The Foggie Gossip

November 2005 EDITION


The Provincial Grand Lodge of Banffshire held a charities sporting weekend at Aberchirder Bowling Club on 24/25 July 2005.
The fund raising weekend has become an annual event and many local charities benefit from the proceeds.

Cheques were recently presented to the following groups from money raised from last year's event:
Banff Show
  Gordon Highlanders Association (Macduff Branch)
Aberchirder Day Club
Aberchirder Pensioners Association
The Arches Centre

This year's event raised 2,500 and this will be distributed to local groups and charities over the next 12 months.


Bowling Triples Winners

Junior Winners

Triples Winners Junior Winners

Left - Right
Bill Legge (Provincial Grand Master of Banffshire) presenting prizes to to the Aberchirder winners:
Ronald, George & Ronnie Harris and,
to the runners up from Rothienorman:
Lorna McHattie, Wendy & Neil Esslemont.

Left - Right
Kay Cairns (Match Secretary) with Aberchirder winners:
Graham Thom, Joanne Stewart & Gavin Thom and
Bill Legge presenting the prizes.

Speed Pool Winners:
Aaron Willox - under 18's
Steve McIntosh - over 18's

Darts Winners:
Men - Scott Chalmers
Ladies - Elaine Chalmers
Junior - Gavin Thom


Readers will recall from our July issue, that Brenda King of Causewayend Crescent, Aberchirder, was preparing to set out on a 63 mile walk to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.  Brenda successfully completed the walk from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island and raised the tremendous sum of 2,410.

Alzheimer's benefit from sponsored walk
Picture courtesy of Andy Taylor

Brenda (left) is seen handing over a cheque to Alzheimer Scotland.
This was accepted by Janice Caine (right), Service Manager, North Aberdeenshire Services.


Residents and staff of Walker Court Sheltered Housing Complex held a fundraising coffee morning and sale on 12th November.  Following a very successful day, a total of 1,055 (after expenses) was raised.

Walker Court Crafties!
Picture courtesy of Andy Taylor

Admiring their handiwork are from left: Helena Stevens, Agnes Wilson, Ella Gronkowski, Nellie Taylor, Lucille Tuddenham, Josephine Murray (Warden), Kate Shand (seated).

Bottle Stall & Bric-a brac
Coffee time
Coffee Time
Craft stall
Craft Work
Cake stall
Home Bakes


The Aberchirder Community Calendar for next year is now available for sale.

It takes the form of a 'kitchen calendar' where space is available to make notes and appointments against each date.

2006 Foggie Calendar

At only 3.00 each (including envelope) it makes an ideal Christmas gift.

Copies are available locally from:

  • M Brown, Newsagents
    55 Main Street
  • Bremners of Foggie
    Old School
  • D McKay, Butchers
    7 The Square
  • Aberchirder & District Community Association
Also available through this web site's Gift Shop


On this day, wreaths of poppies are laid at war memorials and in gardens of remembrance in countries all around the world.  This year saw special celebrations and commemorations marking 60 years since the end of the Second World War.

A service was held in Marnoch New Church on 13th November in honour and remembrance of those who died in both world wars and later conflicts.

Colour Parties and Wreath Bearers

Mr S Symon, MM and Bar, on behalf of the Gordon Highlanders

Aberchirder War Memorial at New Marnoch Church

The order of wreath laying in Aberchirder and District was as follows:

New Marnoch Church

Ex Servicemen  --  Mr R Boyne
Gordon Highlanders  -  Mr S Symon (MM and Bar)
Church  -  Mr G Smith
Aberdeenshire Council  -  Mr D McKay

Old Marnoch Church

Aberdeenshire Council  -  Mr G Christie

Culvie School

Aberdeenshire Council  -  Mr L Chalmers


Gillian Stewart of Aberchirder, graduated with an HND in Legal Services from Aberdeen College.

The ceremony took place in Aberdeen Beach Ballroom on 14th November.

Gillian is presently Stewardess of Aberchirder Bowling Club and hopes to join the Police Force next year.







Do you operate a business or provide a service in Aberchirder or the Marnoch area?  Do you run a club or organisation in the area?

If the answer is yes, are you listed on our Business or Community web pages?

If not, then consider the benefits of having your details posted on these pages.  It will promote your company or organisation and make it easily found on the Internet relative to Aberchirder.  By showing contact names, telephone numbers, and any email or fax numbers, it also makes it easier for people to contact you.

On-line search

With the growing number of people using computers and the internet to find information and services, the more it will benefit you and your customers or clients if you are listed here.

For a small one-off payment, your business or group could be listed on our web pages and if you already have your own web page, we can link your entry to that.  Alternatively, if you wish, we can provide you with your own separate personal web page where details of your business, service or organisation can be explained more fully - see example.

For more information, contact us at:
speak to any member of Aberchirder & District Community Association.


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