Aberchirder Coat-of-Arms

The Foggie Gossip

November 2007 Edition


Aberchirder Library recently had an unusual visitor.

At the Story Telling session for children on 7th November, where the theme was 'horses', a miniature horse visited to add reality to the day.  Tiny Tim Juils, a miniature horse wearing a Winnie The Pooh coat, delighted children and visitors to the library.

Julie Hunt (pictured on the right of the photographs) from Woodside of Carnousie, brought Tiny along.  He is the largest of her miniature horses standing at 30".  Julie has American, Dutch and British miniatures from 19" high and specialises in Falabellas which originate in Argentina.  There are many champion breeds in her stables with horses up to 17 hands.

Tiny Tim Gets a Cuddle
Sharon Sneddon (2) gives Tiny Tim a cuddle while Mary Turner (left) watches

Horsing Around in the Library
Lucy Turner (3) listens to Librarian Brenda King and her horse puppet


An Aberchirder fancy dress 40th birthday bash, attended by about 50 people in the local bowling club pavilion, has raised 560 for local charity group in lieu of gifts.  Fourth from left, birthday girl 'pirate' Denise Rough, hands over the cheque to Kenny Christie of the Turriff branch of Cancer Research UK (Scotland).

560 Raised for Cancer Research
Picture Courtesy of Andy Taylor, Banff

Others are from left, 'cave woman' Melissa Ross, 'superhero' Stacey Robertson, 'queen' Elaine Robertson, 'batman' Ronald Rough, 'pirate' Ronald Harris.
In front are youngsters, 'baby spider' Ronald Harris, 'dracula' Nathan Ross, 'witch' Teigan Harris, 'scooby-doo' Ryan Robertson.

The Turriff branch Cancer Research has, since formed in 1993, raised a grand total of 85,888.





Married on 9th November 2007 were Stella Michie and Derek Brown of Harris Way, Aberchirder.

The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Banff Springs Hotel.

The couple have two children, Katie (3) and Evan (9 mths).  Derek is a Machinist with Black Gold Oil Tools in Huntly.


Stella and Deck


More than 200 guests attended the Banff and District Farmers Ball in Banff Springs Hotel on Saturday, 10th November.

Pictured below are committee members and partners.

Officials at the Farmer's Ball
Picture Courtesy of Andy Taylor, Banff

In front from left are officials -- Secretary David Wilson with his wife Marie; Vice-Chairman Stuart Milne with wife Linda (behind to left); Chairman Alan Davidson with wife Lorraine; Karen and Eric Mutch (Treasurer).

Richard Waters sponsors Under 13's



Richard Waters of Instant Holidays recently provided members of the Deveronvale Under 13's footballers with new polo shirts.  The shirts, displaying the company logo and Richard's contact details, will be used at Deveronvale's fund raising and other events.


Richard is pictured left with two members of the Deveronvale Under 13's.



Aberchirder lads Christopher Ogden (Parkside of Cranna), Peter Morrison (Causewayend Crescent) and Derri Wilson (Wellfield Terrace), play for Deveronvale lads under-14s football team.

The team and their families are presently "fund-raising like mad" to get enough money together for the lads to attend a European Football Tournament near Barcelona next March.  They have been invited to play in the Trofeo Mediterraneo II Tourney in Tordero, about an hour's drive from the city.

Some of the fundraising efforts include selling books of raffle tickets - 1 a book, good prizes, to be drawn on 23rd December.  Bag packing will take place in ASDA, Huntly, 16th December.  There is a Kids Disco at the New Inn on 7th December - 6.30-8pm (P1-7) 8-10pm (S1-3).  A final fundraiser will be held on 16th February at the Fife Lodge in Banff.

This is a great honour and opportunity for these youngsters and if you can help in any way, please do so.


Pictured from left: Christopher Ogden, Peter Morrison, Derri Wilson.

Foggie lads aim for Spain

Pudsey   Pudsey   Pudsey   Pudsey        CHILDREN IN NEED       Pudsey   Pudsey   Pudsey   Pudsey

Staff at Aberchirder Pharmacy dressed in up in nightwear, ran a sales table and competitions, all to raise funds for Children in Need.
They raised the impressive sum of 238.40
Winner of the Guess the Teddy's Birthday was Hilda Fraser of Main Street, Aberchirder.

PJ's for Pudsey

You certainly wouldn't get two of these lovely pyjama girls for 1
From Left:  Maureen Calder, Jillian Shearer, Fiona Addison, Arlene Milne.


Collection bottles from Aberchirder Bowling Club and the Commercial Hotel gave a final boost to this year's fundraising towards Christmas lighting in the village.  New lighting has been purchased this year at a cost of over 4,000.

The bottle in the Bowling Club raised 155.77 and a small raffle organised to guess how much money was contained in the bottle, raised a further 14.00 -
Prize-winner was Michael Legge.

The collection bottle in the Commercial Hotel brought in a further 33.55,
Giving a total of 203.32

Pictured right are some members of the Community Association counting the proceeds.
From left:  Jan Skyner, Brian King, Debbie Ray, Kenny Benzie, Linda Farquhar, Bob Peden.

Counting the generous donations.

Erecting Christmas Lights


Aberchirder & District Community Association would like to take this opportunity to say

a big


to all those involved in raising the money for the new festive lights and we hope to receive continued support for this worthwhile on-going project.

The festive lights were erected on Sunday 2nd December.



Two new members join Marnoch Beaver Scouts.


Seated front centre are new members  Roman Smith and Stephanie King.  Stephanie, who is Foggie's first girl Beaver, attends Forgue Primary School.
Flanking either side of them are visitors Ashleigh Donald and Taylor Richardson of the new Beaver colony in Banff.

Back row from left:  Robert Fowlie, Niall Stewart, William King, Robert Auchnie, Ryan Robertson and Euan Duncan.



Emma Morrison of Causewayend Crescent, Aberchirder, fulfilled an ambition she has had for several years as, on 22nd November 2007, she graduated from the University of Paisley with a Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing (Distance Learning).

Emma is returning in February 2008 having been accepted to study for her BSc.

She meantime works as a Staff Nurse with NHS Grampian at Inverurie Hospital in Donbank Ward (assessment and rehabilitation / interim care)

Congratulations Emma and good luck with your forthcoming studies.




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63 Main Street, Aberchirder
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Marnoch Parish Church Festive Events

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 16th December 7pm

Marnoch Parish Church
(Bring a Candle & Holder)

Carol Singing Round Village
Christmas Eve from 7pm

Starting at Church or Join In Around the Village


Marnoch Parish Church
24th December 11.30pm

Christmas Day Service

Marnoch Parish Church at 10.30am
Hogmanay Hoolie

Church Hall 31st December at 9pm
Bring your own soft drinks & nibbles

"Good with Food"

The following Special Offers are available at your local Aberchirder Co-op Store
until 31st December  (whilst stocks last)

Walkers Quavers or Wotsits 6pk
Buy two Get two Free  1.28
Co-op 1 Litre Mixers
Buy 3 for 99p
2 Litres Pepsi
Buy one Get one Free  1.49
Co-op Quiche Lorraine
Half Price - 1.04
Co-op 20pk Mini Sausage Rolls
1 Litre Shloer
Buy one Get one Free  2.29

      Merry Christmas to all Our Customers     
From Paul and all the Staff

Promote Aberchirder & District and our Website

Now Available
Clear window clings with white lettering showing

These clings, measuring 350mm x  50mm, are non-sticky and can be placed
inside car windows or any other glazing.

Please order them to promote our area.

Available from Linda Farquhar, Tel 01466 780512
contact us at info@foggieloan.co.uk

Donation of 1 each Welcomed

Foggie website promotion


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