Aberchirder Coat-of-Arms

The Foggie Gossip

June 2007 Edition


The annual Foggie Gala on 3rd June was a great success.  Despite the poor weather forecast, the day stayed dry though overcast for a lot of the time.  The main event, children's 5-a-Side Football, attracted 47 teams and a good number of spectators and supporters turned out to cheer the players on.  The stall holders also managed to boost the funds of their various community groups thanks to the generousity of those attending the gala.

Aberchirder & District Community Association wishes to thank all those involved, for their hard work, participation, sponsorship and generousity.

Community Groups' Stalls
Community Groups' Stalls
2007 Gala
Stalls at McRobert Park
Big Slide
Children's Big Slide
Face Painting
Face Painting
Animal Charm
Tiger Face
Fire Safety and Ambulance Service
Fire Safety Display and Ambulance Service
The Raffle Draw
Drawing the Raffle
Winners of the Gala Raffle were:
1st Prize 100 - Terri Lelej, Portknockie
2nd Prize 50 - M Duncan, Aberchirder
3rd Prize 25 - Danny Malcolm, Aberchirder

Top 5-a-Side Teams

Foggie Babes
Foggie Babes - 2 Goals
Turriff Primary Girls
Turriff Primary Girls - 1 Goal
Primary 1,2 & 3 winners
Primary 1,2 & 3 Deveron Boys - 2 Goals
Primary 1,2 & 3 runners up
Primary 1,2 & 3 Buckie - 0 Goals
Primary 4 & 5 winners
Primary 4 & 5 Deveron Boys - 3 Goals
Primary 4 & 5 runners up
Primary 4 & 5 Huntly - 2 Goals
Primary 6 & 7 winners
Primary 6 & 7 Buckie A - 1 Goal
Primary 6 & 7 runners up
Primary 6 & 7 Huntly - 0 Goals


Five members of Chap Construction took part in an abseiling event at the Emmerdale Extravaganza in Aberdeen on 9th June to raise money for charity.

Iain Ross begins the drop

One of the members, seen here, was Iain Ross of Causewayend Crescent, Aberchirder, who braved the 150 foot drop from the top of the tower at Aberdeen Exhibition Centre.  Not bad for an old 'chappie'.


The team of five raised around 1300 for the various charities including The Anthony Nolan Trust and Leukaemia Research.



Aberchirder Nursery
Aberchirder Nursery

Nurseries from the local area recently gathered at Duff House playing-field in Banff for a 'Nursery Fun Day'.  Events took place in glorious sunshine and included games, races and a puppet show.

Groups from Macduff, Banff, Whitehills, Portsoy, Ordiquhill and Aberchirder attended the event which ended with a parade round the field followed by a picnic.

Sponsors who supported the day were:
Sangs with bottled water; Portsoy Ice Cream with tubs of ice-cream; Aberchirder Co-op with ribboned medals for all children; Tesco with a voucher.

Aberchirder Nursery in Parade

Pictures Courtesy of Andy Taylor, Banff


The Cutting Room

Angela Morrison who operates the Cutting Room Hair Salon at 63 Main Street, Aberchirder is having alterations carried out to accommodate another new business.

On or about 13th July, a new Chiropody / Podiatry business will open providing a service one day a week initially.

Steven Dowdeswell. BSc(Hons) Pod Med. M.Ch.S S.R.Ch. HPC Registered, will provide all Chiropody treatments e,g. nail care, verrucae, nail surgery etc and all Podiatry treatments, e.g. gait analysis, sports injuries, custom made insoles / orthotics, etc.

Present patients range from children, athletes and high risk elderly patients, to ladies going on holiday and wanting beautiful looking feet!

The consulting room will be open for appointments on Fridays only but alternative arrangements can usually be made if this is not suitable.

The service offers 10 min FREE foot health checks where an informal chat is offered.  Also FREE foot health checks for all developing Dancers as they are registered with Dance UK, an organisation that works to promote the Healthier Dancer.


Auld Broon CD

Auld Broon
Fae Foggie Toon

Following the huge success of the Aul' Broon Book, a new CD has been released by Ross Records this month, of Simon Brown relating his own famous poems.

The previously produced cassette tapes sold out and the new CD replicates the same tracks, with the addition of Simon's popular rendering of 'The Foggie Sewer'.

Simon Brown, 1908 - 1993, entertained local residents in the 1970s and 1980s by reciting his poems in the New Inn Hotel.  In 1985 at the age of 77 Simon had an audio tape produced by Ross records.

Copies of this latest recording are available from Ross Records in Turriff for 9.99 or on-line via their website here at 10,99 including p&p.


St Marnans Sports Club have just completed a highly successful pilot scheme to add a Badminton Club to their growing list of activities in the village.  The session, open for Primary 7 to Secondary pupils, proved very successful.  The Club plans to open up further sessions for a younger age group and an adults only section when they resume activities in September.  They are also on the lookout for anyone interested in becoming a badminton coach.

For further information please call Adrian Inglis on 01466 780175.    Pictured right are badminton members along with the winner Adele Henderson and runner-up Lee Inglis (front 2nd and 3rd left) of the club's summer singles competition .

Badminton Club


Marnoch Church members wish to thank all those who participated and donated to funds by purchasing the recent quiz sheets.  The sum of 60 was raised.  Quiz answers are shown below.

Anagrams of Towns and Villages

                          Sweet Tooth Quiz

1. Aberchirder
2. Pitlochry
3. Auchtertool
4. Inverkeithing
5. Falkirk
6. Montrose
7. Dunfermline
8. Stirling
9. Kirriemuir
10. Ladybank
11. Inverallochy
12. Kingsbarns
13. Strathrannoch
14. Tomintoul
15. Livingston
16. Gorebridge
17. Galashiels
18. Winchburgh
19. Inverurie
20. New Pitsilgo
21. Grantown on Spey
22. Kilconquher
23. Ythan Wells
24. Clackmannan
25. Lossiemouth
1. Wobbly Infants
2. Edible fasteners
3.Nine, ten ,eleven
4. Home for alcoholic teeth
5. Fallen Fruit
6.Clever Clogs
7. Italian Flowers maybe?
8. Dairy breakfast not with bacon
9. Eastern Promise
10 Valentine's favourite
11.The Red Planet
12. A night twinkler explodes
13. Naughty people need this
14. Sport of Princes
15. Complete precious metal
16. Where refined people live
17. Time for a party?
18. Carrier of Dairy Produce
19 This sweet caused a mutiny
20. Our Galaxy

-  Jelly Babies
-  Chocolate Buttons
-  After Eights
-  Wine Gums
-  Pear drops
-  Smarties
-  Parma Violets
-  Cream Egg
-  Turkish Delight
-  Lovehearts
-  Mars
-  Starburst
-  Time out
-  Polo
-  All Gold
-  Quality Street
-  Celebrations
-  Milk Tray
-  Bounty
-  Milk Way

Winner:  Joan Chalmers                        Winner:  Ruth Graham


Retiring after 46 years as an Elder of Marnoch Parish Church is Sandy Wright (81) who resides in Turriff.  On behalf of the congregation. the Church's newest Elder Tracy Brook (second right) presented Sandy with a bible and Session Clerk Maureen Calder (left) handed over a painting of the church by Derek Gray and a voucher allowing Sandy to select his own picture frame.

Laura and Jessica Brook presented Sandy's wife Phyllis with a basket of flowers.

Sandy Wright Retires as Church Elder
Sandy was a very well known and respected farmer in the Marnoch area.  Prior to retiring in 1986, he farmed at the Home Farm of Auchintoul for 43 years.  His wife Phyllis is equally well known and treasured by many in Aberchirder as a former primary school teacher in the village.


Friday 6th July
Marnoch Church Hall, Main Street
from 7.00pm
All Welcome


Summer Fun for Children at Aberchirder Library

The following events will be held in the Library
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+ Bring Your Own Teddy +

"Teddy Bear's Picnic"
11th July  10am - 10.45am

Story Telling and Rhyme Time for
Pre-School Age Group

Coffee will be served

Craft Morning for 5-8 Year Olds
1st August 10-12 noon

All Welcome

Story telling for 0-5 Year Olds
8th August - 10am -10.45am

Coffee will be served


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The following Special Offers are available at your local Aberchirder Co-op Store
  until 8th July (whilst stocks last)

Golden Wonder Crisps
15 Bags for the Price of 10 - only 1.56
Coca Cola 6pk
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Carlsberg 8 x 440 ml
Special Purchase 5
Co-op Scottish Strawberries 454gm pack
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Co-op Fresh Double Cream 284ml
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