The Foggie Gossip

January 2007 Edition


Arwyn Rose Peden was born at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on 20th November 2006 weighing just over 8lbs.

She is growing fast and is keeping her parents
Angela and John busy at their home in Westhill, Aberdeen.

John, formerly of Causewayend Crescent, Aberchirder, is a Kitchen Manager and Angela is a P.A. with an oil company.

John, Angela and baby Arwyn


The Cutting Room Salon

Amanda Brown and Angela Morrison opened The Cutting Room hair salon on 10th October 2006.  The business, situated at 63 Main Street, Aberchirder, is proving a great success and their customer base is growing all the time.  Many of their existing customers have followed them to The Cutting Room and new customers are always welcome.

The salon is very busy and both ladies and gents complete hair-care needs are catered for.

Inside the salon
The main salon


Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10am - 8pm
Wednesday - 10am - 7pm
Thursday - 10am - 8pm
Friday - 9.30am - 6pm
Saturday - 9am - 4pm

Appointments Only

Tel: 01466 781073

Angela styling
Angela styling

Amanda rinsing
Shampoo and rinse from Amanda

We wish Amanda & Angela continued success with their business.


A few sample toys

Gordon George has been interested in working with wood since his school days.  His high quality workmanship is well known in the area and there is nothing Gordon likes better than designing and making all sorts of items from start to finish.  As well as toys, children's play equipment and other items such as you can see here, he makes items of furniture and equipment to assist elderly or disabled people.

Although it is not obvious from his accent, Gordon was born in Elgin.  At the age of 17 he moved to Watford, North London to work as a butcher in Sainsbury's.  He met his wife Janet in Watford and they returned to Elgin to marry before moving to Wigtown where again Gordon worked as a butcher.  In the early 60's he took up his interest in woodworking again, making toys for their family of 2 sons and a daughter.

In 1972, Gordon and family moved to Ordiquhill then in 1974 they moved to a house in Aberchirder.  Gordon was at this time working with Alistair Gregor the butcher in The Square.  In 1989, with his love of woodworking, he started working with the Occupational Therapy section of the District Council as a Technician making items for the elderly and those with physical difficulties.


Gordon with some of his work

Putting the finishing touches to a craft box

Having retired in 1999, Gordon is still busy making new toys for his 5 grandchildren as well as many other household items.  He also does voluntary work for REMAP making things you cannot buy elsewhere.

Gordon takes orders for wooden toys, craft or tool boxes, pieces of furniture and other household or small garden items.  He will also carry out minor repairs to furniture.

If you want something made, he can work from a drawing, photograph or your ideas and measurements.

You can contact him on 01466 780578


Playgroup Playgroup

Aberchirder Playgroup children tucking in at their Christmas party.

Mother's & Toddlers Mother's & Toddlers
Aberchirder Mother's & Toddlers group receiving presents from Santa at their Christmas party.



So far, only a few entries have been been received so you have a good chance of picking up a prize.

'Spirit of Marnoch'
Photographic Competition

Prints or digital images are eligible for entry.
Click the film below to open a PDF file containing the rules and application form for printing.

Click the film below to open a PDF file containing the rules and application form for printing.

Competition closes 31st March 2007


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