The Foggie Gossip

April 2005 Edition

DONALD / DURNO WEDDING

 

Married at St Ninians & Forglen Church, Turriff on 22nd April 2005 were Ian Donald, South Itlaw and Judith Durno, Main Street, Aberchirder.

Ian is a farmer and Judith a dispensing technician with Baird the Chemist in Huntly.  They are to make their home at Ryland, Alvah.

 

 

LONDON MARATHON RUNNER

Neil with his London Marathon Medal

Neil Davidson, North Street, took part in the 25th London Marathon this month and raised 1200 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.  He completed the course in 4hrs 54mins.  Though he beat his target of 5hrs, he said he could have done better but was reasonably satisfied considering the heat of the day.

Neil (49) has now completed 13 London Marathons, his best time being 3hrs 51mins 14 years ago.  He has also taken part in Aberdeen, Glasgow and New York Marathons.

Due to the poor weather and high winds over recent weeks, he did most of his training in the Cleanhill Woods.  Running circuits of approximately 1 mile each, he had bottles of water strategically placed to keep his fluid level up.  On one occasion he completed 20 circuits!


We wish Neil all the best in his next Marathon, The Tartan 10K at Balmoral on 30th April.

LESSONS IN SONG-WRITING

Foggie pupils get expert tuition
Picture Courtesy of Andy Taylor

Aberchirder Primary 7 pupils with three of Scotland's top song-writers/musicians Rod Paterson, Dave Francis and Gill Bowman.
They are being taught along with pupils from other local primary schools, to write new folk songs in the North-East style as part of a competition run by Portsoy's Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.

Standing at back:  Gemma Duguid, Mark Bolger, Gavin Thom, Michael McGregor
Middle:  Steven Adam, James Brown, Stephanie Steel, Joanne Stewart, Gemma McRae, Faye Webster, Michelle Bean, Katrina Bowie, Kieran Gordon, Gary Kelman, Hanna Livermore, Megan Jones, Eioffe Gatenby, Rebecca Moir
Sitting front left:  Jake Millar

Allan with his trophy  

ALLAN TAKES THE CUP

 

Allan Smith of Aberchirder won the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland Cup at a recent competition held in the Westburn Lounge in Aberdeen, adding to his collection of trophies.

Allan has been singing traditional ballads for three years now and his successes have led him to produce a CD which he will be recording on 9th May.

His CD will be titled
"Traditions of My Culture (The Gipsy Laddie)"

 

 

Picture by Andy Taylor Courtesy of Allan Smith

 

MUTCH / McLELLAN WEDDING




Married at New Plymouth, New Zealand on 3rd April, 2005 were Gavin Mutch, Woodside, Mosscoral, Forgue and Pip McLellan, Stratford, New Zealand.

Both resident in New Zealand, Pip is an accomplished endurance horserider and Gavin is a sheep shearer.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY


 

Saturday 4th June

Primary 7 & Under

7.00 'till 9.30pm in the Church Hall

Sunday 5th June
at McRobert Park

5-A-Side Football
Stalls, Bouncy Castle, Garden Ornaments, Plants, Wheel of Fortune, Face Painting, Burgers, Teas, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Crisps, Raffle + More


####  FUN DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY  ####

Morrison's Bakery
Picture Courtesy of  Evelyn Chalmers

James Morrison, Bakers, The Square Aberchirder.
From a postcard by S M Gibson, Gateshead-on-Tyne c1910

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