 Years and Upwards Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm September to June excluding January Palace Hotel Peterhead Bowling Club Monday to Saturday 1:45pm & 6pm Daily fee for visitors St Marys Bowling Green, St Mary Street

Buchanness Radio Yacht Club Ages 18years + Saturday 10am Forehill Reservoir

Peterhead Sailing Club & Sailing School Between April and November each year At the Lido Visit for more information

Peterhead Camera Club Under 16’s with an adult Tuesday at 7:30pm & Thursday at 7pm 10 Farmers Lane, Peterhead Contact Peter Lewis on

Buchan Beaders Jewellery Making Classes All welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Rescue Hall, Peterhead Contact Kath on 07745 726192 for more information

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Slessor School of Dance For ages 3 years and upwards. Classes in Highland, Freestyle Disco Various days and times Contact 01779 478129 for more information Peterhead Sea Cadets Mondays & Fridays 7pm - 9pm Seagate, Roanheads Visit for information Mums 4 Mums Meet up with other mums for a coffee and chat Maternity Hospital, Peterhead Monday 10am - 11:30am Peterhead & District Pipe Band Monday nights 7pm - 9pm Buchanhaven Primary School ÂŁ2 to help cover costs. Tuition is free. Contact 07717 640549 for more information Zumba Peterhead Zumba classes in Peterhead on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Various locations. Call 07912689938 for more details Your Town Centre try to make sure the information listed above is up to date. If you find corrections are required, please contact Do you organise a club or group in Peterhead? Would you like to get it listed here? Please drop us an email to with Clubs and Groups in the subject line. Photos: SXC

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Buchan Beaders Crafting fantastic support for charity The Buchan Beaders Charity Fair on the 23rd of June raised £495 for Cancer Research UK, bringing the total raised in 2012 to £2,500. Most of the money has been raised from the tombola stall in the hall and the great work from the Hells Kitchen II team who serve up some nice homemade Soup & Sweet over lunchtime. Meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Rescue Hall, the Buchan Beaders are a group that make their own jewellery as well as a coffee, biscuit and a good old chuckle. In July 2011, Kath, who leads the group, took the plunge to set up a fair in the Rescue Hall to help the group and other local crafters to be able to sell their goods to the public on a regular basis. The fair has grown from strength to strength from an initial 7 stalls up to around 20 regular stall holders. During June this year, the group agreed to use proceeds from the stalls to donate 6 new 6ft trestle tables to the Rescue Hall that can be used for fairs and other public uses that the hall hosts. Kath said “there are tables that need to be moved from the stage, set up and then put back up onto the stage at the end of the fair. This involved a fair bit of manual handling and it was felt that some new tables would help. These new trestle tables have made a big difference.” 6 // // 07875 278627

Kath wants to thanks all the stall holders, customers, Kathleen Chalmers and the Hells Kitchen II team for their support over the last year and look forward to many more fairs in the future. The next fair, which is held monthly, is on Saturday 18th of August in the Rescue Hall from 11am. Do go along to visit the stalls, support your local crafters, Cancer Research UK and then enjoy some Soup & Sweet!

Kath also wishes to thank Waves Radio for their support in advertising the fairs on the radio.

The 2012 Marathon Read Aberdeenshire Libraries have launched their Summer Reading Challenge “The 2012 Marathon Read.” The challenge requires children to read six books of their own choice over the summer holidays and will last until Saturday the 25th of August. Each time a book is read or listened to, the readers will get a sticker for a card that they get to keep track of their reading. There are age appropriate prizes for those for those that do complete the challenge. There are three age groups available for children to enter – six years and under, seven to nine years, and 10+ years. Alongside the reading challenge, there will also be two fun competitions for children to enter, the first one involving creating a trophy and the second writing a short story about a day in the life of a hero or heroine.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “Last year 8,981 children took part in this challenge and it just seems to grow and grow in popularity. She also said “It would be great to see participant numbers hit the 9,000 mark this year.“ Details of how to take part can be found at or by talking to library staff.

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Delish Fish Five generations of quality seafood

Your Town Centre paid a visit recently to The Old Smoke House on Ellis Street after coming across DelishFish on Twitter. We were very curious to learn about the move to the digital arena by the Milne family, 5th generation of fishermen, fish merchants and fish smokers. The fishing industry always seems to be in the news and it has been more negative than positive recently. It must be remembered that it is still an industry that provides a living for some, granted not as many as in years gone by, as well as a healthy option for the dinner table.

more. Lea-Ann invited us through to the preparation area to show us how the fish was selected, laid out and packed in purpose made “cool-boxes” that are used to ensure the fish arrives at its destination as fresh as it left. In doing this she also displayed a passion for ensuring good presentation so that the customers are delighted when they open up their order. John went on to say “We may not be the cheapest for fish, but quality is important to us. We pick our own fish at auction and then process it to the highest degree of being boneless and skinless as possible.”

Just as we came in the door, an order was on its way out. Bound for the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery for next day delivery was 300 whole langoustines and 180 Haddocks! An unusually large order but one that John and his team were able to fulfi l. Th is was to be enjoyed by 200 delegates to Seafood Scotland sponsored dinner at the symposium.

If you are not in the habit of having fish for your tea, why not think about it soon. You could give this recipe a try out which was given to John by one of his loyal customers. Let us know if you try it out or if you have another fish recipe that you wish to share, please get in touch with us at

So delivering fresh fish to the whole of the UK is being done from here in Peterhead. We wanted to fi nd out

Oh, and if you are a Twitterer, go and follow John and his team @DelishFish or

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Parma Wrapped Lemon Sole 8 Slices of Parma Ham 8 Lemon Sole Fillets (skinned) 2 Tablespoons of Green Pesto 2 Lemons, cut into wedges 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 500g of Baby New Potatoes

Serves 4 Recipe by Gayle Gerrard, a loyal

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Preheat the oven to 200c / 400 F / Gas mark 6.

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Repeat the above for all the Lemon Sole fillets


Drizzle with some oil, season and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes ensuring that the fish is cooked through.


Serve with your cooked baby new potatoes and with some Rocket Salad on the side.

customer of DelishFish

Place a Lemon Sole Fillet onto a slice of Parma Ham Spread some Pesto on to the fish Roll up the fish with the Parma Ham and place on to a baking tray or ovenproof dish

With your lemon wedges, squeeze some over the wrapped fish then place the wedges around the fish on your tray or in the dish

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Peterhead Cinema presents an amazing 10 movies during August! The fun all kicks off on Friday the 10th of August at 5.30pm with The Artist, a romantic drama movie set in the days of silent movies. Up next is The General, with what is sure to be a unique experience for many cinema goers, as Jane Gardner will be the live pianist providing the music for the movie! Saturday the 11th stars the hotly anticipated Disney Pixar movie Brave. A movie set in Scotland and about a Princess called Merida, who must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse. A movie that has led to surge in the interest of archery ! The early evening movie is Senna, a documentary about Formula 1 Racing driver Ayrton Senna who won the F1 championship 3 times. Up at 7.30pm, The Angels’ Share is a comedy drama about a new dad who has just narrowly missed going to jail. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to change their lives. Sunday the 12th features a movie that is liked by as many adults as children, Ice Age 4! Manny, Diego, and Sid

embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift and using an iceberg as a ship! The evening has two old classics that have been remastered, Casablanca and Jaws. The following weekend features Men in Black 3 starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones at 12pm and 3pm on Saturday the 18th. The evening movie is The Five Year Engagement, a romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt starts at 6pm. 10 movies which are part of a fantastic line up of movies bringing cinema magic to Peterhead. Tickets are priced at ÂŁ6 for adults and ÂŁ5 for concessions and can be purchased at the Community Centre reception. If you are looking for more information, please call 01779 477277.

Theatre Modo During July, youngsters in Peterhead had an opportunity to participate in free theatre workshops that would see them take part in a parade in Aberdeen. Theatre Modo were asked to create a parade through the streets of Aberdeen on Saturday August the 4th as part of Aberdeen International Youth Festivals 40th Anniversary event. Hundreds are expected to line the streets to watch what is sure to be an exciting and spectacular parade. Your Town Centre met up with Martin Danziger at the Community Centre to find out a bit more. Theatre Modo specialises in participatory projects ranging from a single group performing to their peers to hundreds of participants coming together to create a huge spectacular. We also provide tailored workshops in circus, theatre and clowning to cater for all ages and abilities.

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This provides youngsters a chance to meet new friends, learn new skills in a positive and fun environment as well as creating a sense of achievement. Theatre Modo is open to all and what Martin has found is that once they have been along, they can’t wait for the next workshop or session. During 2011 Leviathan the Shell Fireworks Parade was held in Peterhead as well as a smaller Leviaden parade at Aden Country Park. This engaged almost 1000 young people from the area. Martin is hoping to learn shortly if there will be an event later this year where it is expected a similar number of youngsters will again be involved. Martin was keen to encourage more youngsters to try if they have not already done so. Keep an eye out for news of future events or you can visit their website or call Martin on 07973 963301

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Peterhead Running Festival The second Peterhead Running Festival & Fun Day will take place on Sunday the 16th of September at the Catto Park playing fields and running track. Peterhead JogScotland in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council hope to build on the success of last year’s first Peterhead Running Festival which attracted over 600 participants. Shell will be the main sponsor for the second year in succession and will include the Shell School Fun Runs in partnership with Aberdeenshire Active Schools. The Shell School Fun Runs, which is free to enter, last year attracted over 400 children from 36 schools throughout Aberdeenshire. All pupils taking part will receive a medal and a goody bag. The school with the greatest percentage of pupils per head of school roll, and the school with the most pupils along on the day, will each receive a £300 cheque to spend on Sports Equipment. All parents/guardians must complete and return an entry form to your school by Friday, September 7th to enter the Shell School Fun Runs. Other events planned on the day will include the Shell 5km Run, Jog or Walk and the Peterhead Half Marathon which is in its third year. Waves Radio will be broadcasting live on the day and there will be food and entertainment for all the family

All proceeds from the festival will go to the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and other local charities.

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Photo: SXC

with craft stalls, a bouncy castle and face painting.

Win this bracelet from Kath Scott Jewellery To be in with a chance of winning this bracelet from Kath Scott Jewellery, all you need to do is send an email to with Your Town Centre in the subject line. Your name will be added to the draw that will take place at 2.45pm on Saturday the 18th of August 2012 at the Rescue Hall. If you do not want to enter by email, you can always enter the draw by filling out a ticket at their stall during the Buchan Beaders Charity Fair at the Rescue Hall on the 18th of August 2012 from 11am.

Cinema Tickets up for grabs! With the amazing line up of movies for the month of August, Peterhead Cinema is giving away two tickets for every movie in August. All you need to do is head over to look for the competition page and answer the following question: What new Disney/Pixar Movie is set in Scotland? A. Scared B. Brave C. Frightened Once you have answered the question you can then select what movie you would like to win tickets for. Then fill in your details, submit your entry and you will then be added to the draw for the movie of your choice. This competition closes at 11.59pm on Sunday the 5th of August 2012.

Terms and Conditions • Competitions end on the dates and times stated above. • Travel and all other expenses are the responsibility of the winner. • The winner agrees to publicity on the Your Town Centre Website, Facebook and Twitter. The winner may also appear in a future issue of Your Town Centre Magazine. • If the winner cannot be reached by reasonable means, then the draws may take place again to choose alternative winners. • Prizes are non-refundable or transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. • Prizes are from Peterhead Cinema and Kath Scott Jewellery. Your Town Centre takes no responsibility at all for these prizes. • Employees or directors of Your Town Centre Ltd are exempt from entering these competitions.

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1st - 18th August Beyond Here Lies North, Arbuthnot Museum

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4th August Car Boot Sale, St Peter Street 8am - 1pm Peterhead Community Market, Drummers Corner 10am - 3pm Buchanhaven Harbour Open Day, Buchanhaven Pier 2pm - 5pm Sharks in the Park, Meethill Skate Park 12.30pm Beasties, Bugs & Creepy Crawlies, Arbuthnot Museum 1.30pm

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3rd August MacDonald Brothers Gig, Palace Hotel 6.30pm IndianRedLopez & The Draymin, Voodoo Lounge 7.30pm

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8th August Rockpool Rummage, Peterhead 10am - 11.30am Booking Essential on 01771 622857

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11th August Car Boot Sale, St Peter Street 8am - 1pm Peterhead Harbour Open Day, Old Fishmarket

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18th August Car Boot Sale, St Peter Street 8am - 1pm Buchan Beaders Charity Fair, Rescue Hall 11am - 3pm

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25th August Car Boot Sale, St Peter Street 8am - 1pm



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What’s On in


1st August Wild Kids – Undiscovered Waters, Stream Dipping. Loch of Strathbeg 10am - 2pm (£2 suggested donation) Woodland Wednesdays (every Wed.), Haddo House, Tarves Max six children at event. Call 01358 726417 for more info 8th August Vintage Motor Cycle Event, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw 9am Wild Kids – Secrets of Strathbeg, Loch of Strathbeg 10am - 2pm (£2 Suggested Donation) 11th - 12th August Open Weekend, Maud Railway Museum 12pm - 4pm 12th August Discover Hidden Strathbeg, Loch of Strathbeg 6.45pm Call 01346 532017 for more details 18th August Aden Pipe Band Competition, Aden Country Park 12.30pm - 5pm

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9th August Vintage Motor Cycle Event, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw 9am Knitted Fish, Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh 13th - 17th August Jump Holiday Kids Club P1-P7, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw 10am - 12pm Details: Stuart Watt on 07999 630888 15th August Wild Kids – Sand and Seabirds, Loch of Strathbeg 1pm - 2pm (£2 Suggested donation)

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Out & About

4th August Dog Show, Willows Animal Sanctuary Details at



What’s On

2nd August Calico Fish & Bottle Sea Anemones, Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh

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25th August Discover Hidden Strathbeg, Loch of Strathbeg 6.45pm Call 01346 532017 for more details Open Day, Willows Animal Sanctuary Details at

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TODAY The 1st of July saw the project reach image number 50. A number I considered to be the first milestone and one that seem to come round really quickly. On discussing the project with friends I was tasked with capturing a sunrise for the milestone. A quick check on the internet revealed that sunrise was at 4.18am. Groan! I have been up before sunrise many a time in the past to capture some sunrise photography and was pleased to say that mission was accomplished that morning! I have recently reached image 69, this was another morning image but of the tide out down by the River Ugie. Whilst have been out capturing images for this project, it has re-ignited my passion for landscape photography in which I gained my licentiate from The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers last year. This is something that I really want to get back into, taking pictures of our beautiful scenery here in Aberdeenshire and around Scotland. Once this project is complete I am hoping that the images will form part of an exhibition. It would be really good to see them all printed out and on display. I already have plans in place to publish them in a book, which all going well, will be on sale before the end of 2013. Just saying that date reminds me that there is still a lot pictures to be taken and a lot more work to do before then! A new image is uploaded everyday over at You can also follow the project on Twitter @PeterheadToday. If you have any questions about the project or my landscape photography, you can email me at 18 // // 07875 278627

Useful Information Phone numbers Schools


Anna Ritchie School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 473293

Boots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 478100

Buchanhaven Primary School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472543

Buchanhaven Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 473525

Burnhaven School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472351

Stauros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 473837

Clerkhill School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472473

Websters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 473449

Dales Park School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 477133 Meethill School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 474920


Peterhead Central School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472211

Queen Street Dental Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 473222

Peterhead Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472231

Stevensons Dental Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 473478 G-Dents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08454 242424

Doctors / Hospitals Peterhead Community Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 478234

Sports & Leisure

Ugie Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472011

Peterhead Leisure & Community Centre. . . . . . 01779 477277

Peterhead Health Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 474841 NHS 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08454 242424 Repeat Prescriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 482539

Term dates

Useful Websites

School starts after the summer holidays on

Tuesday 21st of August. Peterhead Academy returns on

Wednesday 22nd of August.

School breaks up for the October holidays on Friday 12th of October and go back on Monday 29th of October.

School breaks up for Christmas on Friday 21st December and returns after the New Year on Monday the 7th of January 2013. Your Town Centre tries to make sure that the information above is correct. If you have any corrections, please contact us. Your Town Centre are not responsible for the content of the websites listed above other than for their own website. 07875 278627 // // 19

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