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PETERHEAD October 2012 / Issue 04

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IN THIS ISSUE: • A CIVIC SOCIETY FOR PETERHEAD • THE ULTIMATE SHORTBREAD RECIPE • WIN A COPY OF THE PIRATES! PLUS YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON


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Hello and welcome to Issue 4! We hope you like our cover page image; autumn for some is a favourite season as the colours change, the sun is lower and there is a fresh crispness in the air. We challenge you to get out your cameras, take some pictures of the falling leaves and the colours and send them in to us. This month’s issue saw us take a lunch date out to Buchan Braes Hotel and into our own kitchen to make some shortbread! The clubs and groups pages have been updated and now that the Olympics and Paralympics have come to a close, you can get up off the couch and take part in the Peterhead Cycle Challenge. Peterhead may also see the formation of a Civic Society. This is in the planning stages at the moment, but you can read a little more about this on page 18.

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In this issue: 4 6 8 9 10

Groups & Clubs Cycle Challenge Your local MPs Peterhead Cinema What’s On

Remember to check out October’s events on our What’s On pages and keep checking our website, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates and any new events as they come in. We are already working on Issue 5 – November 2102, if you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see in that issue get in touch with us! Enjoy, and we will see you in November!

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Front cover photo: Autumn Leaves © Scott Donald

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Shortbread recipe Restaurant review Camera club Competition A civic society Useful Numbers

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clubs & groups

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

Peterhead Camera Club Under 16’s with an adult Tuesday at 7:30pm & Thursday at 7pm 10 Farmers Lane, Peterhead Contact Peter Lewis on chairman@peterheadcameraclub.org.uk Doric Bowmen – Archery Club All Ages Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm & Sunday 1pm - 4pm Contact Tracy McGarry on dbarchery@live.co.uk 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

Your Town Centre try to make sure the information listed above is up to date. If you find corrections are required, please contact events@YourTownCentre.co.uk 4 • www.YourTownCentre.co.uk • October 2012


clubs & groups

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

Peterhead & District Pipe Band Monday nights 7pm - 9pm Buchanhaven Primary School £2 to help cover costs. Tuition is free. Contact 07717 640549 for more information

Peterhead Choral Society 16 years and upwards Tuesday at 7.30 (Sept to May) Music Department Peterhead Academy Contact Gordon on 01779 821206 for further information

Zumba Peterhead Zumba classes in Peterhead on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Various locations. Also Kettlercise on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays Call 07912689938 for more details

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

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers Various days and times Contact Elizabeth Milne on 01779 490138 for details

Peterhead Sea Cadets Mondays & Fridays 7pm - 9pm Seagate, Roanheads Visit www.sea-cadets.org/Peterhead for information Mums 4 Mums Meet up with other mums for a coffee and chat Maternity Hospital, Peterhead Monday 10am - 11:30am Please note there is a short waiting list for the group but this changes as children leave to go to pre-school/school

4th Peterhead Boys Brigade Peterhead Methodist Church Thursdays 5pm – 6pm for P1-P4 6.30pm – 8pm for P5-P7 1st Peterhead Girls Brigade Old Parish Church Mondays at 6pm All girls from P1 to S6 are welcome Contact 01779 812527, 478338 or 478155 for more details

Do you organise a club or group in Peterhead? Would you like to get it listed here? Please drop us an email to events@YourTownCentre.co.uk with Clubs and Groups in the subject line. October 2012 • www.YourTownCentre.co.uk • 5


feaTure

The Peterhead Cycle Challenge Now that the Olympics, Paralympics and a fantastic summer of sport have come to a close, why not get out on your bike? The Peterhead Cycle Challenge has been launched recently and runs until the 31st of October. Cycling is fun; you can get out with your friends and see more of where you live. What’s more, regular exercise such as cycling can help to combat stress! All you need to do is go to visit www.bikeboost.org.uk/aberdeenshire and sign up as part of a participating organisation or as an individual. Log your journeys on your bike and it will calculate the calories burned. Once at the site you will also be able to download the cycle map for Peterhead and also visit the Aberdeenshire Council’s Cycling pages. Challenge yourself, your family, friends and colleagues as a fun way to make a difference. Remember you can sign up at any point during the challenge... so go on sign up, get out and see what you can achieve.

Cyclists photo: Photodune

Remember and be safe and be seen when you are out on your bike!

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Can I Help You? Eilidh Whiteford, Member of the Westminster Parliament for Banff & Buchan Constituency is here to help you. If you are resident in Banff & Buchan you can contact Eilidh in a number of ways: By E-mail: eilidh.whiteford.mp@parliament.uk By Internet Form: www.eilidhwhiteford.info In Person: Eilidh holds regular surgeries across Banff & Buchan – check local press and Your Town Centre for details. Eilidh Whiteford MP can be contacted via her Constituency Office in the following ways: By Post: Unit 7 Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, AB42 3AW By telephone: 01779 822022 By fax: 01779 822025

EILIDH WHITEFORD MP for Banff & Buchan Constituency

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Can I Help You? Stewart Stevenson, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Banffshire & Buchan Coast Constituency is here to help you. If you are resident in Banffshire & Buchan Coast you can contact Stewart in a number of ways: By E-mail: msp@stewartstevenson.net By Internet Form: www.stewartstevenson.net In Person: Stewart holds regular surgeries across Banffshire & Buchan Coast – check local press and Your Town Centre for details. Stewart Stevenson MSP can be contacted via his Constituency Office in the following ways: By Post: Unit 7 Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, AB42 3AW By telephone: 01779 470444

STEWART STEVENSON MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast Constituency

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what’s on

01 Oct 02 03 5th October Variety Concert in aid of Light Up Peterhead, Community Centre Theatre 7.30pm 9th October Peterhead Camera Club Charity Slide Show, Score, Wellbank 7.30pm Tickets £5 for adults, £3 for under 12’s. Contact Peter Lewis 07974 855198

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13th October Car Boot Sale, St Peter Street 8am - 1pm Charity Craft Fair, Rescue Hall 11am - 3pm

4th October - 10th November Open Art Exhibition, Arbuthnot Museum

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6th October Peterhead Community Market, Drummers Corner 10am - 3.30pm Car Boot Sale, St Peter Street 8am - 1pm Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts, Buchanhaven Community Centre 10am - 4pm Community Centre Open Day, Community Centre West End Nights, Broad Way Lights, Community Centre Theatre 7.30pm

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What’s On in

Peterhead

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27th October Connies Christmas Fair, Palace Hotel 11am - 5pm on Saturday. 12pm - 4pm on Sunday.

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30th October BookBug Rhymetime, Peterhead Library 10am

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what’s on

01 Oct 02 03 04 6th - 7th October Maud Railway Museum Open Weekend, Maud 12pm - 4pm

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13th October La Traviata, Haddo House, Tarves 7.30pm www.ScottishOpera.org.uk

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18th October Under The Sea Workshops – Fireworks in a Bottle, Lighthouse Museum, Fraserburgh 10am - 12pm

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What’s On

Out & About 26th October IndianRedLopez, Tunnels, Aberdeen 27th October Halloween at Aden Park, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw 6.30pm Call 01771 613584 for more information

11th October Under The Sea Workshops – Ghosties & Skeletons, Lighthouse Museum, Fraserburgh 10am - 12pm Cost £2 per child

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19th October IndianRedLopez, Snafu, Aberdeen 19th - 21st October Unsolved Crime and Mystery Festival, Haddo House, Tarves Visit www.nts.org.uk/unsolved 23rd October Rangers Guided Childrens Event, Crathes Castle 10.30am - 12pm Autumn Crafts for ages 5 – 12 years. Tickets £3. Call 0844 4932167 for more info. 28th October Halloween at Crathes Castle, Crathes Castle 12pm - 4pm Halloween fun! Adult £5/Child £3/ Family £15/Concession £3. Book online at www.nts.org.uk/Events/ Ticket-Date/1549/.

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reCipe

Ingredients: 175g of Plain Flour 55g of Caster Sugar 115g of Salted Butter Pinch of Salt

Preparation: Grab a baking sheet, greased ready to use Cut your butter into small pieces Preheat your oven to 150degC, 300degF or Gas Mark 2 Remember and wash your hands!

Shortbread Your Town Centre decided to get in to the kitchen recently and try our hand at some homebaking. This month we show off our attempt at making some shortbread!

Get mixing: 1 In a bowl mix together the flour, caster sugar and the salt.

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Now take your small pieces of butter and work into the dry ingredients until you end up with a soft dough.

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Roll the dough out on a lightly floured board and use your cookie cutters. Place your shapes on to your greased baking tray

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Prick the dough with a fork all over.

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Once coloured and firm, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking tray. Sprinkle some caster sugar over the shortbread

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After cooling, remove from the baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool further.

Place in to the preheated oven for around 50 minutes.

We used round cookie cutters but why not try and get some different shaped cookie cutters for Halloween or Christmas!

If you tried this recipe or have a different recipe to make shortbread, get in touch. Send in your comments and pictures to hello@YourTownCentre.co.uk

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review

Lunch for two? We recently took a trip out for a spot of lunch to the Buchan Braes Hotel in the Buchan Braes complex at Boddam. Th is was somewhere where we had not dined at before, for lunch or dinner. We had heard some good things about the food, so decided to give it a try.

The interior is very tastefully decorated with a luxurious feel and dining can be in the lounge or in the open kitchen grill room. We opted to be seated in the more informal lounge and tried the 2 courses for £12. The menu we were told changes weekly and available Monday to Saturdays 12pm till 2pm. I did think that perhaps the two courses might have been a choice between starters or dessert, but it was starters and main course. It would have been nice to have had an option of either. There was plenty of choice for both starters and main courses and our waitress duly informed us of the specials for the day without us asking or looking for the specials board. I settled on the Sweet Chilli Beef Garlic Croute and my companion went for the Prawn Marie Rose with a 14 • www.YourTownCentre.co.uk • October 2012

boiled egg. We didn’t have to wait too long before getting the starters. The beef was steaming when it arrived and was nice and tender. The chilli sauce was not too spicy but gave a nice little after kick. The prawns were done nicely with a sauce that was neither too much or overpowering. Our choice of mains was breaded lemon sole fi llets and a gammon and pineapple salad. Portion sizes were substantial for a lunch time. The two lemon sole fi llets for me were just right, although I must say that I have had better chips - they were just not to my liking, too crispy and crunchy. The salad was a salad; nothing more, nothing less. Well apart from some more chips! It couldn’t be faulted though as it came with plenty of gammon, fresh pineapple and a good selection of salad vegetables. If you are looking for a quiet relaxed lunch in nice surroundings, why not try the Buchan Braes Hotel? Will we be back? Yes. Perhaps even for dinner. But as the menu changes every week, we just may make it a lunch date again. Buchan Braes Hotel, Boddam, Peterhead Tel: 01779 871471


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feaTure

A Civic Society for Peterhead? When was the last time you stopped to look around and

We took a look around Scotland and did you know there is

admire the fantastic buildings that Peterhead has? Buildings

a free annual event during September called Doors Open

which go back many, many years and some of which have

Days? We at Your Town Centre believe that this is something

been photographed as part of the Peterhead Today project.

that Peterhead should be getting involved with. The event

Wouldn’t it be good to know a bit more about how some of

opens up interesting buildings and landmarks, even fishing

the buildings were built the way they were, who built them

boats, to the public that may not otherwise have access.

and why? This would and could give a bigger story to the

One that really caught our eye was the chance to visit the

buildings of Peterhead for future generations to explore.

Irn Bru factory. Who wouldn’t want to go and visit that?

Of course architecture is not just about old buildings; it

Now we may not have an Irn Bru factory here in Peterhead,

applies to new ones as well. With this in mind, Kevin O’Brien

but we do have buildings and landmarks of interest that can

who is an architect in Peterhead with McAdam Design has

lend itself to be part of the event in future.

sounded out various groups and individuals about the formation of a Civic Society in Peterhead. You might ask

If you are interested in the Civic Society, keep watching

“What would a Civic Society bring to Peterhead?”

for more details as they develop and if you have any comments or suggestions, please do get in touch with

A Peterhead Civic Society would be engaged in

us here at Your Town Centre or you can contact Kevin on

campaigning, commenting on and encouraging

kevinjamesobrien@yahoo.co.uk

improvements to buildings, historic areas, new developments and the general fabric of the town and

More details of Doors Open Days can be found at

surrounding area. When up and running, the group could

www.DoorsOpenDays.org.uk and the Peterhead Today

help generate interest, investment and even tourism to

project can be found at www.PeterheadToday.com

Peterhead and is something that Your Town Centre fully support.

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Useful Information

useful info

Phone numbers Schools

Pharmacies

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

Dentists

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

Peterhead Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 472554

NHS 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08454 242424

Arbuthnot Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 477778

Repeat Prescriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01779 482539

Term dates

Useful Websites

School breaks up for the October holidays on Friday 12th of

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October and go back on Monday 29th of October.

www.Aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Academy returns on Tuesday 30th of October

Monday the 12th and Tuesday the 13th of November 2012 are In Service Days

www.nhs24.com www.Grampian.Police.uk www.PeterheadProjects.co.uk www.AberdeenshireArts.org.uk

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.

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