The Foggie Gossip




John Peden of Aberchirder and Angela Kerr of Aberdeen tied the knot at Maryculter House Hotel on 21st July.

The ceremony took place in the garden of the hotel beside the River Dee.

The couple both live in Aberdeen where John is a Kitchen Manager and Angela is a P.A. with an oil company.



Pictured below is a group of Foggie lads who turned out for the big event and the evening soirée.
John's friends were well represented at the wedding but only one of those in the photo is still based here - a sign of the times!

Foggie lads
Picture courtesy of Eleanor Smillie

L to R:  Kevin George (New York, USA), Mark Milne (London), Malcolm McMichael (Aberdeen), John Peden (Aberdeen), Alistair Peden (Perth, Australia), Best Man Matthew Youngson (Manchester), Lee Campbell (Aberdeen), Barry Chalmers (Aberchirder).


Pictured below are some of the prize-winning football teams from this year's Foggie Gala







Jamie McKinnon of Aberchirder is holding the Scottish Youth Football Association 15s Select Shield.  Jamie was one of 16 players selected out of the North Region Juveniles.  They got to the final where they beat Ayrshire 3-0.  It is the first time the North Region has won the shield.

Jamie also plays for Dyce Boy's Club.  They reached the final of the Willie Bauld Scottish Cup Final which will be played in Tynecastle on a date yet to be fixed.


Jamie McKinnon


Brenda King, known to most local people as our Librarian in Aberchirder, is preparing to walk 63 miles to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Brenda has worked for 4 years as a carer for Alzheimer Scotland and knows exactly how the disease affects both sufferers and their families.  When a poster came in through the letterbox of the library telling of a sponsored walk to raise money for the Society, she felt compelled to add it to her list of fundraising events.

Brenda King

The walk, which takes place from 8th - 11th September, follows St Cuthbert's Way, starting at Melrose Abbey and ending at Lindisfarne on Holy Island.  Brenda will average 16 miles per day and is paying for all her accommodation and food required on the the way.  At least her gear and food will be transported from place to place for her, making the trek a little easier.

You can follow Brenda's route by clicking here.

Brenda has been practicing by taking her dog for long walks although her husband Brian has been sure some of her outings have been a little ambitious.  On one occasion he received a call from her mobile and he laughed saying he knew she would call for a lift home.  Brenda assured him she was fine but that the dog had given up.

If you would like to sponsor Brenda please use the link to her web page below where you can make your donation on-line.  Money raised by Brenda will go specifically to Alzheimer Scotland.

There are over 100 types of dementia with the most common being Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.  It is estimated that there are over 750,000 people in the UK with dementia and some 18 million worldwide.  For more information on the subject, visit


You can make a donation on-line by visiting Brenda's Web Page at


Alzheimer Scotland

Another of Brenda's fundraising events is to be the holding of a coffee morning in Marnoch Church Hall on Main Street on 20th August.

She is also entering a decorated float in the Foggie Show evening Fancy Dress Parade.  Her daughter Karen is this year's Show Attendant.


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